MJLQ2 or MJLT2 for coding?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Panos90, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Panos90 macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2016
    Hello, i'm planning to take the MAC OS X way for coding. I'm a software engineer and i work mainly on IntelliJ IDEA.

    What model should i choose? MJLT2 has a bit better CPU clock, 512GB SSD and a graphics card which is useless for me.

    On the other hand, do you recommend me to wait for the new models? Is there any ETA? And how about prices? Does apple tend to sky rocket the price of their new models?

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Prices tend to stay the same. Any mac made in the last 5 years is plenty powerful for coding. Until you get to compiling, you're just editing text, an iPad's powerful enough for that.
  3. Panos90 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2016
    Hey, thanks for the answer!
    Of course, compiling, debugging, testing and deploy are some of the reasons i need good performance.
    Latest IntelliJ is also a bit heavy IDE.
  4. dma550 macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    I am a heavy jetbrains user, and I use visual studio in a VM. I would never skimp on CPU with the way IDEs are made these days. There is no semblance of a text editor left in them, you're getting refactor suggestions, filterable lists, etc. I always max CPU and memory. You will also probably also have a stack local with a database engine so it pays to pay for cores and RAM now. don't regret skimping on your #1 tool for development!
  5. Panos90 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2016
    Well said! The main question now is, if i should wait for the new model.
    I've read some rumors for a possible official announcement in June.
    But! Today i can get the MJLT2 (15" 2.5GHz) for 2.200 Euros and the MJLQ2 for 1950 Euros. It would be so disappointing if apple sky rocket the new model price to like 3k euros. If this is highly possible to happen please let me know, because i've know idea how apple works. :)
    Thanks again
  6. Askingcow macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2016
    I have a 2015 15 Inch MBP w/ the 2.8 Ghz i7 for work, and I use IntelliJ tons. There are countless times a day where building the project or running a CLI that just taxes my computer beyond belief, and the fans go ape. I don't think I'd skimp on CPU as a fellow IntelliJ user.
  7. Panos90 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2016
    So i was looking the new 6th Intel Generation Processors
    Considering that 2016 macbook pro 15" will have one of them (4 core models), there is not much difference in performance even versus the i7-4770HQ.

    I'm in a big dilemma if i should wait till the summer or just pick up one right now.
    I'd like to know if there any rumors that 2016 models will have some significant changes.

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