Is it TRUE? 15" MacBook Pro (2014) dedicated graphics only with 512 GB storage?

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  1. vmv89, Jul 31, 2014
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    vmv89 macrumors member

    vmv89

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    I was in the process of purchasing a MacBook Pro with these specs below.

    $2,299.00
    15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
    2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

    But was told that dedicated graphics will come only if I upgrade to 512 GB of storage? Is it true that even though I upgraded everything to max except hard drive storage, I will not get dedicated graphics? Or was it just salesperson way of getting me to spend more money?

    Thanks!
     
  2. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    There are two RMBP models, the base model (cheapest) and then top model (more money). The base model only comes with the Iris Graphics. The top model comes with a discrete graphics card. The top model has 512 GB of SSD storage.
     
  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Yes and no, as you can see from the Apple site, there are 2 models of 15" rMBP: One with dedicated graphics and one without.

    The amount of storage doesnt matter. You can buy 15" with iris pro and upgrade it to 512GB, and still not get a dGPU. You cannot get the dGPU version with 256GB of storage. (unless you physically change it out yourself)


    http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/
     
  4. vmv89 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you guys.
    I did not know that and am new to Apple products.

    :apple:
     
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  6. vmv89 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was just thinking of going with 2.5 :)
    But most likely I will go with 13", and upgrade next year when hopefully Apple makes major upgrades unlike this year.

    I do not think I will not be doing anything that heavy, that will require a dedicated graphics so saving money now and upgrading whenever Broadwell is released is what I most likely will do.

    Thank you for your input!
     
  7. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

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    I created a thread just last week trying to decide between the base 15" and the high-end 15".
    Yesterday I picked up the high-end 15" from a local Apple Store. You get the 2.5 GHz CPU, 512 GB HDD and a dGPU for "almost" the same price that you'd spend to upgrade the base 15" to the same specs (you'd be stuck with an iGPU, though). I love it, been doing some PS and video-editing work - it's just smooth. The iGPU so far has been more than enough.
    For the work that I do, I am certain that this machine will be MORE THAN capable of keeping up over the next few years.
    If you are going to do any photography/video editing work, I'd rather suggest you to get a 15" rMBP for the screen estate. I don't think I'd really like the 13" one, since this one already feels a little too small because I was so used to working with a 17.3" laptop.
     

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