Macbook Pro 2019 1.4 ghz for programming

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

  1. latifatci macrumors newbie

    latifatci

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    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

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    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

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  4. latifatci thread starter macrumors newbie

    latifatci

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    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
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    nStyle macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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
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    ghanwani macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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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