Before I pull the trigger on 15", 2.6ghz or 2.9ghz?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jackoatmon, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011

    There's a pretty big price margin between a top-spec'd 2016 15" with the entry i7 2.6ghz and the 2.9.

    They're both quad, both have turbo boost.

    Do I realistically care about the difference? Most stressful task for the computer will be 4k video editing with a 5K external monitor setup.

    Thanks for the advice!
  2. DatzKray macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2013
    Bump! I went with the 2.9 with having no knowledge about computers. Just in need of a laptop for daily web surfing, watching movies, and doing school work. The more expensive option is always better right? Please correct me if i an wrong!!
  3. vatter69 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2013
    With that requirement list you'd be fine with the base Macbook Air.
  4. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    2.6 is plenty. you won't feel or even know the difference. The R460 might make a difference if you plan on playing games, nothing from the cpu though. if you're willing to spend money, go 2.6 with the 460. It's 80% faster than the 450.
  5. ricky1989 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Why bother when eGPUs are at the horizon, just grab a Quad core and max out the ram and storage and you can game on it for at least 4-5 years.
  6. ekuLoN macrumors newbie


    Sep 6, 2016
    A country where a schizophrenic has ruled
    You are wrong but i won't explain it;)


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