Late 2013 vs mid 2014

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pretorien, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Pretorien macrumors newbie

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    Looking @ 15" MBP on MacMall - they are offering what I believe is a late 2013 2.6G I7 quad/1 T PCIe flash storage/16G RAM etc etc for about $800 off - $2400 - vs $3000+ for the current top-of-the-line. The only difference that I can glean from the specs is a 2.8G processor in the latter vs the 2.6G in the 2013 version.

    As always, "The Devil is in the details" - What, if anything, am I missing?

    Thanks

    (Been messing with computers for a while - I saw "Stretch")
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    They're the same aside from CPU speed. If the quad 2.6GHz works for you, it sounds like you've found a good deal!
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    They're identical, save for the 0.2GHz bump in the CPU speed.

    I'd go for the 2.6GHz variant.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    As others posted, it's just a slight speed bump. I own that same late-2013 Mac, love it - and now it's able to drive two 4k displays in addition to the built-in display. I bought mine from Apple's refurb site for $2800 about 14 months ago, and I'd do it again.

    My ONLY reservation is I bought a few last year for my small company - the units with LG displays had some ghosting problems and were returned. My rMBP and two others have Samsung displays and are perfect, to this day.

    I need to buy several more rMBPs but WWDC is coming up, and I can wait (so I am!) - the prices of the older Macs will go down. I'd buy this rMBP again, for less coin - any day of the week.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    At the moment I have the 2015 rMBP in my sig and a late 2013 8/256/2.4 rMBP. I can prove to you that the 2015 is faster but you'd never see it in real life.
     

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