Have 2012 rMBP worth updating to new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M Powered, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. M Powered macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I have an 2.0ghz rMBP, wanted to see if its worth updating to the new rMBP? Haven't been up to speed lately on new tech :)
  2. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    No. You'll get at best a 30% performance bump if you get the highest end one. Wait until 2015 and let's see if Apple will give us a quantum leap in respect to performance.

    By a quantum leap, I expect something like a 9XX Series Nvidia dGPU, Broadwell and 32GB RAM support. 512GB SSD on the low-end 15".
  3. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    No. I went from a high end 2012 to a high end 2014 (applecare replacement due to the 2012 crashing issue) and I haven't really noticed any major performance differences.

    My experiments finish roughly 10% faster, which isn't worth spending 2k on.
  4. M Powered thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
  5. kyriostrife macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2010
    How much is it out of pocket if you don't have applecare? I have a late 2013 13" retina and I want a 15". The 2012 15" seem to be in my price range if I do a trade.

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