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

    jackoatmon

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    Heya,

    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

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    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

    vatter69

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

    syan48306

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    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

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    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

    ekuLoN

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    You are wrong but i won't explain it;)

     

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