Macbook Pro 13 2015

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by babybanana, May 21, 2015.

  1. babybanana macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Hi all,

    I'm interested in buying an macbook pro '13. I never had a macbook before but have used OSX before.

    Just a few questions:

    I'm looking at this spec specifically

    - Would that be okay for remoteing into work occassionally? Maybe once every two months ?

    - Would it be okay to run software like webstorm, as well doing some programming, I believe I'll be doing some server side programming soon, so won't be dealing with heavy UI stuff so don't need to be dealing with heavy graphics or anything like that.

    -not interested in photoshop or any video / photo editing software. May do a slight touch up once in a blue moon but otherwise I won't be doing anything like that.

    I do have a desktop at home, so I would rather 13' over the 15' have the portability as well as the ability to do some work if I'm out of the house.

    Does it seem okay or overkill ? - I won't be replacing the MBP after I buy it in a few years anyway so want as long lifespan as possible.

    I'm going over this rather than air because I'm assuming this

    won't be enough for my needs?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Honestly either will do but the retina display is always worth it obver the air.

    I wouldn't bother with the CPU upgrade unless someone else is paying for it the 2-3% performance increase is not worth the money.

    I also wouldn't pay that much for the 1TB SSD the 512GB should be fine for you as you don't seem to have to much interest in massive movie files etc, and external storage is very small and fairly cheap these days.
  3. babybanana thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Thanks for the swift reply :)

    so shall I buy top end spec MBP? - Ah I'll take the MPB over air then .

    Shall I keep the memory at 16GB? does
    3.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz really not make much different ? Otherwise it would be this 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz ..

    Whats the different between the dual core intel core i7 3.1GHz and 2.9GHz intel core i5?

    My movies and music etc will all be stored on my desktop so not to worried about those really.

    so now the spec is

    seems good enough ?
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    That spec should be perfect you don't really need 16gb but you can't upgrade after market so why not max it out.

    As I said the difference between the i5 and the i7 is about 2-3% on geekbench, not worth worrying about.

    I have a 2013 rMBP 2.6ghz 8gb 512 Haswell version and it is a little beast that handles everything I throw at it with ease, enjoy your new mac (especially the screen they are amazing especially with text it looks like print!!).
  5. babybanana thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2010
    Ahh sorry didn't understand what you meant between the i5 and the i7 initially. apologies

    Thanks for the help. much appreciated :D I can't wait, shall order my macbook soon! :D:D
  6. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2006
    The Air is plenty for your needs. It is just a matter if you want the retina display or not.

    If you want the retina display the base MBPr with upgraded storage to 256GB is plenty as well.

    2.7Ghz i5
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD
  7. Frost17 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    Buy the base model, plenty of power for what you need it for.

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