2.5GHz vs 2.6GHz 13" rMBP question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kdoug, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    I'm trying to decide between these two. I know there's not much speed difference between them but are the internals the same? The 2012v is $1519 and the 2013v is $1699. To me, the 2012 seems to be the better buy unless I'm missing something. Can anybody chime in on any other differences?
  2. Kushp14 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Apple fixed a lot of issues in the 2.5 first model.
  3. SoIsays macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2011
    It's insignificant changes so far. Nothing that is wow. I went ahead and got the i5/8/256 from Amazon for $1519.
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    Excellent choice. You'll be very happy with it :)
  5. Applefanboy8153 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    Actually not, I got a 2013 model and my sister has a 2012 model, and yet my mac has more problems than hers.


    No difference except a 256GB SSD (Better get it) and a 100MHz faster processor (Not worth it)
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you're buying the base model, there isn't really any difference… Might as well save.

    If you're buying upgrades, you'll noticed that with the base model (2.5) storage upgrade will make the price of that model the same as the high model (2.6).

    2.5 with 256GB = $1699; 2.6 with 256GB = $1699
    2.5 with 512GB = $1999; 2.6 with 512GB = $1999

    So if you're getting the base configuration, get the 2.5; if you're thinking you need to more than 128GB of space, get the 2.6GHz model.
  7. Kushp14 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    I can't stand the creaking I find in MacBooks.
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Source? The tech manual that was posted a while ago just showed that the logic board and SSD part numbers were different for the 2013 model as I recall, with the other parts all listed as being the same between 2012 and 2013.


    I think he's comparing a 2013 model 2.5Ghz with 256gb to a 2013 model 2.6Ghz with 256gb.

    If the 2.5Ghz model does have the 256GB SSD for that price then I would probably go with that one if it's new in box.
  9. Sean76 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2013
    I went for the 2012 a few weeks ago...the changes just weren't enough to make me spend an extra $300.

    Very happy so far

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