Bought a new MBPwoTB. Got 2.4 i7... worth the $300?

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  1. vyruzreaper macrumors member

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    With all the battery life and graphics glitches of the TB models, I went with the nonTB version.

    I was worried about the lower TDB proc but it looks ok in real life usage.

    I came across a good deal (I wanted space grey but I felt this was a good price)

    You hardly see discounts on 16GB on CTO processor upgrades and only minor with edu. For $200 off and no tax + free shipping and future proofing with 16GB was a no brainier.

    However, I am not sure what I am getting with the 2.4 i7 vs 2.0 i5. Yeah I know the frequency is higher but some questions:

    • Will it throttle more often?
    • Will it impact battery life?
    • How much faster is it than the 2.0?
    • Will it be warmer to use compared to the 2.0?
    • Is there anything else I gain with the i7?
     
  2. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    I bought 2 new MacBook pros both without touchbar one stock and 1 upgraded with i7 and 16gb ram. I compared the 2 doing a conversion of on a 3GB video file the stock model converted it to a MP4 file in 38 minutes the i7 did it in 30. For me that wasn't much of a difference so I took the i7 back and switched it for another stock one and I love the computer.
     
  3. vyruzreaper thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats not bad at all. Seems like around a 25% increase in price and 21% increase in performance in that specific task.

    edit: why not keep the 16GB ram?
     
  4. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't see the need 8GB is fine
     

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