2014 vs 2015 MBP


macrumors member
Original poster
May 21, 2010
I have posted in this forum the last couple of days regarding questions pertaining to a computer I have been considering. So, I have been looking around the marketplace. The price of $375 for a 2014 i5 13” 16GB 512GB is really good, but I have also seen some 2015 i5 13” MBP for about $100-$150 more especially if I am okay with 8GB Ram. Biggest difference that I can tell between those model years is the force touch trackpad, faster storage, twice as fast on write, and upgraded integrated video in 2015. As I am not a gamer, will not be editing video 16 GB of RAM is probably unnecessary! Would it make more sense to spend the extra $100-$150, give up the extra RAM but get the updated trackpad, faster storage and improved graphics in the 2015? I will primarily use it for
document/spreadsheet management and web surfing. Buying the 2015 also increases time to obsolescence by a bit. If anyone is familiar with both of these models, any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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macrumors 6502
Apr 16, 2013
I have an early 2015 MBP and the 8GB RAM seems just fine for me. Sounds like it would be fine for you too.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 3, 2008
Southwest Florida, USA
Personally I would go for the 2015 as the Force Touch trackpad is quite nice, and for your use case would probably benefit from the faster read/write of the Flash storage then the increased RAM (a couple years ago I upgraded from the 2014 15" base model to the 2015 15" top model)