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Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

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Originally Posted by MacBookPro2011 View Post
How much speed do the i5 cores increase compared to normal cores.
Do you mean the Core 2 Duo? It depends on the clock speed and particular generation of CPU. It's extremely hard to do an objective comparison unless you're comparing apples to apples (no pun intended).

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Will we see quad core as standard in the next generation MacBooks?
We already have quad-core MacBooks. My 15" i7 is a quad core CPU.

Do note, however, that having a quad core CPU doesn't necessarily make your CPU twice as fast as a dual core. Most software is completely unaware of more than one processor, let alone four. The only time you would see a performance difference is if the benchmark was based on a piece of software that could actually take advantage of 2 AND 4 cores.

My advice is to stop worrying about specs and enjoy using your computer. Unless you're running heavy hitter software like the Adobe CS range, AutoCAD or something that does video rendering, chances are you wouldn't know the difference if you had a quad core CPU.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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