MBA 13": is it worth it upgrading to i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MarceFX, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. MarceFX macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2006
    Graná (Spain)

    I'm in love with the new MBA, but I also need good performance. I'll go with the 8 GB of RAM upgrade, but I'm also thinking about getting an i7 upgrade. Do you it is worth it (for the price)?

  2. WWDC2013 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    Yeah I'm also wondering the same thing... Is there any benchmark results available?
  3. JMountainDew macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2012
    And is there any noticeable difference in the mba 11 between the i5 and i7 with regards to heat and/or fan noise?
  4. jmcube macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2013
    For the rMBP the jump from i5 to i7 is significant.

    I expect it might be the case here too.

  5. silverf1re macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2011
    I upgraded to the 1.7. To be honest 140 bucks to jump 400 mhz on each core alone would have sold me but the extra cache on the i7 sold me. But hey thats just some random person on the Internets opinion.
  6. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    I went for 1.7ghz and 8 gigs of ram as I plan on having this last me for several years.
  7. WWDC2013 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    What can an extra cache do?
  8. xxnoelziexx macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
    I went for the 1.7, resale value and future proofing playing a big factor in my purchase. Everyone needs are different look at your usage and how long you want to keep the laptop for.

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