$70 Savings Worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OleMagnolia, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. OleMagnolia macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2014
    Looking to upgrade my older Macbook with a newer Macbook Pro Retina model. I was trying to figure out the difference between these two models

    Z0RC-2.8-16-512-RTN http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~13240588~pdp.iifdcbf

    Z0RD-2.8-16-512-RTN http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~13240595~pdp.iifdccc

    As far as I can tell the only difference is the installed operating system. Is it worth the savings to get the Mavericks version and then upgrade to Yosemite if I choose to? Thanks for any info or help.
  2. steveh552 macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2014
    Looks to me the video card is the difference in price, intel vs. nvidia
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    IMO the slightly-higher priced Mac is the better deal.

    The "difference" is the higher-priced Mac has the stock Intel Iris Pro (found in both Macs) and adds a discrete NVIDIA card, used to drive additional monitors. The "Z0RC" Mac has been upgraded from the stock 256GB RAM to match the "Z0RD" Mac's stock 512GB RAM. IMO paying $70 more for the discrete video card is a no-brainer...
  4. OleMagnolia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2014
    Thanks for your help. I was not realizing the lack of a dedicated video card on the cheaper model. Thanks for pointing that out. I will go with that one instead. On the plus side the Z0RD model has further dropped in price.

    So I got that going for me... which is nice.

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