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fulhamx5

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everyone talks about 2.3 ghz 8 core version.
what about base mode of 16 inch?

if we talk about base model of 13 inch 1.4ghz . it s not as premium as 2.4 ghz 13 inch. for example. 2.4 ghz version has lg or samsung panel, better wifi and speakers,

are there these kind of differences between base and premium model of 16 inch. ( or between 2019 15 inch models)

thanks
 

Steve121178

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They are all premium models. The baseline spec is the one to get and maybe drop 100 on upgrading the GPU. Not forgetting Apple Care of course.

For anyone who requires more, the CTO options should cover everyone.
 

MrGunnyPT

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They are all premium models. The baseline spec is the one to get and maybe drop 100 on upgrading the GPU. Not forgetting Apple Care of course.

For anyone who requires more, the CTO options should cover everyone.

Is the 5500M with 4GB vs 8GB any debate really? Not sure which one to pick... Just play World of Warcraft and Civilization VI.
 

MrGunnyPT

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Get the best upgrade you can afford, although it's best to wait to see real world reviews before choosing your CTO options.

Yeah I suppose I can wait till December.. Gonna get with the x-mas bonus and sell my old 13" 2017 TB anyways
 

maflynn

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Get the best upgrade you can afford, although it's best to wait to see real world reviews before choosing your CTO options.
With that said, is there going to be a huge difference between those CPUs? Do most people need or utilize the 8 cores in the high-end model, vs. 6 in the base model?

I think most people get hung up on buying the most, even if their usage doesn't support it. Remember it was only a couple of years ago that laptops only had 4 cores and most people got their work done. 8 cores is impressive, but I'd venture the majority of consumers have little need for such horsepower.
 

ablatt

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For those just doing basic stuff is it still worth getting the i9 if you can afford it?

Base clock speed is higher on the i7 so does the i9 help at all if you don't really need the additional 2 cores?
 

Thornblom

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For those just doing basic stuff is it still worth getting the i9 if you can afford it?

Base clock speed is higher on the i7 so does the i9 help at all if you don't really need the additional 2 cores?

No, if you don't know that you need an i9 you probably don't. For people who do not know, more ram will probably be more of a value then an i9.
 

Nick A

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The general consensus seems to be that Applecare is worth it, but it's $379 plus $300 for any accidental damage other than the display. I'm not sure if it's worth the price..I know it'll fully cover any issues that arise for 3 years, but you get the first year included anyway.

Anyway, I also went with the base model. For my needs it's more than adequate. I likely wouldn't notice much of a difference between the i7 and i9 or the upgraded GPU, it depends on what you plan on using the laptop for.
 

Flow39

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The base model is the one I ordered and it should be enough for almost everyone. Like others have said, you’ll know if you need the i9, but odds are most will be perfectly okay sticking with the i7.
 

Jimmy James

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People cavalierly advise purchasing AppleCare. I understand the value of buying insurance-type products. I actually work in insurance. But it’s also a lot of money for a risk that’s limited to the cost of a computer. I’d rather ‘self-insure’ and remain careful. If it’s being driven by reliability concerns I question the purchase in the first place.
 
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Sirmausalot

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People cavalierly advise purchasing AppleCare. I understand the value of buying insurance-type products. I actually work in insurance. But it’s also a lot of money for a risk that’s limited to the cost of a computer. I’d rather ‘self-insure’ and remain careful. If it’s being driven by reliability concerns I question the purchase in the first place.
Many credit cards offer an additional one year of protection. That's in addition to Apple covering defects out of warranty. Not sure of cc cover accidental damage.
 
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