2015 Macbook Pro 4K editing

ToonTonic

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Jul 22, 2017
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Hi all,

New to both this forum & Apple products in general.

I have just started photo & video editing but now require a laptop of sorts that can handle 4K video.

I cant afford the very latest Macbook Pro so have looked at Windows based alternatives.

Whilst doing this search I have been offered a 2015 MBP with the following build:

15" Retina display
8GB Ram
1GB Nvidia GT650M
Ivy Bridge i7 2.7ghz
500GB SSD

I have several external HDD's & a rather large NAS at home so storsge isnt too big of an issue. I just ponder if this MBP can handle 4K video editing sufficiently.

Price i was quoted is £800 and its in really great condition, boxed up etc.

Thank you for any advice given.
 
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ixxx69

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Jul 31, 2009
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Hi all,

New to both this forum & Apple products in general.

I have just started photo & video editing but now require a laptop of sorts that can handle 4K video.

I cant afford the very latest Macbook Pro so have looked at Windows based alternatives.

Whilst doing this search I have been offered a 2015 MBP with the following build:

15" Retina display
8GB Ram
1GB Nvidia GTX650M
Ivy Bridge i7 2.7ghz
500GB SSD

I have several external HDD's & a rather large NAS at home so storsge isnt too big of an issue. I just ponder if this MBP can handle 4K video editing sufficiently.

Price i was quoted is £800 and its in really great condition, boxed up etc.

Thank you for any advice given.
The 2015 15" MBP doesn't have a GTX650M. If that's correct about the GPU, then it's either a mid 2012 or early 2013.

If you're at all "serious" about 4K video editing, the GTX650M and 8GB RAM really isn't up to the task.
 
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ToonTonic

macrumors newbie
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Jul 22, 2017
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The 2015 15" MBP doesn't have a GTX650M. If that's correct about the GPU, then it's either a mid 2012 or early 2013.

If you're at all "serious" about 4K video editing, the GTX650M and 8GB RAM really isn't up to the task.
Sorry i meant GT650M
 
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campyguy

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Mar 21, 2014
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I'm going to chime in agreeing with ixxx69 that you're a bit off. I've several older rMBPs in my company, and have recently offloaded all of my 2012 rMBPs. The 2012 version was the last with the nVidia GT650M dGPU, the late-2013 rMBP moved to the GT750M - it's my current rMBP so I'm pretty positive of this bit.

The change between the 2012 and late-2013 rMBPs is pretty significant in that the latter was the first unit with PCIe SSDs, so much faster (about 3x) than the SATA3 SSDs in the 2012 rMBPs. The late-2013 units are just so much faster than the 2012 units - there's no way I would pay 800 quid for that Mac as the last one I sold about 4 months ago was for $800 (about 600 quid) and that unit was perfect, with a Samsung screen (not the LG display panels prone to ghosting).

As to the 650M and 4k editing, don't waste your time. That dGPU is losing support as time goes on, and the 750M is not far behind - the 750M is the minimum dGPU I'd recommend for high-res anything.

As to the 2015 rMBP with a GT650M dGPU, it doesn't exist. Newer MacBook Pros all use AMD dGPUs - the late-2013 rMBP was the last with an nVidia dGPU. I suspect a thief or an idiot on the seller's end. Cheers.
 
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ToonTonic

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 22, 2017
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Big thanks to everyone who has replied, yall know your stuff.

Ive contacted my friend again & he has corrected himself & sent me a copy of his original invoice.

It was originally ordered on 19th April 2013.

I will not be purchasing it.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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For 4k, you'd probably want a mid-high level iMac with LOTS of RAM...
 
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