10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 1:33 PM by rkaufmann87
denash50 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I know there are quite a few posts here regarding this topic, but nothing really fits my use of the computer. I am a graduate student in chemistry and I use my computer to do a lot of data processing and manipulations (ie huge spreadsheets of data). I also use graphical analysis software to plot and analyze the data. These processes seem to be pretty CPU intensive, but I am still not sure if it is worth the upgrade to the i7. Also, I plan on using parallels or something similar to do simple calculations using PC software. Is the i7 worth it? Thanks for your help!