How soon will the 2 duo core processor be outdated? I am trying to decide between investment an apple macbook pro 2 duo core processor 13" 2010 base model for $850 vs spending extra $250 more for the update 13" 2011 base model with I5 processor.
really depends what you do
if you are just a internet browser,email,IM and Facebook Farmer
then you dont need the I5
if you do encoding,video editing,heavy gaming with latest games
then go for better system
I mean the decision to spend your money is up to you
Do you need a Honda Civic or a Ford Mustang GT?
I love car analogies.....
It sounds to me like you want to stay with up to date components so the i5 would be good. If you are only going to be online and watch movies you do not need an Intel core i5. If you are going to be using it for videos editing and encoding, the i5 will be the best choice. I personally would want to go with the i5. So in conclusion web and movies get the core 2 duo. Video editing and encoding the i5 would be the best option.