Late 2013 vs early 2015 13 Pro Retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigCanoe, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

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    I can get a 2015 refurb from the Apple store for

    $1269

    Or an excellent condition used from a local seller

    $850

    Is there any reason to spend the extra on the newer model? I realize its probably a little faster, and has a warranty, but in real world use, much difference?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    The sequential SSD speeds are 2x as fast and the graphics are better by a fair margin also you get the force touch trackpad. Without any info on what you use it for its impossible to say wether this will impact you at all. If gaming is on the agenda the newer the better.
     
  3. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thats good to know. I will be using it for xCode, 3D, Unity, web, email, and maybe some light gaming but not alot. I have better solutions for that :)
     
  4. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    EDIT: Nevermind, misread it as Early 2013. The differences aren't that big between the Late 2013 to the 2015. It depends on how much SSD speed, Force touch, and the extra GPU power mean to you.
     
  5. BigCanoe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am going to check out the late 2013. With the updates "coming soon" I think it makes sense to spend a little less and resell when they do come out if i feel compelled to upgrade again. Thanks!
     

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