Which is better, 2011 13" i7 or the new 2012 13" i5?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbnj62, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. bbnj62 macrumors newbie

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    I need to purchase one of these and need advice on which is the better buy. My dilemma is the i7 on the old vs the USB 3.0 on the new.

    Please advise.

    Thank you
     
  2. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You probably don't need either of them.
     
  5. bbnj62 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use it for Internet, wp, photo editing, some video upload and conversion, nothing very intensive.

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    I need a new MacBook though. I keep them for a few years, so trying to figure out which is the better buy.

    Thanks
     
  6. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    I would think you would most likely benefit from USB 3 in the future then the slight difference in processor power. For a general user, you'll like buy or have bought a usb 3 peripheral before and that will save you minutes during a transfer over what would be seconds of waiting on the computer to process. Just my generalized thinking, obviously I haven't seen benchmarks between the two.
     
  7. stib macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to know this too. Also curious if the spec bump from 2.5 i5 to 2.9 i7 is worth $300.
     
  8. bbnj62 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I went with the new i5. Hopefully a good decision.
     
  9. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Congrats! :)
     

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