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    dphershman's Avatar
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    May 02, 2010
    15 inch MBP 2.5 ghz i7 16 GB Antiglare screen
    Dual core 2 or i5?
    Im making the jump to a mac laptop... But i have an issue. I like the size of the 13 inch MBP, but it only comes with the dual core 2, whereas the 15 inch MBP comes with the i5. I do heavy photo work but some light video editing. How big of a difference is there with these two processors in this regard?

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    osxx's Avatar
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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Do to the nature of your work I would think the 15 would be more suited or at least on
    most of the Nikon material I am learning they seem to have the 15.

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    Zoolook's Avatar
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    Sep 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, New York
    15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5
    When push comes to shove, there is a significant difference between these two processors, yes. An i5 will be about 20% faster than a C2D at the same clock frequency. In addition, the 15 inch MBP sports a faster discrete GPU (330M as opposed to the 320M) which will also make a difference.
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    - Joan D. Vinge

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    Dec 16, 2010
    Definitely enough of a difference that I would personally say go for the i5.
    Late 2010 iMac 27 inch  2.93GHz i7 16GB RAM 2TB HDD
    2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch Glossy  2.3GHz Quad-core i7 8GB RAM 750GB HDD

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