2015 rmbp 13" or refurbished rmbp 15" DG late 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leofireng86, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. leofireng86 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    I am currently looking for a rmbp to replace my 2011 mba. I am going to use it for development work in xcode and visual studio (parallels). I am also planning to do video game capturing and do some simple video editing on it. Therefore I am thinking of which system to get?

    I am struggling between force touch plus faster ssd (maybe not noticeable), and Quad Core (assign 2 dedicated cores for parallels).

    I am looking at either 2015 rmbp 13" 512GB with 16GB ram, or refurbished late 2013 rmbp 15" 2.3Ghz with 16GB ram (no mid 2014 edition in the store). The refurbished machine is $100 more expensive.

    Any advise would be very much appreciated. Thanks :)
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Needless to say, the refurb late-2013 2.3/16/512/750M would be a far more powerful machine. Especially if you're going to game and do a video capture at the same time.

    The Iris in the 13" isn't made for gaming.

    But if you can wait, I'd suggest waiting for the Broadwell-H/Skylake-H 15" rMBP, which should bring a massive improvement in GPU power.
  3. leofireng86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015

    oh, hmm..the reason why I am not waiting is the price. I figured that these 2 machines are pretty close in terms of price.

    I am not using the macbook to game. I have a capture card which will be connected to the macbook and recording footage from my PC/console. :)

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