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    JoshNathan's Avatar
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    Dec 30, 2008
    iMac 27" i5 12gb RAM
    Question With following set up would I notice the processor difference?
    I made a post earlier about hybrid drives and they answers with replacing the super drive with an ssd. With that in mind, and the following set up would I notice a massive difference in my mac?
    Either the i5 or i7 MBP 13" 8gb ram and 128SSD bootdrive.
    Basically would the .4ghz make a noticing difference when using applications like photoshop, illustrator and so on which is what I plan to use it for.
    If not I'd rather save the 200 and get the 2.3ghz one.
    All comments welcome.
    iMac 27" i5 12GB RAM
    MBP 13" in the near future
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    No, you won't really notice a difference.
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Save the money and go for a larger SSD.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Aug 25, 2009
    MacBook Pro 17" Fall 2009 MacBookPro5,2 Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM
    Hybrid drive is often used to refer to a drive which has a larger amount of memory, not necessarily acting as a cache, with a spinning drive. A larger cached in a spinning hard drive is a good thing. Newegg reviews bad mouth hybrid drives. I think you are talking about an SSD, instead of hybrid drive. If you want to ask questions, you might ask OWC, Performance Upgrades; FireWire USB SATA Storage; Memory, more at OWC

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    Feb 27, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    2011 13" MBP 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5 4GB RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Save the money and go for a larger SSD.
    +1 on this...

    there's not much difference between the i5 and i7 model. IMHO, i'd go with the i5 model.

    Also, heard there's some issue with the i7 model when running windows.


    All in all, the price difference between the two (i5 vs i7) the extra few hundred bucks with teh i7 would be more useful in upgrading your RAM and getting an SSD.


    2011 13" MBP 2.3 Ghz Intel Core i5 4GB RAM

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