Which Should I Get? More Powerful Or The Latest Model?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hmnwei, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. hmnwei macrumors newbie

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  2. hmnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is a 4th gen i7 worse than a 6th gen i5? Anyone knows?
     
  3. motime macrumors 6502

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    Why are you concerned about the processor? It is just as good as the latest processors in the new 15 inch MacBook pros. Plus it is a quad core so a lot more powerful than any 13 inch. Go for last years model, save a lot of money and get much better performance.
     
  4. hmnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Motime, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

    Im worried that the 15inch 2015 model wont have as good a battery life as the 2016 model, because the new processor is more power efficient
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    Im hoping the 15inch 2015 model can last at least 6 hours on light usage
     
  5. chriz_r macrumors member

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    Drop the lcd brightness to ~80%, close tabs and apps that aren't necessary, and you'll get close to 6hrs if not more under light usage.
     
  6. hmnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Guys, besides the size and weight, are there any other disadvantages that the 15 inch MBP has (compared to 13 inch mbp 2016)
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Of course no USB c or tb3 on the old machine.

    The new machine has a better brighter screen with a better colour gamut.
     
  8. motime macrumors 6502

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    Last year's model actually has better battery life than this year's model. You can easily get 9 plus hours of light websurfing and video playback, it is excellent. I wouldn't waste your money on the new machines. Also the processor on the new 15 inch Mac's offer the same performance as last year's model even though it has processors thst are years old. As I said when it comes to 13 vs 15 processors there is no comparison, 15 is way faster.

    If you want portability go for 13. If you want a lot more power and better value for your money then buy last year's refurbished.
     
  9. hmnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, you're awesome
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    i have zero devices with UCB C or TB3 >_<
     
  10. hmnwei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Omg guys, the 2016 MBP loses to the 2015 MBP in terms of performance and battery life :0
     

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