difference on the Early 2013 and late 13 macb.

Chrelle

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Hell, Are there Any difference beside the ghz. and the price on the early 2013 retina screen macbook Pro with 2.7 ghz, 512 GB. Storage, 16 GB. RAM. And the late 2013 retina screen macbook Pro with 2.3 ghz, 512 GB. Storage, 16 GB. RAM.
 

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The late 2013 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display has better battery life and a much better integrated graphics processor (IGP) due to using Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge, which are two Intel micro architectures.
 

yjchua95

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Hell, Are there Any difference beside the ghz. and the price on the early 2013 retina screen macbook Pro with 2.7 ghz, 512 GB. Storage, 16 GB. RAM. And the late 2013 retina screen macbook Pro with 2.3 ghz, 512 GB. Storage, 16 GB. RAM.
Early 2013 vs Late 2013:
Intel HD4000 vs Intel Iris Pro (very significant difference)
1GB GT650M vs 2GB GT750M (not much difference)
512GB mSATA SSD vs PCIe SSD (very huge difference, about double the performance in the late-2013 PCIe)
Processor: Although clocked lower, the 2.3GHz Haswell in late-2013 performs better than the 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge in early-2013.

I say go for the late-2013 one. If you get the model with 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, both Iris-only and Iris+GT750M models have the same price, so the GT750M is a free add-on.
 

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If you are talking apples to apples like top of the line models, the newer machine will perform video encoding type processing about 10% faster and provide maybe 10% higher frame rates when playing games that challenge the CPU or GPU. That means your 4 hour transcode job now takes 3 ½ hours.

For a recent discussion see http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1713470

For other kinds of things there is not much noticeable difference besides battery time. The newer one may feel just a tad snappier. Some say the newer unit will feel cooler because it doesn't have to work as hard.