1.2 ghz 2015 or 1.1 ghz 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by petsk, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    The 1.2 ghz 2015 model or the base 1.1 ghz 2016 model?

    It looks like the 1.1 ghz 2016 model is slightly faster than the 1.2 ghz 2015 model: http://barefeats.com/macbook2016.html

    1.1 ghz 2016 has slightly better CPU, GPU, SSD and battery.

    1.2 ghz 2015 would be 100€ cheeper and has larger storage.

    Which one would you buy? Am I missing something? Has Apple addressed any of the problems with the 2015 version, like the degrading battery or keyboard issues?
  2. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    If you need to or want to use FileVault then SSD in the 2016 model will spank the 2015 version. I think there is a review on Ars with the benchmark.
  3. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

    Salty Pirate

    Oct 5, 2005
    kansas city
  4. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Depends on the storage need, as performance is unlikely to be noticeably different outside of benchmarks.

  5. Leo90 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2014
  6. mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    As always, it will depend on your usage, because t I have a 2015 1.3 MacBook and I find it more than adequate for everything I use it for. Performance reviews show that the 2016 is faster but in real life rod performance it is hard to notice. The battery life is better on the 2016, but the storage is twice as large in the 2015. If it were my $, I'd but the 2015.
  7. kvyoung macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2015
    Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
    I have the 2015 1.2 512 configuration and love it. While benchmarks may put the 2016 1.1 slightly faster I doubt you are going to really notice it in day to day use. Having double the SSD space would be a determinant for me but if you don't need it I'd go with the 2016. Either way I think you'll be happy.
  8. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    I considered the same, and still unsure! However if a sweet deal on a 2015 1.2 came about, I think I would bite!
  9. petsk thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    I made my decision and ordered the 1.1 GHz 2016 model.

    512 GB storage would've been sweet but it wasn't a deal breaker for my usage.
  10. MALmen, Aug 26, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016

    MALmen macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Well same scenario for me, 1400€ for a 1.1GHz 2016 256GB or 970€ 1,2GHz 512GB 2015?
  11. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    These processors are so close in performance (for real world applications), I would really base my purchase decisions on other parameters - price/ storage etc. If the 2016 model is still under warranty, that can be worth something to me.
  12. 827538 macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Just ordered my m3 2016 in Space Grey today £944 + free beats headphones

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