1. chr15h's Avatar
    I am planning to buy a new MacBook when released in the next few weeks and have been wondering if I should spend some extra and go for the process upgrade or not? (I have 2012 MacMini with upgraded SSD at present) My thoughts would be that this would future poof a little more and so was going to push the boat out and upgrade to the 1.2 or even the 1.3Ghz models (I want the HD space so 512 is on the cards and it comes with 8GB Ram anyway) I don't use mega apps but just the average bloke on Mac usage.

    So process upgrade or not. Should I through caution to the wind?

    Love to have you thoughts.
    Thanks Chris
    03-25-2015 12:25 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Buy the best specs your budget allows.
    03-25-2015 08:37 AM
  3. chr15h's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback, is from this experience or just your gut instinct?
    03-25-2015 04:41 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    ...is from this experience or just your gut instinct?
    Both... not sure which came first... kind of chicken-egg...
    03-25-2015 04:46 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Buy the best specs your budget allows.
    Agreed. Do this and then enjoy your new purchase and don't second guess yourself.
    kch50428 likes this.
    03-25-2015 04:48 PM
  6. chr15h's Avatar
    I have the inner force :-)
    Thanks guys, just the colour to decide on
    03-25-2015 05:23 PM
  7. Mac Techie's Avatar
    I would say if you want noticeable speed from the standard MacBook at least get an MBA. If you just want apples lowest end laptop for things like surfing web, emailing, word documents then get this and the 1.3 GHz upgrade won't make a difference.
    03-25-2015 09:23 PM
  8. chr15h's Avatar
    Ok thanks so why is Apple offering the processor upgrade on the New MacBook from 1.1 through 1.2 to 1.3?
    03-26-2015 02:09 AM
  9. Mac Techie's Avatar
    They want it to seem like the 1.3GHz is a BIG jump from standard. In my opinion .2GHz more of s not a difference really. If you want more speed than the MacBook get a MacBook Air.
    03-26-2015 09:27 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Ok thanks so why is Apple offering the processor upgrade on the New MacBook from 1.1 through 1.2 to 1.3?
    Because people will pay for it
    03-26-2015 09:40 AM
  11. chr15h's Avatar
    Thanks again. I have looked for comparisons between the processors available on the new MacBook and on a MacBook air but can't really find any thing which points towards decent comparisons. Before the new MacBook was launched I wanted a MacBook air and wondered if anybody can shed light on how a MacBook air might compare speed wise to the new MacBook?
    03-26-2015 04:38 PM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    I feel getting the most powerful of a new MacBook will give a user more wiggle room in the case they want to do any multimedia applications. You never know what the things can do until someone tries doing it.
    But for basic use the least powerful would probably be great. Plus even on the least powerful model it offers Apples latest tech.


    03-26-2015 04:59 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Thanks again. I have looked for comparisons between the processors available on the new MacBook and on a MacBook air but can't really find any thing which points towards decent comparisons. Before the new MacBook was launched I wanted a MacBook air and wondered if anybody can shed light on how a MacBook air might compare speed wise to the new MacBook?
    The Air should be faster. But until the new MacBook gets released there won't be any benchmarks for it. I'd check Anandtech for the great benchmarking they usually do.
    03-26-2015 05:53 PM
  14. PortCity79's Avatar
    Thanks again. I have looked for comparisons between the processors available on the new MacBook and on a MacBook air but can't really find any thing which points towards decent comparisons. Before the new MacBook was launched I wanted a MacBook air and wondered if anybody can shed light on how a MacBook air might compare speed wise to the new MacBook?
    The processor in the MacBook will be slower then the one in the Air. The Core M isn't designed to be as fast as the Core i5 processor.
    03-26-2015 06:34 PM
  15. chr15h's Avatar
    The processor in the MacBook will be slower then the one in the Air. The Core M isn't designed to be as fast as the Core i5 processor.
    I got the feeling this might be the case and there is the other reason why I was considering going for the 1.3 new MacBook
    03-26-2015 06:59 PM

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