2018 2.3 GHz MBP vs 2019 1.4 GHz MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ekojsalim, Jul 26, 2019.

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Which one

  1. 2018 Model

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. 2019 Model

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  1. ekojsalim, Jul 26, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019

    ekojsalim macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  2. shoes222 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  3. ekojsalim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    The 2018 MBP has Bluetooth 5.0, and if the keyboard fails, it'll get the 2019 version.
    https://support.apple.com/kb/SP775
     
  5. ekojsalim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I stand corrected then, was reading of a wrong spec sheet. Thank you :)
     
  6. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  7. keiji11 macrumors member

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    how about the speaker cracking problem on the 2018? seems theres no fix till now
     
  8. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    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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