i3 wins. I won't duplicate web content or mention HyperThreading but will note that if you find sellers with C2D machines to move out, they often claim the i3 is inferior.
The 13 MacBook (not pro) is a leader item for those that want Apple but can't get into the pro line.
If you can move out of Windows, why not?
I'm looking to buy a good performing 13 inch lappy. My first choice was Macbook Pro. Disappointingly spring update for 13inch is only little tweaks here and there. So, now I'm wondering if I should go for it or not. My main concern is that it still uses core 2 duo processor(apparently, they had some copyright problems to include core i3). Is it a good idea to still buy it or would it be wiser to look for other 13inchers, like HP envy or dell xps or sony viao which use core i3? How better is the performance of i3 over core 2 duo(significant or little or huge)?
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to repent after a couple of months. I'm on the brink, unable to decide.
Thanks in advance