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

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

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    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

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
    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


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    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


    Mar 19, 2008
    Upgrade most anything in or that uses technology after 10 years and you'll be blown away.
  5. anshuvorty macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2010
    California, USA
    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


    May 9, 2017
    Austin, TX
    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


    Jul 13, 2008
    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

    Oct 9, 2017
    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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