Should I get the MacBook i5 or i7?

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

  1. ralphch macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. munakib macrumors 6502

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    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

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  4. psymac macrumors 6502

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

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    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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