Thinking of purchasing a new Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by usman2308, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. usman2308 macrumors newbie

    usman2308

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    Hi

    I'm looking to buy the new Macbook Pro 13" nTB.

    Currently I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012) - i7 2.3 Ghz. Its currently got 4Gb of RAM. I tried installing 16Gb but every so often it would crash. I've already put an SSD in.

    Aside from the updates in terms of size, display etc. Will I notice a decrease or increase in performance? I can't seem to find any comparisons against my current Macbook. I use it mainly for general use and programming (xcode)

    Any information is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Are you fitting 1600MHz RAM?

    Also in terms of performance, it will be a step down for resource intensive stuff like music production/video editing. That is because the 2012 has a quad core i7, whilst the 2016 13" has a dual core CPU.

    However for light usage like Internet browsing, the 13" 2016 will likely feel snappier and applications will open a little quicker due to the really quick SSD speeds.

    So whether it's slower or faster depends a lot on what you'll be using it for. Xcode performance would depend on how large your compiled applications are.
     
  3. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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    For most tasks, the 13in TB will feel faster. That is the model I have, and I had a 15in late 2011 MBP, at one point. The extra ram, faster SSD, etc will be the reason for this. If you are doing a really processor intense activity, on a regular basis, you might notice a slow down; but the extra ram may offset this to a degree. The 13in feels just as fast as the 15in MBP I had, and I do some heavy stuff.

    Are you using the right ram? If you are happy with your current machine, buying the correct ram is a cheaper solution. That being said, the 13in TB is a great machine.
     

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