Macbook pro retina 13" i5 or i7 processor?

I will be going to college next year for mechanical engineering, and I will be purchasing a 13" macbook pro retina. I am unsure in which processor to get, the 2.6 GHz i5 or 3.0 GHz intel i7. I occasionally will be using engineering programs like CAD, and I will be using programs like Final Cut Pro for video editing. Also I plan on having this computer for the next 4+ years.

1 Answer from the Community

  • In the long run the i7 has more power for video editing ,photoshop and more,its better to spend 200$extra for this performance

    • Answered by Kavitha K from Dubai
    • Apr 16, 2013