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2019 13" - is the 1.7GHz i7 upgrade worth it?

chumps52

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Jan 9, 2013
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It seems the baseline CPU is pretty much the same as the ~£250 more upgrade (with education discount)... Is it really an "upgrade" at all?

Just wanted to double check I wasn't missing anything? The most intensive thing I'd really do is build some moderately-sized Xcode projects.

i5 benchmarks
i7 benchmarks
 

Howard2k

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Mar 10, 2016
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No, if you're going to spend extra money get the 2.4. You then get an increase in SSD, Wifi, and storage speeds.
 
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kindaichi81

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Nov 3, 2015
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no. totally not worth it.

either go with base model of 13-inch MBP or go with 15-inch base model instead.

as soon as u start to up the spec req for 13-inch MBP including upgrading processor, ram or thinking of getting eGPU, the price will be close to 15-inch MBP base model already.
 
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kp98077

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Oct 26, 2010
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agree, rather upgrade to 2.4 especially with the ongoing sales here (US) best guy has $200 off now... maybe Amazon too?
 
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