Confused with the 13" MacBook Pro Retina models

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tonzay, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Tonzay macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2013
    Okay so I'm about to buy a MacBook Pro Retina soon, and when I had a closer look at the 13" model, I have noticed that there is a 2.5 i5 with 128gb, and a 2.6 i5 with 256gb... What is the difference with the processors? Have Apple just clocked it up by 0.1 Ghz? Or are they different CPUs?
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    The ones with the 2.5 GHz processor were originally released in October 2012 and the ones with the 2.6 GHz processor were released in February 2013 when Apple tweaked a couple of things in the rMBP. The processors themselves are pretty much the same (you won't notice the 0.1 GHz increase for most tasks).
  3. Akack, Aug 31, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013

    Akack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
  4. snapper64 macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2007
    You won't notice a difference in use. I'd recommend saving £40 and buying the base model and just customising the SSD to 256GB.

  5. DragonJade macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2009
    As the others have said, you won't notice any speed difference for 99.9% of the time. The only time you'll see a difference is if the CPU is maxed out, and even then the performance increase is low single digit percentages. For 60 seconds of hardcore crunching, you might save a second or two.

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