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I'm undecided about these two machines, I could get the 2015 full maxed for about the same price as the 2016 base model but the problem is the 2015 has the Intel Iris pro graphics option only. Someone can give me some feedback about the iris pro graphics while handling the UI? I browse the Web, use Logic pro X (95% of the time), casual Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. I dont game.
 
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Why not order a 2015 from a reseller (B&H, Macmall, Adorama, etc.) that has the 2.5/16/512 with the 370 graphics card? Anywhere from $2099 to $2299 new depending on where and when you buy it.
 

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Why not order a 2015 from a reseller (B&H, Macmall, Adorama, etc.) that has the 2.5/16/512 with the 370 graphics card? Anywhere from $2099 to $2299 new depending on where and when you buy it.
Unfortunately I dont have that option. I am from Europe and here they dont have the M370X model in stock anymore.
 

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Unfortunately I dont have that option. I am from Europe and here they dont have the M370X model in stock anymore.

Ah! That's unfortunate.

Based on your usage, the 2015 would be terrific, and might last longer given Apple's challenges in the past with discrete graphics cards.
 

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Ah! That's unfortunate.

Based on your usage, the 2015 would be terrific, and might last longer given Apple's challenges in the past with discrete graphics cards.
You think the Intel Iris Pro is enough for a flawless UI performance?
 

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I will definitely go for the new model given the price is the about same. It has faster SSD and ram & better screen which I value most
 

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I will definitely go for the new model given the price is the about same. It has faster SSD and ram & better screen which I value most
Yes I have been thinking of that but not sure if upgrade the CPU to 2.9 on base model, keep the 2.6 and upgrade SSD to 512 and graphics to 460, or just go with the mid model with 2.7/512/455 since these are all at the same price.
 

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Thermal performance of the 2016 (base CPU especially, which is 2.6) is enough to prefer it to the old generation.

By the way, by upgrading CPU from 2.6 to 2.9 you'll do a disservice to yourself. If that upgrade also prevents you from getting 512GB SSD and better dGPU, it's a double fail.
 

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Thermal performance of the 2016 (base CPU especially, which is 2.6) is enough to prefer it to the old generation.

By the way, by upgrading CPU from 2.6 to 2.9 you'll do a disservice to yourself. If that upgrade also prevents you from getting 512GB SSD and better dGPU, it's a double fail.
So you are saying I should go with 2.6/512ssd/460 gpu?
 

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dude all you need is the base model 2016 13"

anything else is overkill you'll regret

get the new thin sexy machine but don't get trapped in the upgrade vortex unless you actually need the power (you don't)

unless you're rich, in which case get a maxxed-out 13"

i could see getting a baseline 15" 2016 if you're super duper into big screens and don't take the laptop out that often
 

maratus

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So you are saying I should go with 2.6/512ssd/460 gpu?
That's the best configuration atm. 2.6GHz is cooler than higher end CPUs (no throttling, quieter fans) and 460 gives you 4GB of VRAM which is invaluable for OpenCL acceleration (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and other heavy loaders)
dude all you need is the base model 2016 13"

anything else is overkill you'll regret
It depends on how much the computer is going to be used. 15.4" vs. 13.3" is a huge difference in terms of real estate and for many users is even more important than power. Plus, the 13" rMBP isn't as portable for a 13" class as 15" rMBP is for a 15" class. In fact, they're way too close in weight which makes 15" more attractive.
 

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13 is out of the question I'm just afraid the 2.6 is not enough for lots of virtual instruments in Logic.
 

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Yes I have been thinking of that but not sure if upgrade the CPU to 2.9 on base model, keep the 2.6 and upgrade SSD to 512 and graphics to 460, or just go with the mid model with 2.7/512/455 since these are all at the same price.

Go for the 460 and the SSD size the graphics and space will do you far more good than a slightly faster clocked CPU...
 

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go for the new one, the screen, the dGPU will help, even the speakers if you make audio editing
 

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I bought a 2016 2.7/460/1TB for a price that is cheaper than your 2015... did you get it at the Apple Store?

Yes that's why I returned it and ordered a 2016 with 2.9, 1TB, 460 for 600€ more with educational discount.
 

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What??? Where did you get yours? In Europe this configuration is 3799€ from Apple
Bought it in Malaysia with education discount. 3799 Euro is about 17886 MYR.
In Malaysia, the model I bought cost 13209 MYR.. which is about 2805 Euro.
With 3799 Euro I could bump the processor and up the storage to 2TB :p
Fancy a visit here?
 

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Anyone with Logic Pro X installed can test to me and tell me if the discrete GPU is used with Logic?
 
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