Struggling with which of these two models to purchase and could some advice (either would be upgraded to 16GB RAM): NTB i7: Intel Core i7-7660U @ 2.5 GHz (2 cores): Single core ~ 4800, Multi-code ~ 9800 (https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/search?dir=desc&q=MacBookPro14,1&sort=score) TB i7: Intel Core i7-7667U @ 3.5 GHz (2 cores): Single core ~ 4900, Multi-code ~ 9900 (https://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/search?dir=desc&q=MacBookPro14,2&sort=score) On benchmarks the machines look effectively identical, which pushes me toward the nTB thanks to the greater battery life (abysmal on the TB I've been testing) and absence of useless touchbar. But reading around a bit suggests that the benchmark comparison is misleading because the TB has a more powerful 28W CPU vs. a 15W CPU in the nTB. The right answer thus appears to depends on the specifics of how I use the machine. My main use is for office work / scientific computing. MSOffice work (often graphics-heavy powerpoint presentations that tax my 2015 MBA), some specialized but light software in VMWare+Windows XP, and mathematical/statistical programs like Mathematica/Stata/Etc. My priorities are: - Snappy performance in basic office tasks (both in direct use and hooked up to single 2560 x 1440 desktop monitor/peripherals) - Speeding up complex Mathematica/Stata calculations when plugged in; these occasionally need to run for many hours (these programs do not appear to be optimized to use more than 4 threads, which is why I dumped the 15-inch-quad-core-with-unnecessarily-large-trackpad I tested) - Battery life when on the go Things that are *not* a priority are: - Touchbar (except maybe getting rid of it!) - Video or photo editing - Taxing the CPU and GPU simultaneously (I only tax the GPU for recreation) - Cost The main thing I am struggling to figure out is whether with this sort of usage I will benefit from the 28W chip enough for the battery life sacrifices.