13" rMBP's CPU = 6360U (15W MBA-class CPU)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by argentum47, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. argentum47 macrumors regular

    argentum47

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    So the $1,499 rMBP appears to be using a MBA-class CPU.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylake_(microarchitecture)
    6360U is the only model with 2.0 GHz base, 3.1 GHz turbo, and Iris 540.

    I get it that rMBP got thinner, lighter, with less ports.
    But charging $1,499 for Macbook Air class CPU computer... really Apple?
    Could we not have the same class of CPU that we had last year for the same price?
    Nice marketing.
     
  2. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I posted this on the other thread:

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    Correct me if I am wrong but is this the base CPU and upgraded CPU?

    Intel® Core™ i5-6360U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
    Intel® Core™ i7-6660U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)

    Compared to the Touch Bar version:

    Intel® Core™ i5-6267U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
    Intel® Core™ i5-6287U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
    Intel® Core™ i7-6567U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

    Are they all U series?
     
  3. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

    myscrnnm

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    Isn't the Core M used in the Retina MacBook even lower end than the one in the MacBook Air? And considering that computer is $1,299, $1,499 makes perfect sense if we're simply looking at the CPU class. They might be expensive compared to offerings from other manufacturers, but the pricing is in line with the Retina MacBook and MacBook Pros.
     
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    eh its a bad argument to say that because 12" rMB skimped and its price is high, that it is ok for the 13" to follow suit in both regards-- argument wise,

    -base core M rMB 2015 user, like my machine still!
     

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