(13in nTB) 10,000+ Multicore Score on Geekbench

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jamalogo10, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Jamalogo10 macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2017
    Upon purchasing my 2017 13in nTB Macbook Pro I was having a little bit of buyers remorse as I anxiously awaited my products delivery.

    My Configuration: i7, 512 SSD, 16gb of RAM

    Did I just make a huge mistake by purchasing a maxed out nTB macbook pro?
    I'm coming from a 2012 15in MBP so I was worried I'd be losing a dramatic amount of performance.

    My Opinion After 1 Month of Use: I have absolutely zero buyers remorse. MY GOD is this thing portable compared to my 8lb beast of a machine. My main concern was that I'd be losing out on the TouchBar and the 2 additional ports, in exchange for better battery life. But after messing around on my computer for the past couple of weeks I think it's a bit silly to have 3-4 different devices hooked up to a 13in LAPtop all at once. The additional ports on the TB MBP are merely a luxury rather than a necessity; especially when you consider the right side of the computer is stifled by something like 75%. Don't quote me on that but they had to because of the lack of internal space.

    If you're indecisive like me, save the money and buy the 2017 nTB. Upgrade the SSD and RAM instead!
  2. joefoong79 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2017
  3. Jamalogo10 thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2017
    True, but the nTB doesn't require an additional fan it's a 15w vs. 28w configuration.

    Sure my throttles a little bit. The turbo boost goes up to 4 then back down to 3.6 and stays their indefinitely.

    I only made this post because I was fearful this computer wasn't "enough" of a computer because it's the base computer, it's basically an air, it's not a real MacBook, yada yada yah.
    They're wrong.

    It's a beautiful, fast, portable and relatively powerful machine, with a beautiful screen.
  4. asoksevil macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Did you have the opportunity to test the i5? Why did you choose the i7?
  5. fishlopedia macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2017

Share This Page