Macbook Pro for app dev

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  1. Greel

    Greel Notebook Evangelist

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    i have a 8750h laptop (with a gtx 1070) that stays at home, i would like to get into ios development and to have something more portable. i am deciding between the 2018 13" 2018 and 15" mbp. as its mainly for ios dev im not sure that i need the max spec cpu.

    13": i5-8259U/i7-8559U
    15: i7-8850h


    first off my budget limits me on the 15" to the 8850h/16gb/512gb Radeon Pro 560X
    on the 13" i was looking at the 8259u/16gb/512gb + an external vega 56 for at home if i need to render/compile.

    @hmscott any input?
     
  2. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Developing for iOS doesn't require a ton of horsepower. The best bang for your buck especially if you want a discrete GPU would be a refurbished 2016-2017 MacBook Pro 15. These run hundreds of dollars less than new and come with the same warranty with the ability to add AppleCare.
     
  3. Greel

    Greel Notebook Evangelist

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    any other places besides apple have good refurbs? the deals im getting on the 2018 beats their refurbs unless i go down to a dual core i7 to save a couple hundred dollars
     
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