MBP 13"... i5 or i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by far4477, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. far4477 macrumors member

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    Hello everybody. I want to get the 13 inch because its so portable but I also need a fairly powerful machine (plenty of ram!), but I am undecided whethere I should get an i5 or an i7. I mainly surf the web and all that stuff, I do some very light gaming but I also use more demanding applications such as photoshop and cubase. Keep in mind i want to keep this laptop for at least 2 years.
    I have heard of many many people who have problems with the i7 (overheating etc.), I will buy this laptop in 2 months, will this be fixed by then?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    i5 and an SSD is a better deal than the i7. I doubt you would notice much difference between the two CPUs but you will definitely notice the SSD.
     
  3. far4477 thread starter macrumors member

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    I already own an SSD i will put in the mac myself, so that's not an issue :D
     
  4. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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  5. altair7 macrumors member

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    For cubase, I would go with the fastest possible.
     
  6. Naimfan macrumors 601

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    SEARCH is your friend. There have been innumerable threads on your exact same question.
     
  7. far4477 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am reading more and more about people with a 13in i7 MBP with those overheating and some battery problems... is it a common issue? i dont want to risk it:(
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    People come here to post about problems. People then look for these problems and obsess over them.

    There are heat threads every refresh.
     

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