Are new 13 inch MBPs faster than my old 15inch?

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  1. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Zdigital2015 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is slower by about half in common benchmarks like Geekbench. No, it is not going to get updated to 4 cores anytime soon.
     
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    Shame, really disappointing that the 13 inch new models are slower. Do I have to get a touch bar model to get a faster laptop than my 2.2gHz i7 2014?

    Something like this, a refurb from 2018?
    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/produ...5be224748cd276b79f75b4b6d9ae894d5d1e1b836326b

    This this is the benchmarks for it I think, looks to be really quick:
    https://browser.geekbench.com/macs/432

    Compared to this, which I think is mine:
    https://browser.geekbench.com/macs/383
     
  4. W1cH099 macrumors member

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    Yep if you want cpu performance on a 13 inch u must get a Touch Bar model but honestly with all the problems that those mochines are giving lately I would not bother just get a windows machine ‍♂️ I would but I already have a Touch Bar model and it’s a pain to sell it where I live it’s to expensive despite being a 2016 ‍♂️
     
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    Are the issues to do with the keyboards or something else? Been a long time since I paid attention to MacBook news.. hence all the clueless questions!
     
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    Considering all the problems that people are having with the 2016-present design MBPro's, and considering that the one you have may still be working well enough, I'd keep the 2014 for another year or two...
     
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    The issues are a fragile keyboard, the display cable fails after a year or so of use if u open the lid more than 90 degree angle. To be honest mune haven’t had any issues but I use a keyboard cover to be safe and about the display no problems so far but I’m afraid of open it too much ‍♂️‍♂️
     
  8. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same model 2014 that you do. I also have a 2015 2.5 Ghz 15 and a 2015 3.1 Ghz 13. I use the 2014 for personal stuff, the 2015 15 for work and the 2015 13 i work issued and it's mostly left in a cabinet. If you want to improve performance from your 2014, you could go with a 2.8 Ghz 2015 with Discrete graphics. You could also look at a 2015 13 with 3.1 Ghz but your 2014 will be more powerful.

    Do you want a 13 for better mobility or do you want more compute power in a smaller package? Are there applications that your 2014 doesn't handle well?

    One other aspect about the new models is the ports. You'll have to get adapters and dongles to connect to other devices. I imagine that I may have to do this in the future but the supply of older hardware means that I can put it off. The 2014/2015 generation machines are still great.
     

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