MBP processor question

<p>sorry guys, I know theres like 50 Macbook questions on this forum...but I think mines different enough that it warrants this thread lol</p>

<p>so I'm probably gona get a mac and i really don't mind if its 13 inch or 15 inch. I do however mind the price difference of 500 dollars. So basically I'm curious about what you guys think about whether a supposedly "future proof" i5 is worth the extra 500 dollars versus a updated core 2 on the 13 inch. I also have friends saying that they would put i3s or i5s in 13inches this summer. However, that seems so unlikely to me considering they just updated the 13s...</p>

<p>what do you guys think?</p>

<p>thanks</p>

<p>What will you do on your laptop?</p>

<p>To summarize, the i3 will be enough for 80% of computer users. The only people who won't be satisfied are the ones who use CPU-intensive tasks. This includes:</p>

<p>-CAD design
-Photoshop/Picture Editing
-Video Editing
-Heavy Gaming (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, GTA IV, Call of Duty); although while the CPU plays a role, this is more dependent on the graphics processor</p>

<p>Otherwise, most other common tasks (watching videos, doing homework, listening to music, multitasking, web surfing, Light to Medium gaming (Sims 3, Starcraft, WoW), instant messaging...) will see little to no real-world performance boosts by upgrading to the i5.</p>

<p>sounds good...I dont do too much intense stuff so I think ill end up sticking with the 1100 13inch....i assume 2.4ghz and 2.53 ghz are pretty much the same</p>

<p>Pretty much; a 153 MHz bump probably won't do much in terms of real-world use, so I'd go with the 13" 2.4GHz i3.</p>

<p>its a core 2 haha</p>

<p>Ah, my bad. Well, if you're not planning to game or do any media editing/CAD design, and are just your typical average computer user, a 13" Core 2 Duo MBP should do fine.</p>

<p>Although, if you're not into gaming, I'd like to suggest the Asus UL30A if you're willing to consider it. My own personal laptop, and while it's not much of a gaming laptop, it can still multitask very well on a 10 hour battery life.</p>

<p>Yeah I have a friend who uses an asus and I know the UL30A just because I see it
posted here a lot. I think I'm just kinda in the mood to try a mac. I've been a PC all my life and now just seems like a nice time to try. W/e if I don't like it I'll come back from this supposed dark side later hah</p>