Macbook Pro 17" 2.8 GHZ Core 2 Duo, or MBP 15.4" 2.66 i7?

05-22  Source: Network gathering  Views:340 

Basically I cant decide which laptop to get.
I can get the older version for 1299 or the new one for 1799.
I will be using the laptop for internet, music, little bit of basic photoshop, creating some music etc.. But nothing heavy graphics based..
What am I better going for, as im taking it that the i7 is really for the heavy graphic user to up speeds etc?
I switched about 7 years ago and have never found a situation where even a 2 year old Mac isn't as fast in use as anything but a blown out the doors gaming Windows box. Mac just seems to get up and running fast for some reason. Other than recently when good deals have caused me to flip 3 MBP's in about 5 months, the last one I had was 2 years and previous to that was 4 years. I only upgraded the 2 year one to get the unibody model. My main Mac Pro is the original 8-core model and I have no interest or need to upgrade it any time soon. My wife used her 12" Powerbook for 6 years before we finally upgraded her this year. Macs are like rocks, they never wear out.
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