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Hello, I am shopping a new Macbook pro and want to know which would be the best value...I am looking to spend $1500 so my options are:

1>  2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
750GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Built-in battery (7 hours)

OR

2>13-inch: 2.5GHz
with Retina display
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
128GB flash storage1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Built-in battery (7 hours


I would be using it mainly for writing, editing photos, publishing programs and simple home video editing.

thank you

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For video editing i'd go with i7. It has a slow HDD but bigger storage. For light home use that should be fine.
For writing, editing photo there is no difference.

Publishing programs - if you mean Word then it doesn't matter. If you mean InDesign or Quark - you should add more RAM.  

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