best Macbook Pro Retina to buy right now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dan623, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Dan623 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    Basically, I am about to sell my MBP 2010 13" and put all funds into the purchase of a new MBPr 15" (512 SSD). I have done a fair bit of research on which one to go for for at this current time but still would like some further advice on ways of saving my hard earned £££. I am a music student at uni so having a Mac for uni is vital but I tend to like a bit of gaming occasionally and know the 15" Macbook Pro Ret. can handle it. What do you think the best Macbook Pro Retina would be to go for which won't break the bank as far as the brand new 2015 models but doesn't compromise too much on what the latest offers?

    Thanks for reading and any help you can give!
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    There's only one stock model with the 512GB SSD. Buy that, it's the best value for money.
     
  3. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what year/model is that?
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Assuming you can't stretch to a new one, the higher end model from early-2013 always came with the 512GB SSD. Early 2013 are Sandy Bridge/650M, Late 2013/Mid-2014 are Haswell/750M. Take your pick.
     
  5. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that the only difference between Early 2013 and late 2013/mid 14? sorry to ask just finding it hard comparing the specs online
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    The mid 2014 is a speed bump on the CPU of 200MHz (you'd hardly notice), otherwise it's identical to the Late 2013. Only difference on the current 2015 is AMD graphics instead of nVidia and a faster SSD. The core components are the same as the late-2013 launched nearly two years ago.
     
  7. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow interesting, how big of an improvement is AMD over nvidia graphics?
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Depends on your usage and/or chosen benchmark! There's a massive thread/argument in this forum about it back when it launched.

    The 15" rMBP isn't designed as a Windows gaming laptop.
     
  9. Robsan3 macrumors member

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    I just got the 15" 16/512 it flys, i have had a 15" 2013 base, a 12" rMB and my wife has a 2013 13" MBPr. This one is in a league of its own. Just get it.
     
  10. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know it's not a gaming laptop aha, i need a Mac for work as i stated, just curious.
    What year did you go for? late 2013? Think I may have to try get that one, seems like you can save a lot of money by just going for the late 2013 over the 2014 model.
     
  11. Robsan3 macrumors member

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    No i got the current 2105 model.
     
  12. Dan623 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah don't think you followed, can't afford the brand spanking new model! aha, looks like im going after the rMBP late 2013.
     

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