Should I get the MacBook i5 or i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ralphch, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. ralphch macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012
    I'm thinking of getting the updated 12-inch MacBook with 512GB storage and 16GB RAM options as a home, travel and light-work laptop, since I don't want to be lugging around my heavier 2015 MBP everywhere. I'll use the MacBook for web browsing/email/writing, productivity software, light weight graphic design (Sketch), and web development (Atom, Docker, etc).

    Should I upgrade to the i7 processor for better performance? And does the i7 decrease battery life?

  2. munakib macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    i5 should suffice. I do exactly those same tasks on my 512gb m5 2016 version. The performance difference in minimal between the 2.
  3. ralphch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2012
  4. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    Went with i5, minimal improvement and didn't want to wait for special order.
  5. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Given these I see no reason to go to the supposed "i7".

    I'm trying to figure out if I will see any difference from my 2015 rMB, and/or if I should do the 13" MBP instead.

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