2014 13" rMBP vs. 2015 13"rMBP

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  1. ctsoundguy macrumors newbie

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    New 2015 rMBP 13" 8/128 base for $1,199 with edu discount. 2014 rMBP 13" 8/256 for $1,150. Seems to me like larger SSD is better than the small bump in speed. Battery life seems similar. This is for a student starting college in the fall, with no serious processor intensive work anticipated, but I'd like her to have the retina screen.
    Am I wrong not buying a new Pro ? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. darknite38 macrumors regular

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  3. Miguel Cunha macrumors 6502

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    The 2014 model, definitely.
    CPU's improvement is almost unnoticeable and since you can't upgrade te SSD, it's a better deal.
    In time, you'll appreciate the extra disk space, which in my opinion is never too much.
     
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  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Larger SSDs tend to have higher read/write speeds as well.
     
  6. Orr macrumors 6502

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  7. Cheese&Apple macrumors 68000

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    I had to make the same decision recently...based on similar pricing without any discount and went with the 2014. I have no regrets at all.

    A sales rep suggested the 2015 because external storage is cheap and fast but it's not as fast as the internal ssd and, for me, carrying extra drives and cables defeats the purpose of mobile computing.
     
  8. ctsoundguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to everyone for helping me make the correct decision.
     

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