Will I notice a difference in i5 and i7? Help me please!

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

  1. MorganK macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    Mobile, AL
    Hi all. I am looking for some advice.

    I had a 17" MBP before and loved it. Until it took a fall down the stairs and the results weren't pretty. At 4yrs old though it is time to get something new especially with my dinosaur Dell desktop dying as I type. I've been using an HP HDX16 for about a year but miss my Apple too much!

    I don't do a lot with it really. Some photo editing with Photoshop, web browsing, word/excel/etc, and every now and then a game like a flight sim.

    With my use would I really notice a difference between the i5 and i7? Just don't know if it is worth the price difference. I think I'd go with a 15" this time around, not certain yet though.

    Oh decisions, descisions...please give me some guidance!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. TheRekz macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2008
    you won't notice a big difference, but if you have the money then go for it
  4. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    Hell I'm a graphic designer/heavy photoshop user/illustrator and I don't think I'd notice a C2D verus i7.

    The biggest difference is getting an SSD. I'd pool your money into that.

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