Macbook 2017 m3 vs i7 16gb ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by huffy15, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. huffy15 macrumors regular

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    How big of a difference and does it really worth the upgrade on such a mobile computer. I'm looking for an iPad alternative to use with Chrome, Photoshop, Atom, Terminal

    Even the m3 vs i5, I'm not sure.

    Thank you
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The m3 in the 2017 is pretty capable. The i5 isn’t much faster. The i7 would be a bit faster for short bursts, but for anything sustained all 3 models perform similarly.

    For what you are describing the m3 seems fine.
     
  3. huffy15 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. EugW macrumors 601

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    It’s possible the i7 might feel slightly faster for some Photoshop stuff. Not sure though. I have the m3 myself.
     

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