i5 vs i7

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  1. Jmgilliam18 macrumors regular

    Jmgilliam18

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    About ready to pull the trigger on my first ever Mac and going with the MacBook Pro.

    Budget is so that I need 16 gb Ram and 256 is good but am not sure about processor. I can go with 2.4 i5 or 1.7 i7 and stay in budget. The 2.8i7 upgrade blows it.

    If you had to pick with those which is best? I don’t know enough about i5 vs i7 to know which.
     
  2. ghanwani, Aug 17, 2019
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    ghanwani macrumors 65816

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    The 2.4 i5 and 1.7 i7 are 2 completely different machines. The former is a 4TB3 model, the latter has 2TB3 ports.

    4TB3 vs 2TB3
    - More TB3 ports
    - Better graphics
    - Better Wifi
    - Better speakers
    - 2 fans vs 1 fan
    - Faster SSD (at 256GB difference is less than at 128 GB)

    Check this thread and the "similar threads" section at the end of the page. The general consensus appears to be that the 2.4 is the better bet.
     
  3. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    ghanwani is right. The i7 model you've listed is the entry level MBP that previously had no Touch Bar. What kind of applications are you planning to run on your MBP?
     
  4. Jmgilliam18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I run a digital ads agency so facebook business manager, some light graphics stuff, very light Canva type stuff, but keep tons of tabs/windows open, setting up stuff. Use landing page builders that load templates, etc, and also run two 27" Dell Monitors.

    So pretty much everything is online web stuff.
     
  5. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    With those requirements in mind, I would choose the 4TB3 model with the 2.4GHz i5 if both of your options are priced at $1,999.
     
  6. FlyingTexan macrumors regular

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    Just buy one off eBay with AppleCare. $2k for a 13” without even a dedicated GPU. Just flat wrong at that price point.
     
  7. SergeySeregin macrumors newbie

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    too little difference between i5 and i7 in real life.
     
  8. Jmgilliam18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I mean a Dell xps at that spec is almost 1700 - and I prefer not to have the old keyboard in an older model from what I've read...
     
  9. MrGunnyPT macrumors 6502

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    Pretty much nails it...
     
  10. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502

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    i wouldnt trust EBAY . id prefer the scope out the apple refub section on the site for the model he wants . not only is it practically new, with new parts, they come with the same 1yr warranty . something a second hand off of ebay will never have .
     
  11. FlyingTexan macrumors regular

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    You only pay full price if you choose too. There’s a big difference between $1700
    What are you talking about? You can buy a unit with AppleCare that is transferable not to mention if something has an issue you can just demand a refund.

    I’ve heard all the trust issues from people with foil hats and 20yrs later haven’t had a single issue.
     

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