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What's more important for performance? i7 or SSD

by Zs211 / October 28, 2014 7:47 AM PDT


I am trying to learn about laptops and will need to buy a new one soon.

The problem is I can't afford i7 as well as SSD.

I can either afford:
i5 with 128SSD
i7 with 1TB HDD

Also is a MacBook Pro with retina worth the premium?

I'm looking for a laptop that will last me at least 5 years, with good performance. I do a fair amount of computer programming, CAD drawings, photoshop, video editing, often simultaneously. Other than that, I mainly use for web browsing.

Hoping that someone could help me choose the right specs for me.

Thank you for your time Happy

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(NT) I'd buy a Toshiba with SSD
by wpgwpg / October 28, 2014 8:06 AM PDT
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128GB SSD = jail cell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2014 8:41 AM PDT

Sorry but far too confining for me. Maybe if it was twice that size. The nice part is that I could get the i7 and swap to a 240/256GB SSD later. My last one was 99 bucks.

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