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

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So I'm buying one (the new pro of course) and I want the latest and greatest. So I want an i7. Can you please justify this for me. I tried to think on my own and it didn't work. Everything I found online was at least a half a year old.

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So I'm buying one (the new pro of course) and I want the latest and greatest. So I want an i7. Can you please justify this for me. I tried to think on my own and it didn't work. Everything I found online was at least a half a year old.

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i5 and i7 processors are both more than enough for general use. Which one you get really depends what're you going to use the machine for.
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Cool, I was hoping you'd say that. This computer will be for general use and certainly not any processes that require high-end hardware. I just want the latest and greatest, but not if it is ridiculous and overkill to the max. So would it be ridiculous?

Another upgrade I am considering (already selected in my shopping cart) is the 8GB of RAM. Surely that is worth it, right?
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No, probably not. Doesn't sound like you need that and the majority of it would sit there unused. I"d suggest you spend that money on software instead.

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Gosh, I guess you're right. I mean my macbook (13 inch; 2.4; 4GB; Aluminum) runs at perfect speed. PCs are kinda slow though. Would the i7 and 8GB of RAM speed them up (compared to i5 and 4GB RAM in the same PC)?
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