Help with mid-2014 13 inch MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KKStoklund, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. KKStoklund macrumors newbie


    Jul 2, 2013
    I'm looking to purchase the mid-2014 high end 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina. Is it worth spending the extra money to upgrade the processor from 2.8GHz i5 to 3.0 GHz i7?

    Can anyone tell what the differences are between the two? And what about the ram? Does 16gb make a big difference compared to 8gb?
    I'm not gonna use it for any heavy editing. Mostly gonna use it for school, web and mail but I'd also like to run Windows 7 through Bootcamp as I use some programs that only work with Windows.

    I'm also thinking about future software updates. Won't the 3.0 GHz i7 processor be noticeably faster than the 2.8Ghz i5 in, say, 3 years when software requires better hardware?

    Thanks :)
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Given your stated usage, I'd say 8GB and there's no need to upgrade the processor. you'll really not notice any huge speed difference in real world usage between the two processors.
  3. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
    There is no need to upgrade either the RAM or CPU for your uses. You wouldn't notice any difference at all.

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