Price Advice Macbook pro 15" 2014 vs 2015

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Switchback666, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

    Switchback666

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    Hey guys

    I really want to know your opinions regarding this purchase, i think the biggest difference regarding the new models is the force touch trackpad (maybe not?) but also the dedicated gpu.

    Considering the price difference i don't know what model is the better purchase and if the dedicated gpu is worth it, my experience with laptop and gpu is not good with a lot of heat and video issues/damage (i live in a island in the caribbean so heat whole year lol).

    Basically what year would you recommend and if there is a big difference in performance, i expect this machine to last around 4 years and I'm currently using a MBA 11" 2011 that have been flawless but i need a bigger screen this time.

    Thanks in advance !
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well if your air does everything you need fine then you don't need the AMD. (If you are going to be doing heavy video editing or gaming then you'll want it but that doesn't sound like the casee here)

    If you are going for the 15 inch without the AMD then to be honest a refurb is a much better prospect as this years 15 inch was a minor upgrade apart from the dGPU, IMO you'd be better off getting the refurb and saving some cash.

    Look after it and unless your usage changes significantly it should see you 5-6 years easily.
     
  3. Neokiller309 macrumors member

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    Tbh, From what it sounds like you don't need dedicated graphics. But I would wait until Skylake, Much better power/thermal management alongside a 30% performance bump.
     
  4. ProjectManager101 Suspended

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    I have the 2014 maxed out and I got it 2 month before the new 15 came out. If you are doing live video playback in HD the 2015 is your best choice since the flash drive is faster as well. But if you are working doing 3D animation and video editing the 2014 would do the work just fine. Regarding heat, do not worry about that, computers never melt. I had a 12" Powerbook and one day we opened it and the processor was literally fried but the computer was working just fine, I still have that 12" Powerbook at my place and still running just fine. Unless there is a recall i would tell you do not even think about it, is like worrying about the heat of the tires of your car ¿?
     
  5. Switchback666 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Switchback666

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    Thank you for the reply guys, i decided to wait for this skylake and see what it brings so picked up a refurbished rMpb 13 (2015) to hold me over.
     

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