A true "First World" Frustration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sevoneone, Dec 20, 2018.

  1. sevoneone macrumors 6502

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    2018 - 13" MBP - 2.7GHz Quad Core i7 - Intel Iris 655 GFX - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD = USD$2,299
    2018 - 15" MBP - 2.2Ghz Hex Core i7 - Radeon 555X - 16GB RAM - 256GB SSD = USD$2,399

    I am never one to complain about Apple pricing. Yes, it's a premium, and yes,it generally is worth the extra cost, but this pricing does not make sense. The 15" is a hell of a lot more computer than the 13" at these specs. Why would anyone not spend the $100 for the 15"?

    I really want a 13" for the portability and an eGPU solution at my desk, but this is making things difficult.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

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    The 13" is more portable, which is better for some people. I've had a 15" MBP, and I won't ever again unless I get a job that requires one. Hugging anything around that's larger than a regular Macbook is not going to happen for me in the future, as I don't find it worth it.
     
  3. Ma2k5 macrumors 68020

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    The i7 is a very poor value for money upgrade on the 13” which is making the price so close.

    I would actually prefer an i5 version for better thermals, noise and battery life as the i7 wouldn’t give me any noticeable performance gains.
     
  4. leman macrumors G3

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    Intel charges more fir the 13” i7 CPU than for the i7 in the 15” :) that’s a 430$ CPU (talking volume pricing here).
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 601

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    And worse the i7 in the 13" is a quad core, not a hex core like the i7 in the 15".

    Really, the 17 in the 13" just a variant on the i5 quad core. So the i5 is a much better value in the 13" MBP
     
  6. leman macrumors G3

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    Well, of course. The i5 and i7 are all the exactly same chip, as are all the i7 and i9 in the 15"... you always paid a hefty premium for very modest increase in performance.
     

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