A true "First World" Frustration

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

  1. sevoneone macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2010
    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

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    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


    Dec 21, 2012
    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

    Oct 14, 2008
    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

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    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

    Oct 14, 2008
    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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