macbook vs macbook pro

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  1. Adolf macrumors member

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    macbook 1.3Ghz processor vs 15 macbook pro with M370X graphic card ???????????

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    macbook pro $1000 more cost
     
  2. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    Way different machines marketed at different types of users. The MacBook is marketed at casual computer users who don't do a ton of intensive tasks, and the MacBook Pro Retina 15" is marketed as a desktop replacement machine that is aimed at demanding tasks. I'm sure a lot of people would be completely satisfied with the 12 inch MacBook but some it wouldn't have enough juice. Both great machines just aimed at completely different types of users.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 603

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    And your point is...? You could hardly pick two more different machines from the Apple lineup.
     
  4. doitdada macrumors 6502a

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    I would actually buy the Macbook Pro 15 if it was my only computer. Retina Macbook would be nice, but maybe waiting for next gen rMB to see how the USB C thing works out and the Skylake CPU.

    Macbook Pro 15 is futureproof, the rMB may as well be a fad as far as I know. Thinking about how resource hogging Yosemite became for older users last year, we can't really predict how the next OS X release will strangle the performance of such a light computer this fall.

    If you are just a simple student, taking notes, writing essays and browsing, just buy the rMB and call it a day.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    What are your needs? These two computers address completely different usage needs.
     
  6. Adolf thread starter macrumors member

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    15 inch macbook pro vs 15 inch macbook pro

    macbook 1.3Ghz / 8GB / 512GB .
    + mac pro Quad Core / 12GB / D300 / 1TB .

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    macbook pro 15 inch 2.5Ghz / 16GB / M370X / 1TB .

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    which is best computer spec price for usage of computer .
     
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    Unless you mention what you use a your computers for, what apps you run and what sort of level you use them at, then we can't give you any advice.

    For example if you are rendering 4K video all day then the nMP is what you need.

    If you need a portable powerhouse to perform wherever you are and need on site power then the rMBP is the one.
     
  9. Adolf thread starter macrumors member

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    wait for refresh

    if you wait for 2018 macbookmpr o it ikb of pointless because apps will require better specs anywy so relatively itx will not be faster .
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    What is your intended use for the computer? What apps are you using, what sort of mobility needs (since you posted a MacBook vs. a MacBook Pro).

    Why are you considering a Mac Pro as well, seems like you're spending a lot of money. Without more details, its impossible to say which option is the best for your needs (since you didn't specify your needs)
     
  11. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Those 1,000 USD more shouldn't harm your budget if you get the cheaper ROLEX.

    Seriously, just registered, almost a dozen threads, over thirty posts, mostly containing no helpful or decipherable information and the thread titles, well, I have seen worse.
     
  12. Adolf thread starter macrumors member

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    the reason to ask is my 2014 mcbook air i7 processor already is slow OS X Yosemite fresh installation


    my uses are:
    itunes
    safari(a lot of tabs)
    mail
    microsoft word,excel,pages etc
    games (not new games but still slightly lag on my macbook air)

    this is all at the same time but i dont yet have ram issue on current 8gb computer

    also maybe windows10 bootcamp

    i have thunderbolt display which i will use either macbook pro or permanently mac pro


    thanks for reply
     
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  14. Adolf thread starter macrumors member

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    frames per second are not smooth and you can see them e.g. like a fast slideshow
     
  15. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    And for those uses you want a Mac Pro? Seriously?
     
  16. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Well if you want good gaming then you'll need a dGPU.

    To be honest it sounds like an imac (or a gaming PC even better) would be your best bet for gaming and keep the air for on the go computing.
     
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    Because the Rolex takes precedence.
     
  19. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

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    oopsie
     
  20. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    For your usage I would just buy a PC for gaming. It`s not the CPU that`s slowing down your frame rates it`s the external display, iGPU and Yosemite combined. You can expect worse performance out of a MacBook, and the 15" Pro is an expensive solution, equally if you have the money why not, they are great machines :)

    Also if not already turn off transparency in System Preferences, you may be surprised what it will do for your frame rates across OS X`s UI

    Q-6
     
  21. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    So that's a low frame rate then. Lag is a noticeable delay between the action requested and the reaction.
     

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