If you've recieved the 2015 MBP 13" ....... how do you like it?

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  1. nlm74 macrumors newbie

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    Waiting for my mid-2014 refurb 13" MBP to come tomorrow, but still 100% undecided if I'll keep or trade for the new 2015 MBP.

    Was wondering what peoples thoughts are on the newly released computer? How do you like the force track pad, can you notice a faster speed, better graphics?

    Thanks!
     
  2. chaoscarrot macrumors member

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    I'm coming from a 2010 15", so I'm probably not the best case since its obviously way better than my old Mac.

    But I have to say I was skeptical about the force trackpad, but I actually really like it so far. There's tons of possibilities with the secondary (harder) click, and both the initial and harder click really do feel like the physical click on my old MBP. You can also click anywhere on the trackpad and it has the same feedback, making it that much more efficient.

    Of course the battery life and the speed of this thing is just ridiculous, as is how thin it is compared to my 2010.

    I don't think you can go wrong with the 2014, of course; I'm sure that the performance differences really aren't noticeable aside from the battery life. But the new trackpad is really nice and future proof.
     
  3. Android300zx macrumors regular

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    How much did you pay for the refurb? Also, are you a student? If so, you can buy it under the Education discount. I think they shave off $200. I priced the 2015 MBP fully loaded (as far as processor and memory; NOT SSD) at $1500 and change.
     
  4. nlm74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    chaoscarrot- That's kinda my deal too. I have a 2010 which I updated to 8ghz and 500gb of flash storage. It is heavy and I'm excited to get the new one since I travel around. And you ain't lying about the battery life. Mine's done by 2hrs! My current macbook is actually working great because of the update by my husband needs a computer so he'll get my hand-me-down.
    So I'm not sure why I would get the 2015 since I would only pay for the 128gb (we have a NAS that I would just dump things I don't use daily) which is actully $50 more than I paid for a 256gb refurb. I don't use the track pad a bunch since I have a mouse, and I'm not sure I'll notice the graphics or speed....but it's 2015 baby!

    Android300zx
    Yes I can get an educational discount, and I paid $1120 incl tax (I had a gift card) for the refurb midyr 2014 2.6ghz 8gb, 256gb macbook. So the 2015 would be about $50 more (with the educational discount) with a 128gb, cause my budget is $1200. I'm still not sure if I need the 256gb since I have a the NAS......
     
  5. Nik macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, could you please do a Blackmagic Disk Speed Test? How large is your SSD?
    Cinebench Scores would be greatly appreciated as well! Especially GPU Scores. Thanks!
     
  6. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you people get this ridiculous pricing? A 2015 13" rMBP with a 3.1 i7 and 16 GB ram (what you described as fully loaded) is $2049 US in the education section of the Apple store website.
     
  7. nlm74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think he/she meant this
    And with the educational discount it is priced at $1559......

    Not so ridiculous.....
     
  8. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    That's the bottom end unit with 128 SSD. That's hardly "fully loaded".
     
  9. exexs macrumors member

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    Coming from a MBP 13" late 2011, and yeah the new rMBP 2015 is much better in any ways!

    I would have consider upgrading for a 15", but I needed a computer now and I wanted to go for a upgraded one, not an "old" one.

    This is maybe for the best in my case, I'm like many of us, always want to go for the high end even if it is not needed.

    The 13" 2015 answers all my needs. The screen is amazing, the new force touch feels like a real "click", 8 GB memory and 256 GB SSD (double from what I come from).

    I paid 1500€ (-5% edu), so yeah, expensive but worth it imo!
     
  10. LMD75, Mar 12, 2015
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    LMD75 macrumors 6502

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    SSD speeds

    I found this on a Japanese YouTube video..
    Don't know what size SSD it was other than it looks like its a demo unit in the Apple Store.
    This is definitely the Broadwell model as it has the upgraded trackpad.
     

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  12. nlm74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LMD75
    How does that compare to the 2014?

    Thanks!
     
  13. LMD75 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2014 15" base model with the 256GB SSD and I also just returned the 2014 13" model with the same SSD. The 2014 256GB Samsung SSD's get 674.8 write and 724.7 read.
     
  14. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Aaaaaaaand my Haswell 13" rMBP is too slow now.
     
  15. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Not at all

    To be honest unless you are doing huge rendering projects or writing masses of data to disk all the time then it's the I/O numbers that are far more important for SSD's. Most people just won't be able to tell the difference.
     
  16. paraphin macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me how practical the new MBP is when used on one's lap for long periods of time (5-10 hours)? Not too hot, noisy, or uncomfortable?
     
  17. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    I know the feeling lol. My wallet is giving me little kicks.
     
  18. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    Seems nice so far.

    Just installed Team Fortress 2 and it seemed to run ok other than not being able to select a resolution higher than 1280x800 for some reason.

    Trackpad is a little lighter to push down on than my previous mac (2011 air), the 128GB might be a little limiting but there was no way I was going to pay an extra £200 for the 256GB ssd model, can always get a 1TB usb3 drive if i need extra storage.

    Be interesting to see how well games run on it, don't plan to do any heavy gaming on it (Tend to use my desktop for playing PC games) but if it saves me lugging my old XPS17 (L702x) with me when visiting friends then I'll be happy as that thing is a brick.

    Interestingly the Passmark G3D score for the Iris 5100 isn't massively lower than the one for the 555M in the dell, not seen may benchmarks for the 6100 yet.

    Also is it possible to do download/extract the bootcamp drivers and have they got one for the new touchpad yet?

    I might try seeing if windows can be booted/run off external media (It's supposedly possible with 8/8.1, and USB3 should be fast enough for it)
     
  19. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Technically you're not pushing it down at all. :)
     
  20. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    I think you are, just not by much if you stare at the edges of it and press you still see it move.
     
  21. exexs macrumors member

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    Sure it moves, but maybe not pushing it down. In fact, it's really difficult to know because when you use it you really feel like you are "clicking" a regular pad. I had to compare to my old mbp to realize "oh yeah, there is a difference".

    The force touch is a really nice feature btw, not worth upgrading just for that of course :D but still feeling really great.
     
  22. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    The resolution thing is most likely a software issue, since TF2 was released well before larger resolutions became popular.
     
  23. dragon2611 macrumors regular

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    The windows version has no problem with 1280x1080 on my PC, I've not got windows running on the macbook yet so I don't know if the windows version on the Macbook could achieve the higher resolutions.

    Then again I'm not sure you'd want to push it to high anyway as it's not exactly a gaming GPU in these things ;)
     
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    Does anyone know how much of an improvement the Intel Iris 6100 is of an improvement compared to the 2014 rMBP?
     
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