1. madczech's Avatar
    Hey guys...

    I'm thinking of buy a new MBP very very soon, and I was hoping you could help me with my descision.

    My first option would be:

    15" MBP 2.53 Ghz i5 128GB SSD


    15" MBP 2.66 Ghz i7 500GB 7200 Rpm

    I know the i7 beats the i5 in most of the things, but I'm guessing over all the experience with the ssd and the i5 would be better... I know that the samsung ssd's that apple are using aren't the best compared to the ones from intel, but I'm not a fan of voiding my warranty and changing it myself...

    With which one should I go?
    I don't give a damn about Chuck Norris, Spongebob can grill under water!

    2010-05-09 10:47 AM
  2. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    What do you intend to do with it? If you aren't a gamer then go with the i5. If you do a lot of gaming then go with the i7.
    2010-05-09 11:04 AM
  3. madczech's Avatar
    No I'm not a gamer at all...

    Mostly use it for work which involves video/picture editing etc

    So I guess the i5 would be okay?
    I don't give a damn about Chuck Norris, Spongebob can grill under water!

    2010-05-09 11:09 AM
  4. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    If you are video editing I would run with the i7. The more power the better. Your editing will process faster, not that the i5 is a slouch by any means.
    2010-05-09 12:46 PM
  5. Excel Wiz's Avatar
    I would say the i7 is the way to go. The SSD would be nice but compared to having 500gb I would say go with the i7 especially if you are going to be doing video editing.

    MacBook Pro 15" Core i7|4GB|500GB|HiRes
    iPhone 4 16GB
    iPhone 3G 8GB
    2010-05-10 06:08 AM
  6. julofhHjdf's Avatar
    I think You should go with i7. In my opinion it will be more competitive in the long run. I'm planning on buying one for development purposes. Have anyone tried this commercial office for rent site. I'm interested in it.
    Last edited by julofhHjdf; 2010-05-11 at 06:45 AM.
    2010-05-11 06:41 AM
  7. talbott's Avatar
    go with the i7 and 7200 rpm
    2010-07-05 02:36 AM
  8. oo3's Avatar
    I have the i7 with hi-res screen and anti-glare. Never looking back.
    2010-07-10 07:03 PM
  9. chillihound's Avatar
    I have the i5 2.53 with hi res screen, first ever Mac after ten tears with a pc - love it, best machine I ever owned.
    2010-10-07 12:35 AM