Difference between rMBP 2013 vs Current

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  1. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an early 2013 15 inch Macbook Pro..
    2.7 GHz i7
    16gigs of ram
    528 ssd
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA 650m graphics cards..

    Lately, I have been feeling like my rMBP is sluggish and kind of clunky feeling.. I know Yosemite has a little to do with it, just wondering if theirs a big difference in usage/response times and overall feel of the current rMBP's vs the older ones..

    Also, I'm almost out of space on this one. constantly having to delete things etc. And the battery is shot. Don't know if I should spend the money on upgrading the ssd and put a new battery in or maybe just continue saving up and get a new one. (I know skylake macs are coming out soon (Hopefully)).. Just curious of hearing about others experiences
     
  2. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

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    Reinstall OS X and wait for the redesigned 15" Retina's.
     
  3. duervo macrumors 68000

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    The SSDs are much faster in the current rMBP.

    FYI, SSDs slow down noticeably once they are almost full. You should try to keep around 20-25% free at all times.
     
  4. gigapocket1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. I've been considering that lol
     
  5. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought one on the grounds that I really like the current port configuration and if they really do a complete redesign this year like everyone seems to think, it could have some kinks that take a while to work out. For me, I really needed 2 Thunderbolt 2/mDP ports and 2 USB A ports and not have to spend a bunch of money on adapters.

    Space will likely be an issue either way, because I can't imagine that they will start making 512GB standard on the 15s and offer a 2TB SSD. So unless you want to pay for the 1TB (which seems kind of outrageous to me), you may want to consider finding a way to purge some files.
     
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    hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

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    I think this is the best option.
    My BTO 15" Retina (Late 2013, 2.3 i7 / 16GB / 1TB Flash / GT750m 2GB) is still going strong. I use it for frontend developing and some graphic design.
    I'm planning to upgrade it when they introduce TB 3 with that (rumored) 5K Thunderbolt Retina Display.
     
  7. gigapocket1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think theirs a big difference between early 2013 and late 2013 MacBook Pros... Cant remember what exactly is different..
     
  8. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

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    Haswell CPU and GT750m
     
  9. Max(IT) Suspended

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    your MBP still is a beast... Reinstall OS X (EL Capt is better than Yosemite) and wait for the new model.
     

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