Advice Needed: 2014 vs 2015 refurb RMBP 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Larrabee213, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Larrabee213 macrumors regular

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    I am looking to pick up a 15" rMBP and I am debating between the 2014 version with the 750m and the mid 2015 with the AMD GPU. I would go with 16GB ram and 512GB SSD either way. At first I was considering waiting for the 2016 revision, but with the minimal CPU performance upgrades from intel and the speculation it will have AMD graphics, I am considering getting one now and waiting on the sidelines until they go back to NVIDIA or Adobe really starts supporting AMD GPU acceleration.

    Both are about within $50 on the Apple Refurb site now. The big thing that is holding me up is that I mostly use Adobe Premiere/After Effects. From time to time I use FCX as well.

    Obviously the 2015 version has a faster SSD, CPU, and force touch (which I like on my 13"). Also has 1 hour extra battery. But again, I am worried it will suffer in Adobe Premiere.

    What do you guys thing if the price was equal?
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    I would wait until they account the new ones and get the 2015 model that will be on sale soon after :)
     
  3. emilioestevez Suspended

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    The 2014 model is the superior one. Proper track pad and a GPU that doesn't throttle down in a manner of minutes.

    Bonus: Yosemite > El Crapitan
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    How is that a bonus? From what i have read El capitan is better then Yosemite from here and otherwise... El capitan is the first OS X version i have used and I love it so I can't comment on which is better though.


    Proper trackpad? I have tried the traditional ones on the Air and I love the force touch one on the Pro 13 and 15 inch ones....
     
  5. Larrabee213 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So even money, it looks like the GPU is the big deciding factor? SSD Speed not a huge issue as well as the 1 hour of battery life most likely won't be noticeable?
     

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