Shootout MBP vs. others.

maflynn

Moderator
Original poster
Staff member
May 3, 2009
63,830
30,337
Boston
Interesting video, I understand this isn't a comprehensive test but it does have some good insights.

I'm not a "pro" at at least in terms of what people mean when they use that term. I'm surprised at the results. It hasn't made me rethink my product choices but between apple and its Metal API and Adobe updating its software, the MBP can be an excellent choice for some folks
 

Thysanoptera

macrumors 6502a
Jun 12, 2018
722
722
Pittsburgh, PA

SteveJUAE

macrumors 68030
Aug 14, 2015
2,756
2,425
Land of Smiles
Whilst interesting in the little bubble of Adobe for creatives if you looked at another bubble of professional users your just as likely to find the MBP dead in the water :) and what happens when Adobe re-address W10 drivers etc

This could just be short lived bragging rights for some threads :rolleyes:
 

Hieveryone

macrumors 601
Apr 11, 2014
4,130
1,464
USA
I'm just a regular user, but I prefer mac mainly because of the OS. It's really easy to use, no maintenance, works reliably with very few hiccups, and looks so beautiful.

And there's the little things. Super amazing trackpad, true tone, touch ID which was WAY more useful than I ever though would be on a macbook pro, time machine which is so easy to use, and just everything else.

The physical design is beyond amazing in terms of looks. Thin, which I like. Wish it were lighter but hey I'm sure they're doing their best. Also, that space grey is amazing too.

I used my previous 13" rMBP for almost 6 years and had no reason to upgrade except I needed the bigger screen so got a 15" as I'm starting some new things in life.

But otherwise I would've run my 13" for another 6 years if I could. Loved it, and in fact still use it as a secondary more portable computer since my 15" is on the bulkier side relatively speaking.
 

DarthVader!

macrumors regular
Oct 3, 2013
127
72
This could just be short lived bragging rights for some threads :rolleyes:
Here's my two cents, I'm sure bragging rights is a thing but it shows that getting a MBP is not a mistake, at least when you're looking at the performance aspect. Price and reliability are other factors.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BigMcGuire

SteveJUAE

macrumors 68030
Aug 14, 2015
2,756
2,425
Land of Smiles
Here's my two cents, I'm sure bragging rights is a thing but it shows that getting a MBP is not a mistake, at least when you're looking at the performance aspect. Price and reliability are other factors.
Is not a mistake possibly on one piece of software :)

This is my point re bragging rights in trying to extrapolate a minor point for a minority to the majority

In context of the OP posting its a good point for some
 

BigMcGuire

Contributor
Jan 10, 2012
4,613
5,663
California
Saw this video yesterday on my youtube suggested videos.

Using Metal on my Starcraft settings resulted in a massive improvement in FPS and gameplay (using an EGPU with my MBP 13').

As someone who has dabbled in software development, it is very easy to make code that isn't efficient and I've never programmed at the level of writing device driver software or at this level so I can only imagine the complexity required. Definitely makes a difference writing for one hardware piece vs tons.

(Owner of XPS 15 and MBP 13).