MacBook Pro 2019, Which One Should I get?

spikionion

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Feb 8, 2017
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Hello guys,

I need help with choosing the right MacBook Pro for me and would love to get some insights from you guys.

I will mainly use it for editing 1080p videos in Final Cut Pro and Premiere and export them to Instagram (regular video posts and IG TV) and sometimes YouTube. I will eventually edit 4k videos for my client but not that often as I find the workflow for shooting and editing 4k videos is too much work and time-consuming for me lol.

If I was to get the 16", which specs are important to upgrade? For example, 6-core vs 8-core or i7 vs i9 processor or 16gb vs 32gb vs 64gb memory or graphics card AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB vs 5500M with 4GB vs 5500M with 8GB?

I was thinking about this config 6-core, i7, 16GB memory and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB? Thoughts? Since I am mainly working with FCP and sometimes Premiere, what is the most important spec that I should upgrade? The graphics card? Also, will 16gb memory will be efficient?

I have a 15" 2016 MacBook Pro with the following specs:
Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 460 4 GB

This works fine for me but somehow I still find it pretty slow in exporting long videos, especially in Premiere.
I've been doing more editing and exporting recently so I want to save more time and upgrade to the 16"

Please let me know what you guys think and any input will be appreciated!

Thanks,
Tri
 

littlepud

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Sounds like you would be fine with the base model (i7, 5300M).

If export times really are a concern, go with the upgraded stock model (i9, 5500M)
 
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spikionion

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Feb 8, 2017
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Sounds like you would be fine with the base model (i7, 5300M).

If export times really are a concern, go with the upgraded stock model (i9, 5500M)
Hi there, thank you so much for your response! I really appreciate it!
 

BootLoxes

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Just a heads up, the youtube algorithm does favor 4k content over 1080p. So if possible you should upload in 4k to youtube even if its extra work
 
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