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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Since it likely there are some bargains amount tomorrow I need to decide which MacBook pro to go for. I need to run an intel program so will need Parallels to make that work. Is there much difference between power in i5 and i7?

Also will want to run Office with parallels or alternative the new version of mac office.

I don't need a lot of disk space or graphics power except to watch video so I'm thinking either the i7 version or i5 with small drive.

Can anyone help me get this thinking over the line?

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Since it likely there are some bargains amount tomorrow I need to decide which MacBook pro to go for. I need to run an intel program so will need Parallels to make that work. Is there much difference between power in i5 and i7?

Also will want to run Office with parallels or alternative the new version of mac office.

I don't need a lot of disk space or graphics power except to watch video so I'm thinking either the i7 version or i5 with small drive.

Can anyone help me get this thinking over the line?

Thanks Mike
i7 just has faster clock speeds. Both are dual core processors with 4 threads. You won't notice the difference in speeds in day to day things. Synthetically the i7 is faster but in the real world you won't see those performance differences.

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Also will want to run Office with parallels or alternative the new version of mac office.
The i5 will handle office, parallels etc with no problem at all

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Thanks guys.

Very helpful.

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