MBP i5 or i7, Hi-Res Screen?

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  1. ijsportsman macrumors newbie

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    So I am going to purchase a new 15" MBP. I have looked at all the threads and have been referred on other sites to a lot of threads addressing the topic. But concisely and honestly advise me. I am going to run CS5 Master Collection and Final Cut Studio 3. I am leaning towards the i7 because of hyper threading. Also the Specialist I talked to at the Apple Store said that he didn't think there was that much of a difference between the Hi-Res Screen and the Lo-Res. Anyway, my main concern is i5 or i7. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The difference between low-res and high-res screen is more screen real estate on the high-res screen, which comes in handy with video editing and other "stuff".

    I use a 17" MBP with 1920 x 1200 and sometimes even that was too small for editing an SD video, especially when it comes to compositing.
     
  3. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    Both the Core i5 and Core i7 in the MBP have hyperthreading. But all the benchmark tests indicate the Core i7 gains about 8-12% in speed vs. the two Core i5 models. And then you have the extra video RAM only available in the Core i7 model. Photoshop loves that extra video RAM.

    Either one is a good choice compared to all previous MacBook Pros. The question you have to ask yourself is: Do you want to go fast, or do you want to go faster?

    Hi-res screen all the way! And for Photoshop work, I recommend the anti-glare model.

    Mark
     
  4. ijsportsman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But do you think its worth the $100 to upgrade?
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    For me it would be worth it. I had the 15" MBP with 1440 x 900 and it was quite small when handling video or 12MP photos.

    So it's up to you, if you think you gonna profit from more resolution, then go for it. It will take some time to get used to, but in the end ...
     

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