MBA 2012 Base 13'' - Do I get the i5 or i7??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Reggie12, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Reggie12 macrumors newbie

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    Is it worth the extra £120 to upgrade to the i7?

    Any thoughts appreciated!
     
  2. brig2221 macrumors 6502

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    Unless you are a significant power user, or deal mainly with programs that eat a lot of CPU power (which I don't), you most likely won't see any noticeable difference.

    Whether it's worth the extra $100 is another question entirely. As noted, even though I'm not a power user and most likely would never notice the difference, I went ahead and upgraded to the Core i7, and I did so for a few reasons:

    1) The upgrade is only $100. $100 is nothing to sneeze at, but in the grand scheme of thinigs, wasn't prohibitively expensive.

    2) I wanted to future proof the computer as best I could, and I felt this was one way of accomplishing that, and as noted above, all for $100.

    3) I thought it would help with future resale value. My thinking was that 2-3 years down the road if I want to sell and upgrade, a core i7 would be more desireable from a re-sell standpoint than an i5.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you have to ask, it's probably not worth it.
     

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