Deciding between two macbook pros

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by land cruiser, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. land cruiser macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2011
    I have to decide between two new mid 2015 15 inch macbook pro's.

    1 - 2.5 Ghz dual graphics ( Intel Iris pro + AMD Radeon R9 M370X ) 512GB

    2 - 2.8GHz ( intel iris pro ) 1 terabyte

    I would like to keep this macbook pro for a very long time.

  2. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2016
    Well, considering Apple's track record with failing GPUs I usually would take the iGPU if you don't really need GPU performance.
    The 2015 model on the other hand isn't known for GPU failures, yet. It could be just a matter of time or they will stay fine, too early to say.

    Consider the following factors:
    Battery life iGPU > dGPU
    GPU performance iGPU < dGPU
    Do you actually need more GPU performance? The Iris Pro isn't bad either.
    Do you actually need more storage? If you own a MBP with mostly empty storage, the increased storage won't benefit you in any way.
    The CPU upgrade isn't that important.
  3. land cruiser, Nov 18, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016

    land cruiser thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2011
    Would the lack of m370x be noticeable for regular use?

    Work doesn't involve any video editing ( yet ? )
    Personal use, Youtube, Netflix.
    No gaming.
    I want it to run as smooth as possible for a very long time.

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