B&H has two options I’m looking at. Both offer 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM.
There’s a price difference of about 150 dollars between the 6-core and the 8-core.
Here’s wondering which one I should go with? Obviously, this can be difficult for someone else to answer… I guess one way to ask the question is, what should I be looking at (which iStat menus…?) in my current system to make the decision?
I’m already set on getting 1TB of storage space. Pretty much every machine I’ve had before have had a 512GB SSD which has almost been enough, my current machine has 256GB and I’m constantly struggling and wasting time trying to optimize storage space.
My biggest resource hogs as far as apps and files are:
- Marketing spreadsheets in Numbers and Google Sheets.
- Logic Pro X.
- Affinity Apps.
- Finder, Spotlight, Launchbar.
- Safari, despite not having many MacBook tabs open (Reading List, Bookmarks, iCloud tabs an issue?).
Basically, is 8 cores at 2.3GHz is worth 150 USD more than 6 cores at 2.6GHz? Or put differently, what kind of user would benefit from this upgrade at this price?