Macbook Pro 2014 Spec Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by powahpowah, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. powahpowah macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2017
    I am considering to buy a used Macbook Pro 15" mid 2014 model.
    I stumbled upon a listing which says "MID-2014 APPLE MACBOOK PRO 15 RETINA CORE i7 2.8GHz / 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz / 256GB SSD / Intel Iris Pro 5200 + nVidia GeForce GT 750M Dual Graphic / MacOS 10.12 Sierra, Model CTO/BTO"

    Does such a configuration exist? Does the dual graphic card option allow 256gb SSD?
    I sent the seller a message but haven't received an answer yet..
    Thanks for your time.
  2. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2010
    I didn't think so, but maybe Apple offered it for a limited period. If they did, I doubt it was a very common configuration. Based on info from everymac, the 2.8GHz model with nvidia came in 512GB and 1TB storage options.

    It is possible that the seller may have swapped the flash storage from another mac for some reason.
    The only way to get a better understanding is by hearing from the seller if they get back to you.

    FYI, the 2015 MacBook Pro models have much faster flash storage.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Hard to know if this was BTO. I don't believe it was a standard model - I purchased one late 2013 model I don't remember something like this available. All models come with Intel Iris, but only the top spec come with dGPU, and that usually brought a bigger drive.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It's either a BTO where a basic model was upgraded, or more likely its refurbished due to failed ssd and they replaced it with a smaller part.
  5. NewtonAurelius macrumors member


    Nov 27, 2012
    Orlando, Florida
    I have a 2014 MacBook Pro 15" model. I think this seller is just getting some vocabulary mixed up. What they mean by dual graphics is that the i7 processor has a built in graphics component called the Intel Iris Pro. There is also a separate dedicated graphics card the GeForce GT 750M with 2 GB of memory. The Mac operating system will automatically switch between the Intel Iris Pro and the Geforce GT 750M depending on what a person is doing. I am attaching a screen shot of my "About this Mac" to show this is a real model.

    The 256GB SSD has nothing to do with the graphics card. When the 2014 MacBook Pro came out there were three options for storage, a 256GB SSD, 512GB SSD, and a 1TB SSD. I upgraded and go the 1TB SSD, but the 256GB SSD was the standard configuration.

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