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I am looking for thoughts and insight to purchase options for a MBP. I have an earlier model of the black MacBook which I love. It is time to upgrade and pass this MB along to one of the younger ones in the house.

I am looking at the 15" MBP and reading about Intel's i5 and i7. I am trying to decide which avenue to go down - 2.4, 2.53, or 2.66 AND 4 or 8GB of RAM and are these options worth the money. Here is what I am doing on my current MB:

E-mail and internet
Online database research
Some photo editing (Adobe Photoshop)
Very little video editing
Presentations (PPT and / or Keynote)
Numbers & Excel
Document formatting (Word & Adobe Pro)
Parrallels (Windows XP home) for 2 specific software apps not made for Macs
IBM notes email client for work e-mail
Cisco VPN to access school servers

Any thoughts?
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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

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Your current black MacBook can do everything you a new MacBook Pro will do it even better.

As far as the cpu speeds...any of them will be fine (they're all actually very close). Get 4 gig of ram now...and upgrade the ram later as needed.


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I got a 13in MPB and I do almost all those things on a daily basis (except parallel) so I think you will be fine with just the 13in.
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Generally speaking extra RAM and HD are way more expensive when ordered with the machine.

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