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2019 13" I7 1.7ghz vs 2019 13" I5 2.4ghz

i'm in the middle of confusion choosing which one is better for long term usage

  • 2019 13" I7 1.7ghz with 16g Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel iris 645, 2 thunderbolt ports

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • 2019 13" I5 2.4ghz with 16gb Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel Iris 655, 4 thunderbolt ports

    Votes: 32 97.0%

  • Total voters
    33

minorus93

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Jul 14, 2019
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Hello Guys!

i'm in the middle of confusion choosing which one is better for long term usage.

2019 13" I7 1.7ghz with 16g Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel iris 645, 2 thunderbolt ports
Vs
2019 13" I5 2.4ghz with 16gb Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel Iris 655, 4 thunderbolt ports

Both are in the same price $2199
the only who made it different are Graphics Card, Fan, WIFI, thunderbolt ports and the processor.
please give me your opinion and advice
Thank you!
 

alias99

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Nov 3, 2010
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For the same price it's probably better getting the 2.4ghz. A fairer comparison would be the 1.4ghz vs the 2.4ghz and the cost difference.

I am looking at the same specs but will probably go for the 1.4ghz / 16gb / 512gb and save the $300 or so.
 
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TheBigApple2006

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Feb 20, 2006
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Hello Guys!

i'm in the middle of confusion choosing which one is better for long term usage.

2019 13" I7 1.7ghz with 16g Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel iris 645, 2 thunderbolt ports
Vs
2019 13" I5 2.4ghz with 16gb Ram and 512SSD Storage, Intel Iris 655, 4 thunderbolt ports

Both are in the same price $2199
the only who made it different are Graphics Card, Fan, WIFI, thunderbolt ports and the processor.
please give me your opinion and advice
Thank you!
How much external stuff are you plugging in? And do you need to charge often? Do your homework carefully on that front, as the 4-port/2.4 is very versatile in this regard (charge from any port/side, full speed on all ports).
 
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minorus93

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Jul 14, 2019
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How much external stuff are you plugging in? And do you need to charge often? Do your homework carefully on that front, as the 4-port/2.4 is very versatile in this regard (charge from any port/side, full speed on all ports).

I probably gonna take your advice since its more benefit to have 4 ports than 2
also I'm gonna use this for 5 years or more.

However I'm still curious about I7 1.7GHZ vs I5 2.4GHZ Benchmarks
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For the same price it's probably better getting the 2.4ghz. A fairer comparison would be the 1.4ghz vs the 2.4ghz and the cost difference.

I am looking at the same specs but will probably go for the 1.4ghz / 16gb / 512gb and save the $300 or so.

So extra $300 for I7 1.7 is not really worth for you? i'm still curious about comparison between this 2 processor.
 
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Howard2k

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Mar 10, 2016
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2.4. Hands down. Almost the same price as the 1.7 but faster CPU, SSD, and wifi.
 
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Trey M

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Jul 25, 2011
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Number of ports and the WiFi speed capabilities are the big differentiators in my eyes. Also SSD speeds on higher end MBP are basically best in class.

For long term usage, considering all factors, think you’ll be much happier with the higher end model. Even if the benchmarks were too close to call, all the other benefits of the 2.4 model outweigh just the processor pros/cons.
 
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Glockworkorange

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Number of ports and the WiFi speed capabilities are the big differentiators in my eyes. Also SSD speeds on higher end MBP are basically best in class.

For long term usage, considering all factors, think you’ll be much happier with the higher end model. Even if the benchmarks were too close to call, all the other benefits of the 2.4 model outweigh just the processor pros/cons.
I agree with most of what you said, although I don’t think the difference in SSD speeds will be noticed by the average user. Do you?
 
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Trey M

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Jul 25, 2011
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I agree with most of what you said, although I don’t think the difference in SSD speeds will be noticed by the average user. Do you?
I would agree most users would never notice the difference. But part of me feels the average consumer would likely benefit more from a SSD speed increase in comparison to a CPU upgrade — users are paying $100’s for very minor improvements, only to never even use their computer in a scenario where that difference would be discernible. I’m referring more to general CPU upgrades though, in the case of the 2019 MBP the different class processor (in terms of TDP) comparison is not exactly apples to apples.

Totally agree though that the average consumer, aka my mother, would not notice either upgrade. Lol. Actually, my whole family for that matter.
 
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Glockworkorange

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I would agree most users would never notice the difference. But part of me feels the average consumer would likely benefit more from a SSD speed increase in comparison to a CPU upgrade — users are paying $100’s for very minor improvements, only to never even use their computer in a scenario where that difference would be discernible. I’m referring more to general CPU upgrades though, in the case of the 2019 MBP the different class processor (in terms of TDP) comparison is not exactly apples to apples.

Totally agree though that the average consumer, aka my mother, would not notice either upgrade. Lol. Actually, my whole family for that matter.
I think the processor speed upgrades are a waste of money upgrades for 99% of users. Actually 99.9%.
 
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