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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 22, 2009
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.

Miguel Cunha

macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2012
Braga, Portugal
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.


macrumors 68010
Jun 5, 2012
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.
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