Early 2013 15 inch vs Late 2013 13 inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by usmanfcbarca, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. usmanfcbarca macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2014
    Hey guys :)
    I am going to buy my first Macbook which I intend to use atleast 4 years. I have these two options for almost the same price.
    1- Used Macbook pro 15 Early 2013
    2.4 Ghz Core i7
    256 GB SSD
    8GB Ram
    Nvidia GT650m
    2- New Macbook pro 13 Late 2013
    2.4 Ghz Core i5
    256 GB SSD
    8GB Ram
    Intel Iris Graphics

    So which one should I choose. I am more tempted to buy the early 2013 model due to dedicated gpu and a better processor. Battery life is not an issue. What I am concerned about is the normal use performance of Intel HD 4000 as I have heard issues of lagging. As well as the SSD of late 2013 is much faster in theory. Will I notice it in practical use as well and is the early 2013 SSD fast enough?
    Thanks is advance :D
  2. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Do you like a bigger screen? Do you want better speakers? Is a dGPU needed for you? Do you need a quad core CPU? If so get a 15".

    Need portability yet still need a zippy machine? 13" model will take care of that.

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