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2018 2.3 GHz MBP vs 2019 1.4 GHz MBP

Which one

  • 2018 Model

    Votes: 14 53.8%
  • 2019 Model

    Votes: 12 46.2%

  • Total voters
    26

ekojsalim

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2019
3
0
So, I can get the 2.3 GHz MBP (MR9Q2) for ~$100 cheaper than the 1.4 GHz 2019 model. Both have the same RAM and SSD size. Which model do you guys think to be of more value?
 
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shoes222

macrumors member
Sep 4, 2012
87
4
In your case the 2018 2.3 ghz is the one to get. Both models are the same processor generation, but the 2018 2.3 ghz has four thunderbolt ports, slightly better speakers, and faster SSD read & write speeds.

The 2019 1.4 ghz may have slightly better battery life.

Both models are virtually identical otherwise.
 
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ekojsalim

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 26, 2019
3
0
In your case the 2018 2.3 ghz is the one to get. Both models are the same processor generation, but the 2018 2.3 ghz has four thunderbolt ports, slightly better speakers, and faster SSD read & write speeds.

The 2019 1.4 ghz may have slightly better battery life.

Both models are virtually identical otherwise.

Yea, the only other downsides I could think of the 2018 model is the lack of Bluetooth 5.0 and the older keyboard but they are not much of a problem. Thanks :)
 
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Howard2k

macrumors 68030
Mar 10, 2016
2,906
2,160
The 2019 has slower SSD, wifi, CPU, and graphics. It's a great entry level device, but for $100 I'd take the 2018 for sure.

But unless you really need to buy now, I'd wait until October.
 
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keiji11

macrumors member
Aug 25, 2018
75
11
how about the speaker cracking problem on the 2018? seems theres no fix till now
 
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Broadus

macrumors 6502a
Oct 26, 2011
956
528
Upstate SC
how about the speaker cracking problem on the 2018? seems theres no fix till now

Has that been a big problem? I bought a refurbished 2018 13” MBP (2.3 GHz) from Apple last week and have been very pleased with it, even the keyboard, and surprised at how good the speakers are, coming from a 2012 15” rMBP.
 
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