13" MBP HD5100 vs 15" MBP HD5200

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Serban, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    so i want today or tomorrow to buy the new haswell MBP, but i want if anyone has some specific links to the differences between the iGPU?

    so the differences between the 13" and 15" are the cpu i5 dual vs i7 quad and the iGPU.

    13" i will take it with 8 GB ram and 256SSD so kind of close.

    so please let me know if there are diff between iGPU ! for light work, light gaming, light browsing the web, movies, battery etc
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The iGPU should be fine for all your listed usages, other then gaming. I'm not saying it will do poorly but rather I don't play games so I can't advise you one way or another.

    Personally, I'd make the decision more along the lines, do you want a 15" laptop or a 13" laptop.

    I moved from a 13" to a 15" because it was too small for my needs. That is I wanted more screen real estate for my apps, i.e., photoshop and Aperture.
  3. Serban thread starter Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    yes..the reason that i switch between the imac 21.5" to the new 27" was the wifi ac screen space and cpu+dgpu..so i guess the base 15" is more than enough for me
  4. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    Yeah, the base rMBP will do fine, even for gaming, as long as you don't turn all the settings to the max.
  5. Serban thread starter Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    i wonder if the heat as well will be better in the 15"
  6. iThink Apple macrumors 6502a

    iThink Apple

    Aug 27, 2011
    Really depends what you want to do with your Mac :)
  7. Serban thread starter Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    everything on the go, or when im not at home because my main mac is the iMac :D

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