Macbook Pro 2019 1.4 ghz for programming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by latifatci, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. latifatci macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2019
    I am planning to buy MBP 13” 1.4 ghz i5/16/512. I want to do some ios development and data science. Is it good decision for these? Can i use it for 4-5 years?
  2. shoes222 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Of course you can. In fact I just bought the exact same model with the exact same configuration for myself, as a Full Stack Systems dev.

    On this particular model the 1.7 ghz i7 doesn’t provide that much of a boost compared to the stock 1.4ghz i5, so I didn’t think that upgrade was necessary. On the other hand going with 16 GB of RAM and upgrading the stock SSD storage (for faster read & write speeds) are far more worthwhile upgrades, and as a result your MBP should be able to handle anything you throw at it for the next 4 or 5 years.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
  4. latifatci thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2019
    Thank you for your response. I have one more question, 1.4 i5/16/512 vs 2.4 i5/16/512 is it worth it to pay 400$ and buy high end level 13” or should i stay with 1.4?
  5. nStyle, Jul 26, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2019

    nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    The base 13" Pro is plenty good enough. The difference in price doesn't justify the negligible improvement you'd see.
  6. Kung gu macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2018
    if you want dual fan cooling, 4Thunderbolt, faster ssd then u get that along with higher base i5 for $400.

    imo get 1.4gtz i5 and save rest
  7. ghanwani, Jul 27, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019

    ghanwani macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Difference should be $300 not $400 unless you're not in the US. And I don't think it is worth it, but it depends on what value the upgrades bring to you: 4TB ports v. 2, slightly faster processor (about 10%), better WiFi (I think, based on discussions here), better speakers, etc. On the flip side, battery life may be better with the 1.4 since it has a larger battery and lower wattage processor with a single fan, but I have not seen any tests.
  8. alias99 macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2010

    If he wants the 512gb the speed difference is not a lot between both models, the lower capacity drives are worse.

    As for dual fan cooling, the 1.4 has a much lower TDP and celling with one fan is pretty much the same as the 2.4 model with 2 fans.

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