The entry-level 2018 15" MBP is faster than top-of-the-line 2017 15" MBP, at least in multithreaded applications. https://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_cpu-intel_core_i7_8750h-835-vs-intel_core_i7_7920hq-692 Interestingly, in single-threaded applications, the entry level 2018 is still faster, or at least about the same speed, despite its much, much lower base clock speed. Why? Both models have the same 4.1 GHz single-threaded Turbo Boost speed. People were skeptical of some of our predictions here about the CPU speed boosts this year, but it's true, at least based on CPU benches. Sure, the form factor may constrain things a bit, but nonetheless, it's still huge. This is exactly why some of us kept on telling people that the 2018 models will represent one of the biggest upgrades in the last decade, and to wait if at all possible. BTW, if you are looking to buy an iMac now, consider holding off for the 2018 models if performance matters to you at all. The new iMac CPUs will be pretty sweet too.