New Macbook Pros with Touchbar worth the 2.9gz upgrade?

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Is this worth it?  I have a 2.9 on pre order right now will gelt it mid december, but could get the 2.7 right now in the store.

Is the speed noticibly different?  I also have the 4gb graphics card instead of the 2 on preorder.

Thanks.

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  • Reply 1 of 8
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,731member
    It probably won't be noticeable. Measurable, yes. But noticeable, no. 

    The graphics RAM will make more of a difference if you need it. 
    edited November 2016 balistikbill
  • Reply 2 of 8
    balistikbillbalistikbill Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Ya, I don't do any gaming or anything like that.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    balistikbillbalistikbill Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Do you think it's worth the wait though?  I know it's only like three weeks more waiting, but I hate using the HP i'm on right now.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,731member
    I dunno. I'm still waiting for my base 15" with terabyte upgrade. I don't need or want the graphics upgrade.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    balistikbillbalistikbill Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Ya, I dunno why they make us wait.

  • Reply 6 of 8
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,731member
    Because they actually need to build machines before they can sell them...
  • Reply 7 of 8
    balistikbillbalistikbill Posts: 5unconfirmed, member
    Ya, the ones without the upgrades are easier to build? LOL
  • Reply 8 of 8
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,731member
    Ya, the ones without the upgrades are easier to build? LOL
    Hi, you must be new to Apple products. Here's how it works: 

    The factory has, say, ten production lines. 

    NINE of those production lines are geared towards fastest-possible assembly of standard models, as those are going to outsell all others by a wide margin (and Apple has already configured them to likely sweet spots, based on past sales data that only they have), and are also the models that every dealer worldwide is going to stock. 

    ONE of those production lines does the CTO models, where each machine is configured to different specs and requires different parts. Probably, now that the configuration options are so limited, those are probably collected and just done on alternate days or alternate shifts for maximum efficiency. 

    I'm not making this up; it's how production has been set up for the last fifteen years, at least. 
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