Late 2013 2.6ghz 15" vs mid 2014 2.5ghz 15", same price, which to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by talisto, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. talisto macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    Apple's refurb store has the late-2013 2.6ghz 15" Retina MBP and the mid-2014 2.5ghz 15" Retina MBP on sale for the exact same price. The specs are otherwise identical other than the 0.1ghz clockspeed difference. Is there any reason NOT to buy the Late 2013 model with the faster processor? Are these two models really the same other than the clockspeed?
  2. sebseb macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2014
    Actually the price of the 2013 model is 100$ more expensive! I see that the 2014 model is going for 2099$ and I think you should get this one. The 0.1Ghz won't get you that much speed pump specially since the turbo boost speed difference is also 0.1Ghz!
  3. talisto, Nov 24, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014

    talisto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2007
    I'm looking at the Canadian store, and they're showing up as the same price at the moment:


    But you're right, I just checked the US store and they're $100 difference! Bummer for me as I'm in Canada, that would make the decision easier!

    Although I suppose in my case it's an easier decision to just go with the 2013 model ;)
  4. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    The decision is between the potential extra resale value of a 2014 machine and a glorious cpu bump of 0.1ghz. Those hard first world problems. ;)
  5. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    lol I didn't expect to find such a funny comment in this type of thread but it made me realize - yes it must be a difficult 1st world problem, beyond any meaningful advice I can now offer :)
  6. lionkin macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2014
    West Hollywood
  7. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
  8. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    I'd get the higher clocked one. Also, if you plan buying Apple Care in the next year, if your Mac fails, you'll probably receive a current-gen Mac with the same clock speed or BTO-equivalent.

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