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What Macbook Pro 13"

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June 1, 2011 8:51:34 AM

Hello,
Would it be preferable to have the MBP 13" i5 upgraded to 8gb or the MBP 13" i7 with 4gb and HD upgraded to 500GB 7200rpm. I will be using my MBP for usual email, web-surfing,You-Tube, catch up TV, banking and basic i-life applications. This would be my first Mac so please help with any advice and suggestions as to which Mac i purchase. Thanks in advance.

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June 1, 2011 3:45:59 PM

i would suggest non of them but if you have to buy a mac, and using for web-surfing kinda basic things i would suggest i5. there ll be no difference for you.
a c 244 D Laptop
June 1, 2011 4:11:43 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums
There is no need to upgrade anything IMO.The base MBP 13" can handle all of those tasks perfectly fine
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June 2, 2011 1:52:09 PM

nagash said:
i would suggest non of them but if you have to buy a mac, and using for web-surfing kinda basic things i would suggest i5. there ll be no difference for you.

What would you suggest my friend?
a c 244 D Laptop
June 3, 2011 6:51:30 AM

They both use a much slower CPU than MPB 13"
June 3, 2011 9:37:00 AM

yes maziar is right you need xeon to surf web.
June 3, 2011 9:47:32 AM

much slower right
2.3GHz Intel Core i5 MBP $1.199 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared .

2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MBP $1,499 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared

2.66GHz Intel Core i5 Asus $899 Radeon HD 6470M 1GB DDR3 VRAM
June 3, 2011 4:33:29 PM

If that's all you're doing, an i5 is overkill.
June 3, 2011 5:32:55 PM

math1337 said:
If that's all you're doing, an i5 is overkill.

Fair enough. But what about upgrading from 4gb to 8gb?
a c 244 D Laptop
June 3, 2011 6:42:46 PM

nagash said:
much slower right
2.3GHz Intel Core i5 MBP $1.199 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared .

2.7GHz Intel Core i7 MBP $1,499 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared

2.66GHz Intel Core i5 Asus $899 Radeon HD 6470M 1GB DDR3 VRAM

I know that there are cheaper alternatives than MBP and I know that a fairly old CPU is even enough for web surfing
I just said the 2 models you posted were slower than MPB CPU wise
a c 244 D Laptop
June 3, 2011 6:45:15 PM

captwillard said:
Fair enough. But what about upgrading from 4gb to 8gb?

You can easily upgrade the RAM yourself
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