Macbook pro mid 2012 vs Lenovo yoga 2 pro

Freedom144

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Jul 12, 2014
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The mac specs are
Core i5
4 GB of ddr3 ram
Resolution 1280x800
500 gb HDD

The yoga specs are
Core i7
8 GB of ddr3 ram
Resolution 3200x1800
256 gb SSD

Now on paper the yoga is way a head it's just i don't like the yoga's design neither i do like windows 8 i'am using 7.
I never bought a mac but now i'am considering it mainly for the design i just love that keyboard , aluminum unibody and that trackpad never tried mac os looks interesting though.
Which one is best in terms of performance ?

I'am heck confused.
Help would be much appreciated.
Please don't recommend adding specs or buying anything else.
I may upgrade the mac's rams to 8 gb that's it.
 

TechZeke

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Jul 29, 2012
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San Antonio, TX
The mac specs are
Core i5
4 GB of ddr3 ram
Resolution 1280x800
500 gb HDD

The yoga specs are
Core i7
8 GB of ddr3 ram
Resolution 3200x1800
256 gb SSD

Now on paper the yoga is way a head it's just i don't like the yoga's design neither i do like windows 8 i'am using 7.
I never bought a mac but now i'am considering it mainly for the design i just love that keyboard , aluminum unibody and that trackpad never tried mac os looks interesting though.
Which one is best in terms of performance ?

I'am heck confused.
Help would be much appreciated.
Please don't recommend adding specs or buying anything else.
I may upgrade the mac's rams to 8 gb that's it.
What is your budget? You could get a refurb 13" 8/256 retina MBP for not much more than the the macbook you are currently looking at.

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I'd go for this:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/F...nch-macbook-pro-24ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5

EDIT: I just saw that you said not recommend buying anything else. oopsie. Well, it all depends on if OS X is more worth it. Plus, you could always upgrade the Macbook to an SSD later on.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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I don't really get what the question is. Performance-wise, they are about the same, but the Lenovo has more RAM and an SSD (which will give you more responsive machine). Both are very different computers. Which confuses me, because I don't get why you would compare them in the first place. Do you want an ultraportable tablet convertible with Windows or an outdated and overpriced Mac laptop? :D If you are looking for a general-purpose machine, you should be looking at used MacBook Airs instead.
 

Freedom144

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Original poster
Jul 12, 2014
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I don't really get what the question is. Performance-wise, they are about the same, but the Lenovo has more RAM and an SSD (which will give you more responsive machine). Both are very different computers. Which confuses me, because I don't get why you would compare them in the first place. Do you want an ultraportable tablet convertible with Windows or an outdated and overpriced Mac laptop? :D If you are looking for a general-purpose machine, you should be looking at used MacBook Airs instead.
I just wanted to know which one is better overall i check them both in the store today the lenovo's screen is incredible :D
 

Freedom144

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Jul 12, 2014
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+1 bump
I know they aren't good for gaming but which would give a better performance ?
 

skaertus

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Feb 23, 2009
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462
Brazil
+1 bump
I know they aren't good for gaming but which would give a better performance ?
The Lenovo is an overall better laptop.

The Yoga Pro 2 has a i7-4500U (Haswell) processor at 1.8 GHz, and the MacBook Pro has a i5-3210M at 2.5 GHz (Ivy Bridge). According to CPU Benchmark website, both processors have similar performance, although the i7-4500U has a slight edge here.

Note that the i7-4500U is a lower-voltage processor than the i5-3210M, but it is one generation ahead, so it should be better overall.

In addition, the Yoga 2 has 8 GB RAM instead of 4 GB on the Mac.

The Yoga 2 also has a better integrated video card in the processor, although the lower resolution of the Mac works well with its video card.

The Yoga 2 has 8 GB RAM, while the Mac has only 4 GB. 4 GB should work well for most apps, but if you want to run more complex tasks, or if you want to run Windows on a virtual machine, then 4 GB is definitely not enough. You can add more memory to the non-retina MacBook Pro, but it will increase the price.

The Yoga 2 has less storage, but it comes with an SSD instead of an HDD as found in the Mac. An SSD is insanely faster than an HDD, so performance should be much higher in tasks*that require disk access. You can install an SSD on the Mac, but the price is high.

The screen on the Yoga 2 is IPS while the Mac has a TN screen; the angles in the IPS screen are much better. Plus, the Yoga 2 has a 3200x1800 resolution which you just cannot compare to the low 1280x800 resolution on the Mac. The only advantage of the Mac screen is a 16:10 ratio, which is better for productivity than the 16:9 screen of the Lenovo.

As for battery life, the Haswell processor is much better here than the Ivy Bridge. However, the battery will be dragged faster by the high-resolution screen. Plus, OS X drags less battery than Windows. So, battery life should be similar, although the Mac may have a small advantage.

You should also take into consideration that the Lenovo is thinner and lighter.

Overall, you are comparing a laptop which was released in 2012 with a chassis that dates back to 2008 (the MacBook Pro) to a 2013 laptop. The Lenovo wins, hands down. If you want a Mac, you should take a look at the retina MacBook Pro. Do not even consider the non-retina version.
 

dyrer

macrumors member
Feb 24, 2010
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8
Greece
Why so mad?
I gave three years ago 1939 Euros, for a MBP and now is useless
They ask me without warranty to replace logicboard 600 euros or to replace a component with 6 month warranty 250 euros.

An average month wage payment is 600-700 euros in Greece
 

skaertus

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Feb 23, 2009
3,355
462
Brazil
I gave three years ago 1939 Euros, for a MBP and now is useless
They ask me without warranty to replace logicboard 600 euros or to replace a component with 6 month warranty 250 euros.

An average month wage payment is 600-700 euros in Greece
Prices for Apple products and replacements are over the top here in Brazil as well. I would say they are even more expensive than in Greece and then anywhere else in the world.
 
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