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Macbook Pro vs MSi GE72 2QE Apache Gaming Laptop

Macbook 2015 vs MSi GE72 2QE Apache  

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  1. 1. my mates wants to trade his MSi GE72 2QE Apache Gaming Laptop for my macbook pro 2015 is this fair for myself

    • YES GET the MSi GE72 2QE Apache Gaming Laptop
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    • NO KEEP THE MACBOOK
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Posted · Original PosterOP

my mates wants to trade his MSi GE72 2QE Apache Gaming Laptop for my macbook pro 2015 is this fair for myself

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Doesn't that thing top out at a 965M? Honestly he should just sell the MacBook and buy something with a GTX 1050 inside, much more powerful


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39 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Doesn't that thing top out at a 965M? Honestly he should just sell the MacBook and buy something with a GTX 1050 inside, much more powerful

well i am Australian my mac is only worth $700 AUD tops and any other rig is $1000 up and am in school and money isnt in the piture really just want to know if i am getting ripped off and my pc is a Asus Et2321 with a 740m so its more powerful in that picture really so i know how it will run as such

 

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Why does he want a 4 year old MacBook?  Or why does he not want you to have a 4 year old MacBook?  What are the relative sale prices?

 

both machines are outdated.  The MSI won’t game anymore and it’s something of a behemoth.  It’s got more power than the Mac, but that power isn’t very useful.  It will run Windows 10, but might not have Windows 10.  If it’s an 8.1 machine it’s life is short lived before it requires a new OS.

 

the Mac will run Catalina so it’s still technically current, but won’t be for much longer.  It needs to be sold pretty soon and be replaced by a newer device that can still run a current OS.  It’s a lot smaller and more handy.  It may or may not be possibly be succeptible to a brand new unpatch able Apple bootrom exploit making it possibly radioactive security wise.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Why does he want a 4 year old MacBook?  Or why does he not want you to have a 4 year old MacBook?  What are the relative sale prices?

 

both machines are outdated.  The MSI won’t game anymore and it’s something of a behemoth.  It’s got more power than the Mac, but that power isn’t very useful.  It will run Windows 10, but might not have Windows 10.  If it’s an 8.1 machine it’s life is short lived before it requires a new OS.

 

the Mac will run Catalina so it’s still technically current, but won’t be for much longer.  It needs to be sold pretty soon and be replaced by a newer device that can still run a current OS.  It’s a lot smaller and more handy.  It may or may not be possibly be succeptible to a brand new unpatch able Apple bootrom exploit making it possibly radioactive security wise.

Good point bombastinator i used it during high school and I now use my Asus et2321 which is less powerful all in one, what he is offereing is more powerful and im not into gaming and won't need to run the latest releases I play GTA and fortnite, and emulators. With that info is it really worth it because I haven't used it since the end of 2017

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2 minutes ago, Andrew323 said:

Good point bombastinator i used it during high school and I now use my Asus et2321 which is less powerful all in one, what he is offereing is more powerful and im not into gaming and won't need to run the latest releases I play GTA and fortnite, and emulators. With that info is it really worth it because I haven't used it since the end of 2017

The big one imho is that bootrom exploit.  IF it affects that MacBook the thing is liable to become worthless in very short order.  


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3 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

The big one imho is that bootrom exploit.  IF it affects that MacBook the thing is liable to become worthless in very short order.  

So better off accepting the offer? In that case 

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9 minutes ago, Andrew323 said:

So better off accepting the offer? In that case 

IF.  Also it’s a limited exploit in that physical possession is required I think.  It wasn’t super clear to me.  There’s an article on it on this site.  Tech news section iirc. The writer didn’t name which Mac devices, just bootrom chip numbers.  Kind of annoying.

 

In any event the thing needs to be sold somehow.  It’s days are numbered.  The other one will game less badly and it will likely need a $100+ OS upgrade.  It won’t run anything current well and it chances of running future stuff is even more bleak.  Plus it’s a giant.  Also it’s battery may need replacing.  Probably true of both machines.


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Fair enough and I'm not worried about future titles I enjoy emulation how would things like citra and dolphin run on a 965m compared to my current 740m its only 1gb more on the gpu and with the cpu  the msi has a much better cpu then my i7 4500u

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Heh.  I personally am not familiar with any of those four things so I got squat :/  

 

the internet may have info.  Also other people here.
 

as to the CPU it came with i5s and i7s. i5s get only 4 threads


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4 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Heh.  I personally am not familiar with any of those four things so I got squat :/  

 

the internet may have info.  Also other people here.

My current rig runs at 1gb gpu and a 2.8 cpu

The msi has a 2gb gpu and 3.6 cpu 

Will that be a noticeable and worth the upgrade for what i want to do 

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