Macbook pro 2015, which one?

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  1. austyn23, Aug 18, 2019
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    austyn23 macrumors regular

    austyn23

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    Hey!

    I have two used mbp 2015 (15 inch) in mind, but can’t decide which one is better.

    Use: graphic design, illustrator, photoshop, indesign, dreamweaver, lightroom. No video editting, no 3d, no animation.

    Is my second machine, I use an iMac for day use.

    Option A 1500 dls
    2015 model bought in 2017 (I think is the refreshed one)
    i7 quad core (don’t know speed)
    1 tb ssd
    16 ram
    Intel Iris Pro graphics
    60 cicles of battery

    Option B 1100 dls
    2015 model bought in 2015
    i7 2,5
    500 ssd
    16 ram
    Intel Iris Pro + AMD Radeon R9 2GB
    0 cicles battery (recently replaced in the apple program)

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. OSX15 macrumors member

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    Option B is NOT the 2015 model but the 2014 one. The 2015 has an AMD gpu.
     
  3. austyn23 thread starter macrumors regular

    austyn23

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    WOW!

    Thanks a lot, I edited the post with another one that is 2015...
     
  4. OSX15 macrumors member

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    I would say go with Option B now:

    - It has a new and safe battery
    - You might not need the dGPU for the video editing, but it does make a difference in Adobe photoshop and illustrator and running new versions of macos
    - You save a bit of cash and can buy very fast 1TB external SSD for example.
     
  5. Khaleal macrumors regular

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    If you're fine with 512GB of storage then definitely go for option B:
    - dedicated graphics
    - new battery + new top case and keyboard

    But anyway, I used to have a mid 2015 MBP for work (Xcode, Unity, etc..), and have always thought that it's the best laptop Apple has ever made (and while it's partially true), I was surprised of how cooler the newer models ran. I got myself a base model 15" 2018 MBP and it runs cooler doing the exact same thing (and of course faster because of the extra 2 cores and 4 threads)
     
  6. austyn23 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes of course, I have a 2019 and is far way faster than the 2015, it´s 4 years behind in tech, appart from the trusted keyboard, ports, etc etc... we can´t fight tech
     
  7. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502

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    tbh neither . outdated tech and the days for macos support is limited .
     

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