Apple Insider Review with some benchmarks

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  1. DrDan99, Jun 13, 2017
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    DrDan99 macrumors newbie

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    For your interest while waiting for shipment.

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17...macbook-boasts-incremental-speed-improvements

    Nice video review of 2017 vs 2016. Over a 60% improvement in HD speed. Also "CPU performance of around 26 percent and graphics performance of about 50 percent compared to the 2016 MacBook". But don't seem specific about what processor (I suspect M3 to M3). They don't see much use for 16 gb and do discuss heat issues and benchmarks. They seem to think most should look at the MBP.
     
  2. munakib macrumors 6502

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    Yah but waiting on a review with an i5/i7. The early geekbench results dont make any sense.
     
  3. psymac, Jun 13, 2017
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    "The Pro version gets better speakers, better FaceTime camera, a bigger touchpad, a bigger, brighter, more colorful display with increased resolution, and major performance improvements. It even gets double the usb-c ports with the option of adding more. Most importantly for Apple's connectivity-constrained MacBooks, each port on the MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt 3."

    When put that way, now wondering I'm giving way too much to portability for the MB and should seriously consider the MBP.
     
  4. DrDan99, Jun 13, 2017
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    I agree those don't make much sense and many want that data to help decide but I though especially the HD performance was interesting. It should help boot and launch speeds a lot. That should help the 2016 vs 2017 people.
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    They are correct if it is your only machine and you have some heavier work todo. My assumption was most MB buyers were looking for ultra-portable. I have a 15inch 2015 MBP and it is too much bother to carry all the time. I need a light wt. daily driver/traveler and will use the MBP for heavier work. I wonder how many buyers of the rMB are buying it to supplement and for convenience like me?????
     
  5. headcase macrumors 6502

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    I believe that the author of that article mistakingly referred to the 2016 model, as the video comparison they ran was based on comparing a Macbook 2015 model vs. 2017 model.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I must say that I absolutely love how portable it is. It has completely changed how often I bring it with me. I don't think I would have done it with a MBP. Just walking around with it, when going to a meeting, I think about how light it is, yet powerful. For me, the m3 '16 model has been an amazing buy (After the top case was exchanged, due to faulty trackpad and keyboard).

    YMMV of course. 8)
     

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