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I'm finally ready to make the switch from PC to Mac.
I'm planning on getting a 15" mbp; 2.2 ghz model to last me all the way through university. 2-3 more years; i'm a comp sci major in second year.
Should i get the base model or is there anything I should upgrade?
and is it worth getting Apple Care if im keeping it that long?

These are the educational prices : Configure - Apple Store (Canada)
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The i7 2720QM (2.2GHZ) is fast enough. I really don't see why people go for the i7 2820QM (2.3GHZ). If you do photo editing, video editing or plan to be running a ton of applications at once, you will not need 8GB of RAM and the regular screen should work just fine. Also, take a look at the refurbished 15"

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The bigger reason for the faster processor is the larger L3 cache, not the processor speed. That being said, the 2.2 runs CS5.5 quite well

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