How does a MacBook 2016 compare to. . .

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  1. Jeffrey88 macrumors newbie

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    How does a MacBook 2016 compare to. . . a MBP 2010 with 2.4ghz dual core i5?
     
  2. DNichter macrumors 601

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    rMB will be faster
     
  3. Jeffrey88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What ballpark estimate do you think a rMB speed is over a 2010 MBP... ?
     
  4. DNichter macrumors 601

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    I am only speaking in terms of how the computer "feels" to you. If you are looking for a percentage of how much faster, it would really depend on your usage. I have the base m3 and it is very fast when browsing multiple tabs, music, movies, photos, editing, etc. The biggest speed increase for you would likely be the SSD, unless you already have that.
     
  5. Jeffrey88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    My rMB is faster than my 2011 MBP which had i7 2.0Ghz , rMB feels snappy and fresh comparatively.
     
  7. gooser macrumors 6502a

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    2010 model is more repairable and will play dvd's. rmb will not. you should be able to buy a 2010 macbook for far less money. better warranty on the new one.new one is lighter.
     
  8. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Did you have an ssd installed? The quad core 2011 i7 destroys the coreM in performance.
     
  9. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    No. There were other factors for the change though, display, size and weight and battery life.
     
  10. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    In benchmarks, sure. In real world usage, probably not. While some people will utilize higher end processors, a vast majority of them will not. If you're not doing something like encoding video, there is a good chance you won't notice a difference. CPUs are well beyond what is needed for typical office tasks today. A 10 year old laptop can be upgraded with an SSD and 8GB of RAM and work just as well for an average person versus a quad core laptop with an SSD and 8GB of RAM from today.

    I can run 5+ Linux VMs on my m5 from 2015. On my old 15" rMBP I could run a hell of a lot more. But for my typical workload, 5 is plenty for my automation tests. So even though I run a lot of VMs, I don't see a benefit for the 15" over the 12" today.
     
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Im not sure what you are arguing here for. My point was that his old mbp would be equally "snappy" in day to day tasks and even faster with pro stuff, if he just upgraded to an ssd.
     

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