2015 vs 2017

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nahmeanz, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Nahmeanz macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007

    My mid-2010 11" MacBook Air just crapped the bed and luckily my brother-in-law had a 2015 Retina MacBook lying around as he switched to a Surface Pro.

    I was thinking of getting a 2017 MacBook before receiving this 2015 and wanted to know if there is anything significant that I will be missing out on. I believe the 2015 unit is a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with 512gb and 8gb of ram.

    I'm mostly worried about the difference in the graphic cards and the ability to run 4K displays.

  2. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
    The 2017 IMO has a vastly superior keyboard. It also feels noticeably more peppy. And the 2017 has full hardware HEVC decode, so that even 10-bit 4K HEVC will play perfectly in High Sierra. (4K 10-bit HEVC is something that would make a 2016 Core i7 MacBook Pro choke badly.)

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