15 ' rMBP (mid 2014) vs. 15' rMBP (may 2015)

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  1. jmikhail490 macrumors regular

    jmikhail490

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    Hey guys I need help!!

    Which one is better, faster, longer battery life? price difference doesn't really matter to me

    Which one do you recommend!

    Apple 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2014) 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB: $1,749 shipped (Orig. $2,499)


    OR


    Newest 2015 rMBP 15 inch
    2.2GHz Processor
    256 GB Storage

    • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz memory
    • 256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    • Intel Iris Pro Graphics

    Your help is greatly appreciated!!

    I need to decide by tonight since the deal on the 2014 is until midnight tonight. Thanks again.
     
  2. nStyle macrumors 6502a

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    For price/performance, the mid 2014 is the better deal. Obviously if price is not an issue then the latest machines are technically faster (but NOT worth the >$500 difference).

    The consensus here is that Apple is on the verge of redesigning the rMBP line (obvious improvements will be Skylake, TB3, USB-C, etc...) so there's no point in going for the most expensive option here.
     
  3. jmikhail490 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes but I really do NEED a machine like a week ago so I can't really wait for the new chips and usbc and whatever else. Also if it's just that that's upgraded I won't be super upset lol. I'll be happy if my machine can handle my work and I do a lot of work on them. So I'm thinking to grab one of these two. Storage doesn't mean much to me I don't ever use more than 100gb even. So 256 is more than enough I think. I don't really know what to do.
     
  4. mjfutures macrumors member

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    That Mid-2014 looks nice and has dedicated GPU and a big SSD which might not be important to you but at some point if you ever resell the 512GB would be a huge selling point!
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Well you don't have any specifics as to what your work is, but there are not much differences between the two models. The 2015 supposedly has slightly faster PCIe SSD, but I think the consensus is you would not notice the difference unless you were doing a lot of disk intensive access activities. The 2015 has the Force Touch trackpad, which I really like.

    If none of those are that important to you then get the 2014 and save a bunch of money. Either selection I don't think you can go wrong.

    BTW here is a MacRumors link to a thread about B&H with a similar deal on the 2014:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...dgpu-1750-at-b-h-photo.1910542/#post-21747139
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Coming from the price change in the other direction.

    I bought the base 2015 rMBP 15 inch for $1600, and for the extra $150 I likely would have bought this 2014 rMBP.

    Solely to get the dGPU and the extra space on the SSD.

    Are those worth the extra $150 to me yes. Would I pay someone $250 to take them away, Nope.

    Going in your direction is the force touch trackpad & $250 from your pocket worth the extra cost to delete the Nvidia GPU and 256GB of drive space ...
     
  7. jmikhail490 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How could you possibly get the base 2015 15' for 1600$ it's retail is 2000$

    And how much is the 2014 model without that discount. How much can you usually get that machine for on any other day without that discount? It's a 2014 model can it really still be that much more to get than 1750$ now?
     
  8. Sun Baked, Aug 26, 2015
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    Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Best Buy open box machine... was 10 days old.

    So open box discount, plus $100 off, plus 10% off mover's coupon knocked $400 off purchase price.

    Really smoking deal on a base 2015 rMBP 15 inch, or pay a lot more to get the high end one. I chose the base.
     
  9. jmikhail490 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn thats crazy, I might have to look into that movers coupon. Are they still available to get? The way everyone been getting them?
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I got the MacBook in the middle of July, using the new online coupon.

    But some people are saying that Best Buy is pushing back against the new mover's coupons, since eBay has a decent sized market in selling the discount codes. That they may make you jump through a couple extra hoops to use them now, but alas, even if they make you fill out an actual mover's form -- that is only $1.

    I need to do one every year or two, since a couple places refuse to update my address, so i need a mover's kit anyhow.

    Without the coupon the open box 2015 rMBP 15" was $1785 and the mover's coupon knocked it down to $1607.

    Plus I received another $30 in Best Buy cash a month later, and they gave me a Thule laptop sleeve last time I went in.
     
  11. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  12. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    I vote for the 2014.

    With regard to the BB mover's coupons, I saw it mentioned elsewhere that you are now limited to one per year (based on phone number, which is required when you enter the "activation" code on the card.) Bummer as I always liked to have a few on-hand.
     
  13. Skika macrumors 68030

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    Another vote for the 2014, twice the storage, dGPU and faster CPU.
     
  14. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Got the mid 2014 after the 2015 came out. Got it for $1800 brand new, not sure if they have that deal going, but this is an awesome deal and the machine is a beast.

    The CPUs on both are exactly the same, only difference is ForceTouch, the SSD speed (2x faster) and dGPU.

    Honestly get the mid 2014, Apple is bound to update their laptops soon.
     

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