MBA 11" i5 or i7

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  1. Drew888, Feb 26, 2014
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    Drew888 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get an 11" MBA with 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD.

    I plan on using it mainly for web browsing and word processing. Will I notice any speed difference between the i5 and i7?

    Thanks!
     
  2. phitcharkorn, Feb 26, 2014
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    No, I honestly don't think you will. While I will always advise someone to buy as much RAM as they can afford (as that will make a difference to performance), and while I, personally, am a fan of having a large memory, the core speed is a lot less important, especially when the difference between them is not so striking. The i5 should be more than enough for your needs.
     
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    even if you only do light tasks they will still be done more quickly with an i7 than an i5
     
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    It is unlikely you will notice the difference for undemanding tasks. That being said, if you can afford it, get it.
     

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