2019 13" MacBook Pro Review - 2x Faster & Cooler!

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  • Infinity Labs
    Infinity Labs   2 months back

    Lack of upgradability aside, this thing is awesome. Once this goes in the refurbished store, probably one of the best 13" ultrabooks you can buy. Thermals are just 👌. What do you think of this refresh?

    • Shaikh Harith
      Shaikh Harith  2 months back

      @Yousif_Al-Saif That's not normal...

    • dvxAznxvb
      dvxAznxvb  2 months back

      raghav gupta they all have slower nvme m.2 drives, so whether they are using Toshiba instead of Samsung ssd it's the main downside if you move massive files often

    • Vml Li
      Vml Li  2 months back

      Yousif_Al-Saif h

    • Super Jombel
      Super Jombel  2 months back

      Bro can you do comparison of the new 13” mbp and the ps63? Thank so much!

    • MIDNightPT4
      MIDNightPT4  2 months back

      I got the 2018 13 inch from refurbished store

  • Not that Complicated
    Not that Complicated  4 days back

    Nah the keyboard kills the whole thing

    • Leslie Lee
      Leslie Lee  1 weeks back

      Is it a must to upgrade to 16GB RAM if I'll occasionally do some programming?

      • Pisyek Kumar
        Pisyek Kumar  4 days back

        if u use docker a lot, more ram is better. :)

    • David Luong
      David Luong  2 weeks back

      ABOUT A WEEK AGOOOOO!!!

      • Aczxser
        Aczxser  2 weeks back

        I was considering a MacBook Pro, but after comparing different models for my use case I found the best deal to be the Dell XPS 13. It was $1250 for 512gb storage, 16gb ram, and i7. Comparing a MacBook Pro with the same specs it was $2450. An insane price difference!

        Also in the review you're really showing your hand by shoehorning a screen comparison of the MBP and XPS when you have these beautiful, stunning shots of this liquid on flowers, then cut to an old model of XPS that has a still photo without any diverse colors.

        • Jiang Hu
          Jiang Hu  4 weeks back

          Do you recommend to upgrade to the 256gb ssd?

          • Reza Ghavamizadeh
            Reza Ghavamizadeh  4 weeks back

            if you have the cash and you are convenience is more important to your than the buck, go for the SSD. I personally suggest upgrading the RAM over the storage since you can't upgrade it later as it is soldered on the motherboard. keep in mind, you can always use an external SSD. the upgrade plan from 128 to 256 GB in apple website is 200$, which with this amount, you can purchase an extra 256-512GB external SSD drive and use it.

        • Arka Ghosh
          Arka Ghosh  4 weeks back

          I am learning graphics designing. I also do some video editing. I am planning to buy a new laptop for professional use. I am really confused between windows laptop and macbook pro 2019. I can afford the base model only. Please recommend.

          • Secret Daud
            Secret Daud  3 weeks back

            MacOS is better than windows for design.

        • The Death of Spider man

          What would u recommend the razor blade stealth or the macbook pro?

          • Reza Ghavamizadeh
            Reza Ghavamizadeh  4 weeks back

            you need to give information on what you do with it.
            if you are purchasing a laptop for gaming, go with anything but the macbook. if you plan on using the Mac OS for your daily activity, go with the mac. gaming is the only thing that divides these into two categories. the macbook has proven to give you more battery life on a single charge and the build quality is great.

        • َyuki ِ-
          َyuki ِ-  4 weeks back

          Do u recommend me buying macbook air 2019 of macbook pro 2019???? Plz help

          • َyuki ِ-
            َyuki ِ-  4 weeks back

            Reza Ghavamizadeh oh ok thank you a lot!!

          • Reza Ghavamizadeh
            Reza Ghavamizadeh  4 weeks back

            @َyuki ِ- the older MBP and MBAs had a problem with the butterfly keyboard. apple kept technically updating the hardware but the issue remained.
            in the 2019 model, the hardware was again updated and apple claims to have fixed the issue however we have to wait for the news. so far (with the 15inch being released 3-4 months ago) there has not been any complaint regarding the issue. i have to add it also depends on how people used the macbook and how clean or dusty their environment was. apple has now introduced a keyboard plan for any issues that appear for upto 3 years on all models free of charge.


            regarding the fan, the CPUs heat throttled when boosting which caused the fan to turn on as you said with a load noise. the noise isn't that bad :D the issue was because of the overclocked CPUs which produced alot of heat and the macbook had only one fan (in the 13 inch) and no fan (on the macbook air). the 15 inch and the higher end 13" have 2 fans which run a bit smoother with various speed. also I have to add it does depend on the software you use. the more powerfull and processing the applications are, the more heat will be produced by the CPU.


            in general, the keyboard has been possibly fixed in the 2019 model. the fan noise is nothing to worry about.

          • َyuki ِ-
            َyuki ِ-  4 weeks back

            Reza Ghavamizadeh i heard there’s a problem with mbp keyboard and the fan is loud :( I’m confused idk

          • Reza Ghavamizadeh
            Reza Ghavamizadeh  4 weeks back

            depends on what you do with your laptop. in short, if you are a pro user and use high processing and editing applications, go with the pro. if you use it daily for web surfing/word processing/etc. go with the air as you can save 200$.
            however, if you are willing to keep the laptop for a decade (:D) go with the pro as it will age better as it has a more powerful processor.

        • Beatriz Faye Tupas
          Beatriz Faye Tupas  1 months back

          Is this 128gb?

        • Mayra Sorto
          Mayra Sorto  1 months back

          I am stuck between the Dell XPS 13 and the Mac book pro (13 in) I need it for college so I need something reliable and great for school. What’s the best option?

          • Doggo
            Doggo  4 weeks back

            Adrian Gutierrez okay so you go to the apple website and scroll down till you find something like “Buy a Mac or a iPad for college. Get Beats” Click on it and it will show you all MacBooks and iPads which are cut by 200 dollars such as the MacBook Pro 13’, in the official store it is for $1299 but in this section, it is for $1099 and not only that, you get a free $349 Beats Headphones or some other variants which you can customise to any color. I am a big fan of this offer however I am just in 8th and I am not eligible to get this whereas I need a new MacBook desperately. Happy for you that you are getting your new laptop. 😊

          • Adrian Gutierrez
            Adrian Gutierrez  4 weeks back

            Doggo can u tell me how u get it 200 hundred dollars less, I’m gonna start college in a couple of weeks and I’m not sure which one too buy

          • Doggo
            Doggo  1 months back

            Mayra Sorto The MacBook Pro as it is the one most students buy for college however it depends on the subject you are focusing on. For example, if you are into computer science, mathematics, physics and stuff, then the MacBook Pro is the best options. It is very cheap for the specs it holds and is reliable as no keyboard problems have been reported. In my opinion, the MacBook Pro is the best option for you because you can also get the student option which cuts down the cost by 200 bucks and also offers you a free Beats Headphones.

        • Adem Benli
          Adem Benli  1 months back

          Can you play civ6 on this ?

        • Whatthehell808
          Whatthehell808  1 months back

          Would the base 13 in model be enough for Comp Science. Starting college soon

          • Mo
            Mo  4 days back

            Edward Yeh do you think i should go with the 1799 mbp 13 or the 15 base model for IT engineering

          • Baltazar Ortiz Montejano
            Baltazar Ortiz Montejano  1 weeks back

            @Edward Yeh yeah

          • Edward Yeh
            Edward Yeh  2 weeks back

            Zane Hutchison would the air be ok?

          • sharpshooter994
            sharpshooter994  4 weeks back

            From what I've read and the videos I've watched i think you'll be fine

          • Zane Hutchison
            Zane Hutchison  1 months back

            Yeah, I reckon it'd be more than enough. Most programming really doesn't need that much power anyway. Unless of course you went into game design or something of that nature.

        • Bernd Busch
          Bernd Busch  1 months back

          a subwoofer? really? where is the woofer located?

          • SNK Corp.
            SNK Corp.  1 months back

            I am waiting - Macbook 16 in black - crossing fingers.

            • XVI
              XVI  4 weeks back

              There won’t be a black

          • GOKUL S
            GOKUL S  1 months back

            is this laptop good for autocad and Sketchup purposes? compared with the windows laptops? if not which one would you recommend?

            • GOKUL S
              GOKUL S  1 months back

              @Catalina Ordonez Thank You♥

            • Catalina Ordonez
              Catalina Ordonez  1 months back

              GOKUL S i use acer with 1TB!! Anything that has 1TB and 16Gb + of storage is good! you’ll need a lot of space!

            • GOKUL S
              GOKUL S  1 months back

              @Catalina Ordonez Thank You Very much Catalina ....If i may ask another more Favour..could you suggest me some windows Lap which would do well for the use..

            • Catalina Ordonez
              Catalina Ordonez  1 months back

              GOKUL S im in engineering and i prefer my windows for autocad!! My mac not so much but atill works just not as powerful as the windows

          • Pedro Jorge
            Pedro Jorge  1 months back

            Does it get too hot? I’ve heard a lot of complains on that, that it gets weirdly hot...
            And that on the air there isn’t that issue

            • S H
              S H  1 months back

              Pedro Jorge My Mac book 13” 2019 was only a day old.
              I allowed my daughter to play mincraft on it.
              It went super hot within 15 of playing.
              That’s kind of hotness is not normal.
              It’s totally crap for gaming.

              Also I noticed the MacBook shuts completely off when the battery reaches 30%

              My MacBook is only 5 days old.

              The model I have has only one fan,

            • Pedro Jorge
              Pedro Jorge  1 months back

              @Infinity Labs :) thanks for caring

            • Infinity Labs
              Infinity Labs   1 months back

              Air hits 100c, this does not. Fans manually set to max, ran Cinebench R20 and prime95.

          • RASDKB
            RASDKB  1 months back

            RAM upgrade, no way? From 8 to 16GB?

            • Jiyong j
              Jiyong j  3 weeks back

              Yes you can but it's really hard

          • Krister Minecraft TV
            Krister Minecraft TV  1 months back

            Hey there, Infinity Labs. I have a mid 2014 Mac book pro basic model with 128 gb. I was considering to buy a MacBook Pro 13 inch basis model or upgrade for memory and 256 gb because I am a Engineering student and starting the major about it at Fall 2019. I will have $300 discount because I have the 2014 mid MacBook Pro. In this case, do you recommend me having a Mac book pro 13 inch 1.4 i5 with 16GB memory, 256 SSD storage? And for game's I just play Minecraft, but it was getting slow at 2014 MacBook Pro. What do you think about this option?

            • amitay ori
              amitay ori  1 months back

              Is it good for stock trading?

              • Lypton
                Lypton  1 months back

                What about Macbook Pro 15” 2019?

                • Michael Sandoval
                  Michael Sandoval  1 months back

                  I'm really digging my computer got it last week just awesome powerful 13" dude is right dangerously fast 👍

                  • Pro Gadget Review PGR
                    Pro Gadget Review PGR  2 months back

                    And more expensive

                    • luffy san
                      luffy san  1 months back

                      It's still 1299$ idiot

                  • Alberto Leon
                    Alberto Leon  2 months back

                    Hi can someone help so I just bought the $1499 MacBook Pro with 1.4ghz 256gb for $1199 from Best Buy brand new cause of promotions and with student discount and right now they have the the 2019 $1799 MacBook Pro 2.4ghz for $1499 including my student discount. Should I exchange or for the $1799 version which is now $1499 or keep my current MacBook Pro which was $1499 256gb and I got it got it for $1199 ?? I need help thanks

                    • xllChristianllx
                      xllChristianllx  2 months back

                      Best Buy has this latest model 13” Mac Book Pro with Touch ID, i5 128GB right for 1,099$ with student discount. BRAND NEW. Other wise it’s still on sale for 1,199$ new. Might get this over a gaming laptop tbh as I got a PS4 Pro new for 329$

                      • lilg00se 15
                        lilg00se 15  2 months back

                        would u say the 128gb version is good enough?

                        • suzieroxq
                          suzieroxq  2 months back

                          @Infinity Labs Everyone says this but I just upgraded from a 5 year old 128 gb MacBook Air and it still had about 50 gb left on it (used it through out university and I didn't have any external storage). It's really about what you're doing with the computer and how you manage your storage. This time around I got the 128 gb 2019 MacBook Pro and opted to buy a 1 Tb external hard drive to store any photos/videos and larger projects. The external hard drive only cost me about $60 CAD compared to what apple would have charged for upgrading the storage on the computer itself. If you're using the computer for mainly browsing and small assignments then you can probably get away with doing the same thing.

                        • Infinity Labs
                          Infinity Labs   2 months back

                          Never. I always recommend getting 256GB at minimum because system files, app data, your downloads and whatever else piles up and after a while you’ll constantly be deleting files trying to make room for new files.

                      • Shabih Bhatty
                        Shabih Bhatty  2 months back

                        Great video. You got a new subscriber. 😊 I am looking for a computer for my school. I will do video editing, photo editing, graphics, on Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop etc. Do you recommend 1.4GHz or 2.4GHz Macbook Pro? Is there a huge difference in performance? I can afford 16GB ram and 256GB SSD with 1.4GHz, but only 8GB ram with 2.4GHz. Thanks.

                        • Infinity Labs
                          Infinity Labs   2 months back

                          I would ignore the CPU upgrade and go for the 256GB SSD and 16GB RAM. The actual performance between the 1.4GHz and 2.4GHz CPUs is almost nil because the 1.4GHz CPU will turbo up to roughly the same speeds as the faster ones. You'd be paying a couple hundred bucks for a ~5% improvement, not exactly worth. Extra RAM will help much more with Premiere and Photoshop if you edit a bunch of raw photos.

                      • Son Loc Nguyen
                        Son Loc Nguyen  2 months back

                        Do you think we should buy mac pro 2019 rather than
                        2018 ( pls give me an advide )

                        • Reza Ghavamizadeh
                          Reza Ghavamizadeh  4 weeks back

                          I would definitely go for the 2019 model. lower price, better CPU performance, touch ID, 4th gen keyboard, 1year apple warranty, etc.

                        • Infinity Labs
                          Infinity Labs   2 months back

                          Mac Pro is a desktop. If you mean this laptop, there are two versions. This is the cheaper one with a 15w CPU and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and the previous model was updated in 2017. The only 13" MacBook Pro in 2018 was the one with four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 28w CPU. Depending on if Apple will retrofit the new 2019 keyboards onto the 2018 MacBook Pros, I would probably get the 2018 with four Thunderbolt 3 ports over this new one.

                      • kamal azizi
                        kamal azizi  2 months back

                        does the 8gb ram is enough for photo editing ? do you recommend upgrade the RAM and or the SSD ? or just get the basic model and get third party ssd ?

                        • Adrian Trejo
                          Adrian Trejo  1 months back

                          I’m guessing upgrading to 16 would be best for photo editing

                        • Gabriel Paunescu
                          Gabriel Paunescu  2 months back

                          you cannot upgrade; what you buy, is what you get!!!

                      • Mark Schwartz
                        Mark Schwartz  2 months back

                        I ordered mine today from Amazon. They knocked $100- off for today only. Good review!

                        • Heqi Yan
                          Heqi Yan  2 months back

                          Use final cut pro x to edit VLOG in 2K resolution within 30 minutes. Which MacBook is recommended?

                          • Nikhil Chandra
                            Nikhil Chandra  2 months back

                            This is exactly what I needed Infinity Labs. I am gonna buy the exact version of Mac Pro 13" and was worried about the new butterfly keypad and also heard the OS has some issues. But I think now I should buy one for Graphics, Content Creation and Music.

                            • Flowing Water
                              Flowing Water  2 months back

                              I got the 2019 $1499 retail model for 120 dollars off $1379 it’s i5 8gb 256 ssd is it worth it?? Or get a windows lg gram with similar price but it has 16gb 512ssd any advice??

                              • Skywalker Jedi
                                Skywalker Jedi  2 months back

                                Thank you for the review, could you share the measurement report of the display?

                                • Skywalker Jedi
                                  Skywalker Jedi  2 months back

                                  @Infinity Labs great tip thanks again!

                                • Infinity Labs
                                  Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                  Yep. In fact, to change the white balance you don't actually need a colorimeter. In System Preferences>Display>Color>Calibrate and you'll have a white balance slider. You'll be relying on your eye rather than a dedicated tool but it's an option you have.

                                • Skywalker Jedi
                                  Skywalker Jedi  2 months back

                                  @Infinity Labs Thanks again for the info! It also didn´t seem very yellow to me until i put it side by side with the 4TB model then it was quite obvious. Great it can be calibrated..seems like a good display and laptop in general.

                                • Infinity Labs
                                  Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                  Honestly, I don't know either LOLOL. I believe measured is what the colorimeter (physical display measuring tool) measured, and assumed is what the current display profile says is the white balance. It always seems to be exceptionally high on all laptops so I kinda just ignore it. On this display in particular, the white balance is over 9000 kelvin (very yellow) but the standard white balance for a display is 6500K, yet the screen doesn't look particularly yellow to me. Really strange.


                                  And yes, that can be calibrated. You take a colorimeter and you set what white balance and gamma you want the display to be set to. White balance is just how yellow or blue your display looks if you're wondering, really simple to change.

                                • Skywalker Jedi
                                  Skywalker Jedi  2 months back

                                  @Infinity Labs Thank you that was fast! I´m not very knowledgeable about displays so if you don´t mind me asking, the Measured vs. assumed target whitepoint is really high, does it make much of a difference and can it be corrected with calibration? When I compared this model to the 4 TB model the base model seemed to be yellower.

                              • 2.0 Lyf Pop
                                2.0 Lyf Pop  2 months back

                                The butterfly keyboard is the main reason I wouldn’t buy this just yet.. I like the design and build though. I heard 2020 MacBook will have a new keyboard technology doing away with butterfly

                                • al capone
                                  al capone  2 weeks back

                                  You are wasting time just get it

                                • Christian Salim
                                  Christian Salim  4 weeks back

                                  Butterfly keyboard is now in the 4th generation, but if you wait for 2020 the new keyboard is back in the 1st generation which in the Apple ecosystem will always have more maximum performance in the next generation... CMIIW

                              • Hong Kong HKer
                                Hong Kong HKer  2 months back

                                So , u come back for apple again ?

                                • Shrey Bhatnagar
                                  Shrey Bhatnagar  2 months back

                                  Is the i5 on the Mac any match to xps 13 with i7 processor?

                                  • solaydbak
                                    solaydbak  2 months back

                                    You can get the upgraded i5 for $1800. Its slightly faster than the baseline 13in MBP.

                                  • Shrey Bhatnagar
                                    Shrey Bhatnagar  2 months back

                                    Well we have no other option on the 13 inch than going for the i5 so 🤷‍♂️

                                  • Nikhil Chandra
                                    Nikhil Chandra  2 months back

                                    Good question buddy. I am worried about the i5 chip too. But as he said its better and faster than the i7 2016 mac version then we should go ahead with the current i5 one.

                                • Vishnu Attiappan
                                  Vishnu Attiappan  2 months back

                                  Hi again, is it possible for you to test this with the egpu if you have one?

                                  • Anirudh Kokala
                                    Anirudh Kokala  2 months back

                                    Hi infinity labs,
                                    I’m planning on buying the base model with 1.4 GHz but I’m really doubtful on whether I should upgrade to i7 model or upgrade to 16gb ram.
                                    I’m really low on budget so I can only make do for one upgrade. I just started uni and I’m learning coding on various languages and deep learning/machine learning.
                                    Which one would you recommend for me?

                                    I’m new to your channel and immediately loved you content.
                                    Thanks in advance :)

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      Personally, I get 16GB RAM because my workflow tends to max out or exceed 8GB. When I was first learning C++, I would have 20 browser tabs open googling everything because of how complicated the language is. Used 10.5GB, was insane. Same with photo editing (RAW), would often exceed 8GB. In general tho, filling your RAM just makes the OS move stuff to your SSD as swap but you can't magically get more storage so I prioritize the 256GB SSD first. DRAM prices should have dropped so $200 for an extra 8GB is excessive, agreed.

                                    • Cubei
                                      Cubei  2 months back

                                      @Infinity Labs Agreed, but about 16gb ram, it's hard to justify a 200 dollar price increase, unless I plan to sell in a few years, where I would assume 16 gb ram would help with a sale and could give you most of your money back

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      Nono don't get the CPU upgrades. The only time you should ever even consider a CPU upgrade if if you get more cores. That only applies to the 15" Pro with the 6/8 core CPUs. Reason is you're paying hundreds of dollars for a couple hundred MHz bump, it's like maybe 5% at best and it's built on the same architecture. Higher tier CPUs aren't more efficient.


                                      I also wouldn't recommend going with 128GB storage, I usually recommend going 256GB SSD -> 16GB RAM -> more storage if needed. I can't really comment on machine learning but I really doubt a school would force their students to code something that requires a really powerful computer to even run. Doesn't make sense. If they do, they probably have a computer lab with Xeons and Quadros for performance.

                                    • Anirudh Kokala
                                      Anirudh Kokala  2 months back

                                      Cubei thanks a lot, but what should I stick to the 8gb ram itself though? I often keep hearing that you need a high/better ram for machine learning projects

                                    • Cubei
                                      Cubei  2 months back

                                      Buy the base, if you can upgrade to the 256gb version, do not buy the i7 model because often the laptop will turbo above the base clock, the performance increase is extremely minimal. Hope this helps =)

                                  • AmirHossein Ahmadi
                                    AmirHossein Ahmadi  2 months back

                                    Thank you for showing the laptop itself. I've seen reviewers filming their faces and talk the whole time, I HATE that. This is the reason I just subscribed.

                                    • AmirHossein Ahmadi
                                      AmirHossein Ahmadi  2 months back

                                      Well, I mean it's okay for reviewers to talk to the camera at some points in their videos, but I, as someone that is potentially going to buy this product, want to look at it and imagine myself using it, or in this case, sitting behind this laptop. If I already owned the device, or if I just wanted to know the technical information about it, it'd okay, but in most cases, users just want to look at the product and see if they like it; if you know what I mean.

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      Haha glad you enjoyed! Out of curiosity, how much "face cam" do you tolerate? Like what if the intro and conclusion are mostly face, but the review process is just laptop shots?

                                  • Sam S9
                                    Sam S9  2 months back

                                    Only 416 nits screen? Air should have 400.

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      460 nits, not 416. Air measured in at 366 nits so it's quite a bit higher.

                                  • Peter Breis
                                    Peter Breis  2 months back

                                    87° and 91°C is hot. VERY HOT!!!!

                                    These are going to cook. 

                                    The battery will cook first but some of the chips and the PSU might go with it.

                                    • Peter Breis
                                      Peter Breis  2 months back

                                      Don't f0rget thart most PC laptops are about half this temperature and check out Louis Rossmann to see what long term fluctuating high heat does to Macbooks. Or any electronics.

                                    • Peter Breis
                                      Peter Breis  2 months back

                                      @Reginald Johnson Good point. This is the Land That Time Forgot! ;)

                                      But still the scale, if its Fahrenheit is that it is the same scale where Apple has said that 100° is too hot, just being underneath that is still not good for the hardware durability or safety and definitely is still uncomfortable hot in your lap.

                                    • Reginald Johnson
                                      Reginald Johnson  2 months back

                                      Peter Breis I think it’s in Fahrenheit

                                  • Миша Кун
                                    Миша Кун  2 months back

                                    Could you check the battery life while using only coding on Python 3 or C++ and have few tabs in Chrome (or Safari if it's better)? Please

                                    • Миша Кун
                                      Миша Кун  1 months back

                                      @Zane Hutchison thanks for your reply. Do you have a 13 or 15 inch MacBook Pro? And if it's 13", you have 2 Thunderbolt or 4?

                                    • Zane Hutchison
                                      Zane Hutchison  1 months back

                                      Hey, I have the 2018 MacBook Pro with TouchBar (Quad-Core), and it lasts easy 8 hours. I haven't done a very scientific test, but just from daily use it lasts for more than long enough.

                                  • Samuel Bradley
                                    Samuel Bradley  2 months back

                                    Do you recommend upgrading from the 2.4 ghz i5 to the 2.8 ghz i7? I have done research, and found that the performance bump is pretty small, and it costs $300 to upgrade. Debating whether to get the i5, 16 gb RAM, 256 SSD or i7, 16 gb RAM, 256 SSD. It seems weird to spend so much money on an i5, but it is a very powerful i5. What do you think?

                                    • Adam C
                                      Adam C  2 months back

                                      @Samuel Bradley i did the exact same thing. now waiting on delivery... fingers crossed for an exception machine!

                                    • Samuel Bradley
                                      Samuel Bradley  2 months back

                                      Infinity Labs Sounds good...that’s what I was thinking...I’m going to go for the Core i5 @2.4 ghz with 16 gb RAM and 256 gb SSD, plus some free headphones because its for school :)

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      Nop, no way. CPU upgrades are the one thing I never purchase when picking options on a laptop unless you get more cores, but that only applies to the 15" with the 6 core and 8 core CPU options. The base clock is a lie because the base 1.4GHz CPU actually turbos to 2.6GHz consistently and it's not thermally restrained, it's power limited so the i7 is also limited to the ~28 watts it pulls under turbo boost. Might get like 5% better performance at best, not worth $2-300. My recommendation is 256GB SSD first, then 16GB RAM, then if you got extra cash you can put that towards an even larger SSD.

                                  • garrett starkey
                                    garrett starkey  2 months back

                                    I purchased the 16gb ram model with 256gb of storage and I absolutely love it. It is such a great and powerful machine and to anyone who is on the line about buying one...DON'T be. Go and pick one up today!

                                    • Vaibhav Thapliyal
                                      Vaibhav Thapliyal  2 days back

                                      @Account yours is a more future proof machine.

                                    • Account
                                      Account  2 days back

                                      Vaibhav Thapliyal nice! I buyed the 13" with 16GB RAM, 512GB SD and 1,4 ghz
                                      But I need to wait 10 more days.. 😅

                                    • Vaibhav Thapliyal
                                      Vaibhav Thapliyal  2 days back

                                      @Account yes I purchased the 8gb 4 thunderbolt model. It's excellent.

                                    • Account
                                      Account  2 days back

                                      Vaibhav Thapliyal I think 8gb would be more than enough, in your case.

                                    • Vaibhav Thapliyal
                                      Vaibhav Thapliyal  2 months back

                                      Hi Garrett, in India we don't have the 16 GB model for this. Should I go with 8gb? My Main use cases are development and probably Netflix and internet browsing.

                                  • dmpanis
                                    dmpanis  2 months back

                                    I got the 15'" 2.3 Ghz iCore 9 and it rocks! It is the best laptop I've ever had it is great working with it.

                                    • dmpanis
                                      dmpanis  1 months back

                                      @John Michael Yes base model with Radeon Pro 560X. Doing 90% of time development in WebStorm and basic Photoshop usage, about once a day some heavy xcode and android builds. I am not sure about thermal throttling and the issues around it, the machine just works like a charm.

                                    • John Michael
                                      John Michael  1 months back

                                      base model? what applications do u use

                                  • Snow Ellet
                                    Snow Ellet  2 months back

                                    what were the specs on this particular model?

                                    i’m asking because i’ve seen complaints about the SSD speeds on this Macbook Pro. this model seems like its SSD performed a fair bit better than other 2019 entry level MBP/MBA models, especially models with the 128 GB storage option.

                                    thanks!

                                    • Infinity Labs
                                      Infinity Labs   2 months back

                                      The config I reviewed was the 1.4GHz base CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I do know that a lot of NVME SSDs tend to drop performance by quite a bit on 128 and 256GB capacities so that could apply with these drives as well, can’t confirm myself

                                  • UltimatePenguin
                                    UltimatePenguin  2 months back

                                    Im getting a macbook pro 13 inch with 16 gb on new year im so exited!