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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mminbcn, May 17, 2017.
Will the kabylake update give the macbook a significant boost or not really? Cheers
I don't think that there will be a noticeable performance increase as kaby lake processors are not much more powerful than Skylake processors. Battery life could be slightly better though.
Slight performance boost and slight battery improvement, Kaby Lake was a minor update over Sky Lake.
General performance is up ~5-10% from benchmarks ran on other computers.
Battery life stays the same.
It's a very minor boost there. The update to Kaby Lake would be almost pointless except, maybe, that it might provide a good boost to >4K content playback (which will help with Final Cut Pro as well) since Intel is upgrading the built-in video accelerator.
So if you are a heavy iMovie/FCP user, you may see some improvement.
Otherwise, finding a 2016 model at a discount would be better.
Kaby is like the S update to iphones
I'd also expect the new keyboard as with the MBP, and please Apple, one more port!
So, twice as fast?
but not for speed. Maybe a new color and improved camera
You're probably right about that, but at this point with WWDC only a couple of weeks away it would be worth waiting in the off-chance that Apple has something up their sleeves..... Most likely not but you just never know.
That's true but it will also depend on what processors they go for. I have said since around August that I strongly think they will drop the m3 due to the (at the time, rumored) rebrand to Core-i chips, except the m3 and the close processor pricing. This means that we would see a greater improvement.