Late 2013 vs mid 2014

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

  1. Pretorien macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    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?


    (Been messing with computers for a while - I saw "Stretch")
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    They're identical, save for the 0.2GHz bump in the CPU speed.

    I'd go for the 2.6GHz variant.
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    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 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    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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