13" MBP without touch bar vs with touch bar internet speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    I heard the 13" mbp without touch bar has slower wifi speed compared to the one with touch bar. Is this true? Is the difference really noticeable? Would this be slower than the 2013 MBPr model, which was completely fine with me?
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Almost certainly either one is faster than your Internet access. What Internet plan do you have?
     
  3. vmflapem thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have Rogers Ignite 100u which offers 100Mbps download speed and 10Mbps upload speed
     
  4. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    The new non-touch wifi will top out at 876Mb/s. It's not full duplex, it uses CSMA/CA, but it's still going to potentially give you far more bandwidth.


    My MacBook Pro currently has negotiated a 585Mb/s connection with my router based on where I'm currently sitting and it'll still more than max out a 100Mb/s link in real work throughout.

    Don't believe the hype, you're good. :) Assuming you're using 802.11ac at home in 5GHz space and have a good connection etc.

    If you're using 2.4GHz with USB3 devices and dongles that could be an issue. If that's the case, ensure you're using 5GHz.
     

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