Processor Speed and Battery life Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JamesGoodman, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. JamesGoodman macrumors member

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    About to buy a Macbook (even though I understand that many will counsel waiting until the update). Alas, I need it now. My question: Is there any reason (for serious writing, web browsing, and email) to go for the higher end processors or should I just buy the base model. I am thinking of battery life especially: do the higher end processors get better or worse battery life? Generally battery life is more important to me than processing speed. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 68030

    boltjames

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    First off, most feel there won't be an update for at least another year so don't be concerned about buying now.

    Next, processors tend to affect battery life only when they near the peak of their stress level. If all you're doing is writing, browsing, and emailing, I would recommend you get the base model as there wouldn't be a difference in battery life based on your usage pattern.

    BJ
     
  3. JamesGoodman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so much. That is very helpful.
     
  4. boltjames macrumors 68030

    boltjames

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    Happy to help. Enjoy your RMB and have a happy holiday.

    BJ
     

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