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    Hello im looking to buy my first apple laptop ( MBP 15 ) but there is few things i don't understand

    First: what the diference between Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7?


    Second: hard drive options:

    # 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    # 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm [Add $50.00]
    # 128GB Solid State Drive [Add $200.00]
    # 256GB Solid State Drive [Add $650.00]
    # 512GB Solid State Drive [Add $1,300.00]



    whats the pros and cons of each option?


    i really wanna order my laptop but cant really figure out

    Thank you,

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    The difference between the two is right here: Core i5 vs. Core i7: Differences Between Intel's i5 and i7 Processors

    And my advice for a hard drive would be the 500 GB @ 7200. That is the best hard drive for the money. But if money isn't an issue then go for the 512Gb SSD. That get's a little pricey though.

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    on the hard drives it depends how much memory u need i would lean more 2 the solid state cuz thats much faster doesnt break from dropping the laptop like a normal hard drive would and unlike other hard drives u can use it if ur in a plane above 10000 ft in the air

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    since you asked this question, i assume you are just a regular computer user, the i5 or i7 wont make a difference for you at all. 7200rpm HD are faster than the 5400, and solid state is way faster than both of them. you will actually notice a big different between the 5400 rpm and SSDs. you will load files and boot faster

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    Go with this: # 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm [Add $50.00]

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