Which Processor ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Richdj, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Richdj macrumors member

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    I realise this is going to be a reoccurring theme on here now but some advice would be appreciated...
    BAsically i have a 09 release core 2.8GHZ mac 15" antiglare.

    I had a dropping accident 2 weeks ago, which insurance have decided to pay for a new mac for me as opposed to repiar.

    However now the new chips have come out, I dont know where to go for the I5 or I7, i do a lot of video work so im thinking I7.

    But now with the antiglare the price has hiked quite a lot, if i have both I7 and antiglare... would i see much difference if I just bought the I5, next to my 2.8 . how do they compare ? is there an online comparison ?
     
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  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    As far as I can tell, the only difference in the i7 is higher speed and a slightly larger cache. Based on clock speed, the i7 is only 5$ faster than a 2.53 i5, and the difference in cache will be insignificant for most applications.

    It looks like they both have hyperthreading and turbo boost.
     
  5. Richdj thread starter macrumors member

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    insurance are only paying what my last one cost so to get the I7 it would cost me an extra £200, with antiglare screens going up to .
    Thanks for the advice tho =)
     

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