just got the 2019 15 inch MacBook Pro.. wow..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

    gdeusthewhizkid

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    Hi guys,

    I haven't bought a new Mac in about 10 years.. my last few Macs all went out on me. I am attending school again in the fall to complete my degree. I was hoping to just use my new iPad Pro 11 for school but the school told me they don't allow iPad pros at a school devices to attend classes online and take exams.. So I went and about the 15 inch MacBook Pro with the 23.7 LG screen. This machine is so fast and slim. I was worried that it was going to be too heavy to walk around with but I have been steadily carrying around with me In my tech backpack. anybody else have this setup. How are you liking it ?
     
  2. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

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    I have the same model as yours (base 2019) and I love mine as well, but there is a noticeable difference in weight between the 13” and 15” when you’re carrying it everyday.

    Congrats and good luck!
     
  3. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    But when you don’t upgrade in 10 years, the 15 inch is a lot lighter. I’m coming from the 13 inch 2012 MBP and it’s a full pound heavier than the 2019 15 inch.
     
  4. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Upgrade most anything in or that uses technology after 10 years and you'll be blown away.
     
  5. anshuvorty macrumors 6502a

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    Not quite the same, but I upgraded my gaming PC last year from a Core 2 Duo-based machine that I built in 2008 and the crazy performance improvements that I got after going to a Core i9-based machine was just insane as well.
     
  6. Painter2002 macrumors 65816

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    That’s like comparing my company supplied Lenovo with an old quad core and 4gb RAM with my new AMD build with 6 cores and 16gb ram. Difference is night and day.
     
  7. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    carrying it around in a backpack I Never notice it, Its the same weight as a book or two. My old 2011 13" was .5 pound heavier. The 15" is super portable to me. I only use backpacks.
     
  8. buran-energia macrumors regular

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    It depends on the CPU, their overclocking capability and cooling. I'm very happy with gaming and work performance of a 9 year old, six core x5650 CPU, because it easily overclocks from ~2.6 to 4.0 with decent air cooler. Before that, I had a i7 920 quad core for 6 years with the same overclock since day 1 without problems. The only downside to still have it are things like Sleep not working due to OC, more power consumption, no native USB 3 and SATA 3, no NVMe SSD support, antique BIOS, etc.

    The GPU is a different story. Once you have a decent CPU or the OC'ed that I mentioned, the biggest boost in gaming will come from the GPU. Upgrading from NVidia 560 ti (2011) to even NVidia 1060 3 GB (2016) will give a massive improvement in gaming, much, much more than if you'd get the latest CPU.
     

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