13" v 15" 2015 Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattXDA, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. MattXDA macrumors 6502

    MattXDA

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    I currently have the Late-2013 15" Pro, with 2.0 GHz processor, Iris Pro, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

    I'm looking to upgrade and know that I will be needing a larger hard drive, so my options appear to be either to purchase the top end 13" Pro with the 512GB SSD (£1203.60), or to spend an extra £486 and buy the top end 15" Pro for £1,699.20.

    My first doubt is whether the 13" would actually be a downgrade, as I mainly use my laptop for photo editing (hence the need for a larger hard drive) and it could be potentially slower in Lightroom than my current Mac.
    However, I'm also wondering if it's really worth spending the extra £486 for the 15", as I'm not sure if it's much faster in real world use than my current Mac. Would I be better off just buying a portable hard drive, or are they pretty slow?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    IMHO you'd be better off waiting for the rMBP refresh, which should be October or earlier. It's possible they'll update base storage or maybe even lower prices. If you can afford to wait, I definitely would.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Or get a new SSD

    you'll have to get from america for a good price but for abot £260 you can put a 512GB drive in your current excellent computer.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Drives-Storage-Blank-Media-/165/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=2013+macbook+pro+SSD
     
  4. keysofanxiety, Jun 3, 2015
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    keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    EDIT: Please disregard below advice unless you're on a non-Retina model :oops:

    For about £140 there are plenty cheaper SSDs available in the UK:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-BX1...UTF8&qid=1433342872&sr=8-2&keywords=500gb+ssd

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-2-5...UTF8&qid=1433342872&sr=8-1&keywords=500gb+ssd
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Completely my bad, just skimming over threads at work and throwing out terrible advice left, right, and centre. Goodness knows how I misread 2013 as 2012. Thank you for patiently correcting me. :oops: :oops: :oops:
     

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