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Question: macbook pro 2017 models wi-fi chipset difference

is there a difference between macbook pro 2017 with and without touch bar? the rumor is that a model without touch bar supports only 867 mbit/s while touch bar macbooks supports the full 1.3 gbit/s, is that true? no specs on the apple website sadly :-(

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Nov 22, 2017 10:09 AM in response to kirill289 In response to kirill289

which model, 13-in or 15-in?


Main speed differences may be due more to 'number of antennas' that to chipset. The 13-in models may have fewer antennas. All of this is completely dependent on your field conditions and channel usage, including distance to Router, competition from neighboring Routers, channel selection, and interference.


For example, the baseband speed in the 2.4GHz band is about 54Mbits/sec. To get faster speeds there, the data are sent as the difference between signals on multiple antennas. [This is thinkable for the difference between two antennas, but gets really messy when trying to think about three antennas.]


5Ghz is a comparable situation but has faster baseband speeds are possible.

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