SSD vs i5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jetblk328i, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010

    I am interested in a laptop that will be usable and decent in 4 years.

    I don't care about the difference in screen size, portability, or weight.

    I don't use many intense apps or games. Mainly word, excel, powerpoint, internet, light video watching/editing.

    So, what do you recommend as a good option to ensure my laptop will still be viable in 4 years, ssd, or i5?
  2. Yinmay macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    It's easier to replace the hard drive than the processor. If you can't get both now, definitely go for the best processor you can afford and buy an SSD later on.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Hard drive you can replace whenever you want and it's pretty easy but CPU cannot be upgraded thus invest on CPU and later on upgrade to SSD

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