MBP 2.2 vs 2.5, yet another question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by root.root, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. root.root macrumors newbie

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    I still didn't decide to go for the 2.2 or the 2.5 MHz.

    - don't care much about graphics
    - interested in CPU perf, but does it really make a difference.. (many Q&A about that)

    However, my question is related to Battery, graphics card and Weight.

    The Apple page states that

    - both have 9 hours autonomy
    - both weight 4.49 pounds (2.04 kg)

    but the 2.5 has an AMD graphics card and a stronger CPU (more battery for same autonomy)

    At the very bottom of the Apple page, a note about the weight:

    "Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process"

    So, can I expect a - at least - slightly lighter MBP by choosing the 2.2?
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    No noticeable difference. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. friedkimchi macrumors regular

    friedkimchi

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    The weight difference is negligible. Both the 2.2 and 2.5 are quad cores i7.

    Unless you're dealing with large video files/photos where processing times matter, you will most likely never notice the difference.

    Based on Apple's recent track record with dGPUs, I would recommend going for the 2.2.
     
  4. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    You will not be able to tell the difference in weight ... I mean come on, do you know how light a laptop GPU is compared to the rest of the 4.5 lb body?
     
  5. root.root thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually my reasoning was:
    - more CPU power
    - more GPU power
    - same battery life (9 hours)

    => more battery - which is heavy!
     
  6. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, both models have the same battery.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The battery is the exact same. Any weight difference would be in the extra chip (the dGPU). And honestly, if you can actually feel that, I can suggest a good shrink for you.
     
  8. root.root thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please!
     

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