Intel Iris Graphics 540 or Intel Iris Graphics 550?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lauramayer, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. lauramayer macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2016
    I have a sister. Its my third sister by the way. She is our "black sheep" in our family. She dumped her fiancé (he is a dentist as our father) in her pregnancy for an indian guy who works now in 7-Eleven night shifts.

    Chrismast is coming and I want make a small present for this wrecker. He uses a Dell notebook for his "surfing" and playing an online game that called "eve online". Meh, he plays and surfs a lot in his free time.

    So, I want to buy a MacBook, because in our family we use only Apple. Is a

    2.0GHz Processor
    256GB Storage
    2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    8GB 1866MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based SSD1
    Intel Iris Graphics 540
    Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

    enough for his stupid game? I don't want to buy him a 15", because I get a

    Touch Bar and Touch ID
    2.7GHz Processor
    512GB Storage

    for myself and it would be not fair if he gets a 15" as well. Or should I buy that one with the Intel Iris Graphics 550?


  2. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
  3. lauramayer thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2016
    I talk a lot :) its okey for me to share this.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    I am quite confused.
    Who is the "wrecker"?
    Is the new laptop for your sister, your sister's former fiancé, or the indian guy at the 7-Eleven?
  5. lauramayer thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 5, 2016
    It's for her boyfriend... that guy who works at 7-Eleven.

    I am so sorry, that whole situation is not easy for me too :(.
  6. StayPuft Suspended


    Mar 22, 2016
    You could have left out that entire introduction.
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    (Not sure if this is something that I need to comment on, but here it is anyway)
    SOooo - if I read your post correctly, you want to buy a really-expensive gift for your pregnant sister's new boyfriend (who also probably won't last through the holidays :D )

    Why not get him a gift card for 7-Eleven? 5 dollars should be enough, or maybe 10
  8. xraydoc, Nov 18, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016

    xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    [deleted - no point in arguing on the internet]
  9. SVTM macrumors member


    Sep 6, 2016
    To answer your question, no that setup won't run Eve well at all. And I don't normally comment on peoples personal family situations but since you mentioned it I do feel inclined to comment here. I personally wouldn't buy an expensive gift for anyone I do not like, whether they are dating someone in my family or not. The notion is nice but perhaps something more modest would be a better gift for someone that may only be around for a short period of time.
  10. terminator-jq macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2012
  11. vitavo macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2009
    This is the best thread I've seen on the forum. Get him some slippers. Doesn't sound like he deserves anything from you...
  12. Patron_Saint Suspended

    Jun 10, 2016
    The only one to make it a racial thing is you. That, by definition, is racism. So get off your undoubtedly liberal high horse.

    Perhaps she's the black sheep in the family because she's irresponsible and unstable? As in, the kind of girl that gets knocked up by a dentist, and then dumps him for the guy working at minimum wage when she's a month or two from popping. It's pretty obvious she comes from a wealthy family. Have some sense, her sister is on here asking if the new MacBook Pro is an adequate gift for the 7/11 guy that her sister just started dating.

    But sure. Call her a racist. Call the chick buying a $1500+ gift for this guy, taking his needs into account, and trying to be thoughtful and kind to him a racist.

    And just for the sake of pointing it out, if it were your sister, as well as your future niece or nephew, would you want them scraping by on a single minimum wage income? I think not.
  13. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    I really thought this was going to be a "I want to buy this person I hate a terrible mac" post.

    I really feel you should buy this person a toaster and box it up in Apple packaging. The man is clearly a savage who would benefit from your generous offer of burnt bread.

    Why the packaging? Well, I just think you'd get a little sadistic hit out of that...
    --- Post Merged, Nov 18, 2016 ---
    Yes totally agree, the $1500 should be put into a fund for this child. Not spent on mummies boyfriends "surfing" habit. So very thoughtful of you to highlight your concern over the welfare of this future best teeth in the world child.
  14. Sully macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2007
    OP, how could you even ask this question?Everyone knows that these new MBP's are too pretty and fashionable to play games on. And, 7/11? Starbucks maybe, but these machines really belong in that cute coffee shop down the block.
  15. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2009
    Cmon guys !!! Get in line with the program.

    Laura: I will happily hijack your 3rd sister and get myself a free BIG GULP SLURPY.
  16. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2009
    BTW I dated a girl named Iris once... can't tell you whether she was a 540 or 550... I'm not the type of guy to kiss and tell
  17. xraydoc, Nov 18, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  18. trifid macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2011
    Knock it off guys, nothing wrong with some personal background story, now get back on topic.
  19. Patron_Saint Suspended

    Jun 10, 2016
    Hardly. But if something sounds like over-sensitive race-coddling? Yeah. I'm going to call it out.

    I read the OP as pointing it out just because it's a living stereotype. Think about it - there's a reason Apu on the Simpsons runs the Quik-E-Mart. So I'd say, yeah it's valid to point out in the context, because it's a ridiculous situation with ridiculous aspects. But it's not exactly fair to call her a racist for stating a fact. He's Indian. He works at 7/11. Her sister is 7 months pregnant. All of those are facts - it's not racist to say so, just as it's not misogynistic to point out the sister is pregnant.

    It's also worth noting that no one, including the OP, is berating this guy. Hell, if anything it's implied that he's a good guy - worth giving a very expensive gift to. Not many guys will step up and date a girl that's pregnant, let alone be respected enough in her family to have them be so welcoming.

    I agree with you - being sensitive to racial matters is important regardless of political leaning. But be sure it's actually racism you're calling out. Because otherwise you just come across as a triggered snowflake making an issue out of nothing. In this case? It's nothing and didn't need to be pointed out.
  20. trifid macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2011
  21. Trusteft macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2014
    The Macbook you are referring to should run Eve-Online just fine. The requirements are quite low and this Macbook should have no issues running the game. I don't know the graphical details (how many of the special effects) that it will be able to handle as I haven't played the game in many years, but the computer should be able to handle at least medium level of details, if not more.
    I don't know this guy, or your sister, but they are lucky to have someone like you who cares enough to give this gift.
  22. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    Calm down
  23. RetinaFarts macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2016
    The game will run fine. The Iris 540/550 is better than the old Iris 6200. The 540 is between a GT930M and GT940M, while the 550 is about a GT940M in performance.

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