So many new powerful CPUs are coming out this summer

hajime

macrumors 603
Original poster
Jul 23, 2007
5,973
828
As so many new and powerful CPUs are coming this summer, I wonder if I better spend the money to build a powerful desktop vs. buying a MacBook Pro.
 

Bart Kela

Suspended
Oct 12, 2016
865
593
Searching...
No one can provide a focused, relevant response until you specify your usage case, something you unhelpfully neglected.

One thing for sure, a desktop isn't going to be portable, so you are sort of comparing apples and oranges (sorry about the pun).

Anyhow, it really depends on what you plan to do with the new computer. Games, editing video, typing school notes, coding, working on spreadsheets?

That leads to the next question: what shortcomings does your current equipment (which you did not bother to mention) have?

Anyhow, good luck with your purchase decision.
 

Mhaddy

macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2005
445
1
Canada
With so many use cases floating around, has anyone created a utility that will mine that data and offer suggestions based on past recommedations from trusted members of the Mac Rumours community?
 

ZapNZs

macrumors 68020
Jan 23, 2017
2,310
1,155
Now definitely is an exciting time for CPUs and the next year is going to be even more interesting!

I say build the desktop. I'm not even sure what the usage is, but just build a badass desktop and call it a day. YOLO.


With so many use cases floating around, has anyone created a utility that will mine that data and offer suggestions based on past recommedations from trusted members of the Mac Rumours community?
We'd have to wait until this summer to have the processing power to do it :p
 
  • Like
Reactions: hajime

hajime

macrumors 603
Original poster
Jul 23, 2007
5,973
828
Now definitely is an exciting time for CPUs and the next year is going to be even more interesting!

I say build the desktop. I'm not even sure what the usage is, but just build a badass desktop and call it a day. YOLO.




We'd have to wait until this summer to have the processing power to do it :p

I am not even 80% in love with the current MacbookPro. Probably will be happier spending the same amount of money on a badass desktop and make it a powerful hackintosh.
 

Similar threads

  • cl601amt
4
Replies
4
Views
375
  • glenthompson
0
Replies
0
Views
256
Replies
14
Views
663
  • homervanderjazz
20
Replies
20
Views
3K
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.