2.3/2.6Ghz 15" base model Macbook Pro w/o 750m?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by psychedelia, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. psychedelia macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2009
    Does it exist? Has anyone actually gotten the upgraded base model with 2.3 or 2.6Ghz CPU that doesn't include the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M?

    Just curious.
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    As far as I know 15" is always dedicated graphics.

    I had the opposite problem.

    I wanted a 13" WITH dedicated graphics when I bought mine :p
  3. Quattro7 macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2013
    I orderd the 2.3 without the 750m. In the Apple store you can chose the base model without the 750m and upgrade your processor.
  4. psychedelia, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013

    psychedelia thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2009
    Well, I hear people ordering them, and being able to upgrade in-store, but I have yet to see anyone here who actually has one! :)
  5. aixki macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2013
    Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
    I ordered a 2.3 ghz upgraded base model, with also 512 SSD and 16 GB RAM. It should be delivered on Tuesday. I'll keep you in touch if it's actually iris pro only ;)
  6. Shox macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2013
    It will only be Iris Pro. When you upgrade the baseline model to the same specs as the 750m model, its still a small bit cheaper. ~60 euro from what I can remember. If you can, I would suggest getting the 750m model for the little price increase, definitely worth it.
  7. aixki macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2013
    Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
    Actually, base model upgraded to i7 2.3, SSD 512 and 16 GB RAM is exactly the same price as high-end model.

    But, I don't need 3D power, and I *never* play games. So, I prefer to keep my battery and avoid heat issues ;)
  8. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    2.6/16/512 without gt750m coming on monday (it's my girlfriends and it's an exchange for her broken 2011, so it's perfect!)
  9. pixpixpix macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    yes, I ordered the 15" 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB SSD base model.

    Will be getting it today.
  10. aixki macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2013
    Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
    Plase give us a feedback about whether iris pro is enough to drive retina and if possible external monitor ;)
  11. pixpixpix macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    15" 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB SSD base model benchmarks

    Just got my machine. Nothing loaded on it yet. Here's some initial tests:

    Geekbench 3: 32 bit Single Core 3388/3380 Multi-core 12,970/12,926

    Blackmagic Diskspeedtest: Write 1006.6MB/s Read 899.3MB/s

    Cinebench R15: OpenGL 29.84fps CPU 636cb

    Attached Files:

  12. redkamel macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2006
    get the gfx card. If you are upgrading it is practically free. Graphics performance is half the reason to get a 15 inch (the other being a larger screen)

    It will help resale and performance.
    It will help if you use external monitors, games, software in the future
    Your heat and battery life will be the same if not better than the previous model (which is low)
    If you get Iris Pro, you will STILL get fans and hot laptops. My MBA ran hot as heck with full fans when working in Aperture.

    The only reason not to get it is if want the most battery life you could probably get, or need to save 100 dollars, in which case, you might as well get the 13 inch; you'll have the same options for SSD/RAM, save more money, and have better battery life. Or even the MBA.
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    This explains why Apple dropped the price on the 15" base model. They dropped the dedicated GPU.
  14. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I think Apple dropped the prices on all rMBPs because SSDs and Retina display prices have dropped.
  15. -Ray- macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2011
    Doesn't the dedicated card not receive power unless its needed? Wasn't this the point of having a dedicated card. Its not used unless needed.
  16. stonesrubber macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    There has surely got to be someway of making sure that the base model comes with a GT 750 or getting the Higher model by tweaking the base specs
  17. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I think you just broke the write speed barrier, prior tests were around 900MB/s... 1000+ is amazing!
  18. clipsedsm95 macrumors member

    May 17, 2012
    New York
    I have the top of the line model with GT750M and i am only getting 750 read and write! Is there something wrong with my machine
  19. pixpixpix macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2005
    I think it is the 1TB SSD that makes the difference. This was straight out of the box before I restored from Time Machine

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