I currently have a 13" MBP Early 2011 2.3GHz Intel Core i5. I mainly use my MBP for school and work, some audio/video editing as a hobby not professional, and basically never use it for gaming. I will be buying a Non-Retina 13" MBP instead of the new Retina MBP to save money and I still use/burn cds/dvds quite often. I will be giving my 2011 MBP to my sister who needs a laptop for school (the only access she has to a computer is at school or public library). I thought about buying her a new Macbook Air but this will be her first computer of her own and as a teenager she has not had very good luck with keeping electronics "safe". I plan to upgrade my new Non-Retina MBP to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD on day one. I would like this computer to last another 3-4yrs+. My question is about choosing the i5 vs i7 processor. My main concern is heat and fan noise vs longevity. When I bought my 2011 MBP I was told to go with the i5 for less heat and less fan noise. Recently I was told in an Apple help chat that on the Non-Retina MBP both the i5 and i7 run EXACTLY the same when comparing heat, fan noise, and how often the fan will run. Is this true? Because they also told me the Non-Retina MBP does NOT support 16GB RAM and will not function well with a 1TB SSD which seems false from what I have read. Thank you for your help.