Macbook Pro 13" 2014 (MGX92) vs Macbook Pro 13" 2015 (MF839)

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  1. Dogman12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    There is a serious question of choice.
    Macbook Pro 13 "2014 (MGX92) in the maximum factory configuration, 512 GB SSD and a 2.8 GHz processor against the Macbook Pro 13" 2015 (MF839) in a minimal configuration, but with a Force Touch, a newer processor, video, and faster SSD, but only 128 GB.

    Both brand new, at a price not really a difference, 2015 costs $ 40 more. 2014 is cheaper (not critical), with a larger SSD capacity, faster processor (2,8 GHz vs 2,7GHz at 2015 model) despite 4 generation.

    For the price of 2014 - $ 1280, 2015 - 1320.

    What will you advice ?

    Thanks in advance for everyone, as it is rather difficult to decide.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    There is very little difference between the 2 performance wise buy for the hard drive space that you need.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 604

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    Never had a 2014 but I had a 2013 and 2015. The 2015 was (is) a noticeably better balanced machine. I also far, far prefer the new trackpad (and the old keyboard). But the SSD size on that would be fatal for me. I just upgraded from 512gb to 1tb.
     
  4. Dogman12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Another option: buy 128 GB SSD 2015 model + to buy separately Jetdrive Lite SD card (special for Macbook) (up to 256 GB, so as not to clutter up SSD, movies, photos and others).
    As for the processors in the 2014 model - Haswell 2.8 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (4308U)
    In 2015 - Broadwell Intel Core i5-5257U 2.7 GHz, the integrated graphics are better, Intel Iris HD 6100 versus Intel Iris HD 5100 in 2014. The newer supports output in 4K 60Hz, the old one is not.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 604

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    The 2014 was an interim model, as your post suggests. The 2015 got a new generation CPU, faster SSD, faster RAM, faster video. That's why I said that the 2015 was not just faster but overall better balanced throughout its design than the 2013 or 2014.

    I haven't looked at cards recently. Most of them either stuck out and I felt they were a damage risk or they were fairly slow. Hopefully those limitations have been eliminated now.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "Another option: buy 128 GB SSD 2015 model + to buy separately Jetdrive Lite SD card (special for Macbook) (up to 256 GB, so as not to clutter up SSD, movies, photos and others)."

    That's nowhere near as good an option as buying choice #1 in your original post.
    The "SD card options" work, but they're nothing great.
    An external USB3 SSD would probably be considerably faster.
     
  7. Dogman12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean buying Macbook Pro 2014 with 512 GB SSD ?
    So all in all you recommend older version just because of larger SSD.
     
  8. Naimfan Suspended

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    I'd get the 2014 simply because it has vastly more storage space, will be almost as fast, and will be easier to resell down the road. It'll just be easier to live with, even though newellj is correct when he (?) says the 2015 is a better balanced design overall.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 604

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    Is there a reason not to wait a bit to find a 2015 refurb configured to your wishes from Apple?
     
  10. Dogman12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not in the US, probably that is the main reason :)
    So far, not the final decision, but I am tending to buy 2015 model with SD Card for Mac (60 mb write, 90 mb read). And download there movies, music, documents, etc..

    128 gb should be enough for apps, and still 2015 model has Force Touch trackpad (considering it as a big plus) , and generally better performance.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 604

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    The ForceTouch trackpad is, in my opinion, a quantum leap.

    My experience has been that 256 is barely enough for normal use, excluding any media (music, pictures, video). 256 and below gets too full and performance takes a big hit. But your use may be very different.

    Is there no Apple Store in your country? Does it not sell refurbished Apple/Mac hardware?
     
  12. Dogman12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    basically no Apple Stores in my country at all, so I don't have a lot of options since both of this models are not producing any more and I have to choose between those two left in the store..
     
  13. newellj macrumors 604

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    Ahhh, got it, I see. If you can live with the 128gb SSD, the 2015 is a great machine (still love mine).
     
  14. KhunJay macrumors 6502

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    why don't you get the 2015 MBP upgrade the drive yourself?
     
  15. Dogman12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there any opportunity to do that ? I tried to find SSDs that fits 2015 Macbook Pro but I didn't achieve any success in it
     

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