need advice please?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacDannny, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. MacDannny macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2010
    I got a 15" i7 with 500gb 7200 HDD, and apple care. i think it may be overkill for me though, as I just do the usual stuff, no massively heavy use! however, i priced up the 15" 2.4GHz and its only £100 less (with student discount)

    will the battery be much less with the i7? other than that i dont really see any reason to downgrade to 2.4, as I will probably get more money back for the i7 when it comes to selling in a couple of years!
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    i5 and i7 has the same TDP so power consumption should be about the same. For 100£, i7 is definitely worth it as you get more VRAM too, not that you need it but when you sell it, it's gonna matter
  3. jpow112 macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2007
    same as you

    Hi - I've got nearly the same spec as you on order - but a hi res non glossy screen.

    I've also got edu discount - and I figured might as well get max use out of it.

    The better spec you get now - the more future proof it is.

    My last mac but one, a powerbook alu 15" 1.67 is still going strong and is useful for browsing, kids homework, etc. I maxed that out when I got it and glad I did
  4. MacDannny thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Thanks, I thought I may as well tell the truth, I'm not gonna use the full power of the i7, but like i thought, and like you say; the i7 will bring more back in when it comes to selling. i suppose the VRAM also makes it a bit more futureproof as far as games go too!

    now just need to sort out AG or glossy! oh my god, I'm so indecisive!

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