15" rMBP 2014 or 2013? $375 diff

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  1. Holden42 macrumors newbie

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    Howdy friends and internet neighbors!

    Appreciate your words of wisdom...

    New 2014 15" rMBP 2.5 GH / 16 GB / 512GB for $2375

    or

    New 2013 15" rMBP 2.3 GH / 16 GB / 512GB for $2000?

    Both NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics (2GB)

    Are those good prices and if so, which is the better deal?

    I'm replacing a 2011 MBA 13"
     
  2. sebseb macrumors 6502

    sebseb

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    Many people ask this question, you can search on forum and I bet you can find 50000 topics about people saying if it's worth it! I don't think it's worth it since the only difference is cpu and only couple of Mhz! however if you will be doing intense cpu tasks with it, maybe it is worth it!
     
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    I just bought the 2013 today at Best Buy. I got it open box for $1880 and used the 10% movers coupon to drop the price to $1690. Save yourself the extra money and buy the 2013.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Go for the late-2013 model. It performs almost identically to the mid-2014 one.

    The mid-2014 2.5GHz is about 8.7% faster.

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/1313305?baseline=682554
     
  5. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

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    0.2 GHz is not worth $375. Go with the 2013.
     
  6. lionkin macrumors regular

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    This is no brainer,I rather save $375 and buy late 2013.
     
  7. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for the 2013 here. The difference is marginal.
     
  8. Zerka macrumors member

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    The extra processing power probably won't benefit you much. Most people don't come to a point where the extra boot of the 2014 model would come in handy. I'd get the 2013 model no doubt. Same laptop with a small, potentially insignificant, difference.
     
  9. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    late 2013, w/o a doubt!

    Grab a movers booklet from USPS [ B&M or online] and save another 10% which is about $200 :)
     
  10. JTravers macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely the late 2013.
    You can use the savings to buy AppleCare, if you so desire. (Buy it discounted from an online retailer.)
     

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