upgrading to i5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by warwickpro, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. warwickpro macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    i have a 2010 13 inch base model MBP... i usually work with photoshop... i just wanted some advise with upgrading to the new MBP base model... how big a difference will it be compared to my old one?

  2. mrwonkers macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2004
    Photoslop can be handled by either machine well [except for the poor display resolution, which when working on larger sized images can be very very annoying]
    The i5 will handle larger file sizes better.
    I'd hold out to next year if your main use is Photoslop though/ may as well hold out for a redesign and Ivy Bridge CPU's.
  3. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
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    Don't think Ivy Bridge is going to be
    Magic, better then sandy bridge? Yes. But going to remake your computer? No.
    Ivy Bridge is mostly working on making Sandy Bridge require less voltage, battery and help keep your computer cooler.
  4. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
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    Photoshop is CPU intensive, so you will see a large increase with the i5. Should be up to 80% faster which will be especially noticed when doing CPU intensive operations

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