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    Which one of these Macs is faster? which one should I buy?


    Just wondering which of the two machines below to buy?

    Want something very fast and capable of handling multiple apps open (safari, Spotify, excel, word, pages) hence 16gb.
    Possible video editing also.

    The second one has a Geekbench 4 Score of 21119 but I dont have a Geekbench score for the first one


    15.4-INCH MACBOOK PRO 2.2GHZ 6-CORE INTEL CORE I7 WITH RETINA DISPLAY
    July 2018
    Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
    15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880x1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch
    16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
    256GB SSD 1
    720p FaceTime HD Camera
    Radeon Pro Graphics 555X

    or

    MACBOOK PRO 15-INCH CORE I7 2.2GHZ PRO (8750H) 555X 4GB (with Turbo Boost to 4.1GHz, "Coffee Lake")

    (MID 2018)
    Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
    15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina Display with IPS Technology (2880 by 1800) and Wide Colour Gamut (P3)
    16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
    256GB SSD 1
    Intel UHD 630 Graphics with up to 1.5GB shared memory and AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB GDDR5 dedicated memory
    Wi-Fi (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0
    Four Thunderbolt 3 ports with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2

    they are similar price and one is from a reputable licensed re-seller ive bought from before and the other is through Apple

    Thanks for your help
    D
    Last edited by macforumbigdad; 04-15-2019 at 02:13 PM.

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    Which one of these Macs is faster? which one should I buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macforumbigdad View Post
    The second one has a Geekbench 4 Score of 21119 but I dont have a Geekbench score for the first one
    In terms of CPU they're the same...thus the Geekbench scores would be essentially the same.

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    Looks to me like these are the same MacBook pros.
    There is only one 2018 MBpro with a 2.2 GHz i7 processor.

    The confusion might be because there are two different graphic processors specified, but:
    This model has dual graphics processors -- a AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 SDRAM and an Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics processor that shares system memory. The system automatically switches between graphics systems based on use (when applications use OpenGL, Core Graphics or other graphically demanding technologies, the system will use the dedicated AMD graphics, otherwise it will use the integrated Intel graphics to conserve battery life).
    So the Macs are the same - is the one from the reseller new or used?
    Are you interested in getting AppleCare or AppleCare+ ?
    Who do you rather deal with?

    That would determine who you buy from.

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    Which one of these Macs is faster? which one should I buy?
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    If either one of these is a genuine Apple Refurbished, buy from Apple. Twelve months warranty plus able to purchase AppleCare to extend this to three years.
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    Which one of these Macs is faster? which one should I buy?
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    Looks like identical specs - go with the one from Apple. One word - applecare - and get applecare +.


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