Macbook Pro Purchase Options

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mccunephoto, Nov 24, 2015.

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15" Macbook Pro- 2015 or 2014?

Poll closed Dec 1, 2015.
  1. 2015- 2.2 GHz, 16GB, 256GB- $1799.00

    9.1%
  2. 2015- 2.5GHz, 16GB, 512GB- $1879.00

    90.9%
  1. mccunephoto macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I am going to get my wife a Macbook Pro for Christmas and would love your opinion on a couple of options. She is a photographer and does minor editing with Lightroom and Photoshop but nothing too crazy. My thoughts are either the 15" mid 2015 16GB, 256GB, 2.2 GHz ($1799.00 new) or the 15" mid 2014 16GB, 512GB, 2.5GHz model ($1879.00 new (sale)). At first glance the 2014 version appears to have better stats but would love the community's opinion on what might be the better option. Also has anyone seen any better deals or know of any better deals coming for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151713-REG/apple_mjlq2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html
    or
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1072689REG/apple_mgxc2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html


    Thanks!
     
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  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    There will be next to zero perceivable performance difference between the two.

    If I had to choose I'd go with more storage.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The 2014 model has a dGPU and more storage. I'd go that route.
     
  5. mccunephoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks you guys for your opinion! It also looks like the Force Touch Trackpad is on the 2015 version is that much of any added benefit for that model? I don't know much about it.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Think of it as adding a few more gestures. Most apps that aren't made by Apple do not benefit from it as of yet.
     
  7. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I'd still go for more storage
     
  8. mccunephoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dang the 2015 version just went on sale for $1699.. Does that change anyone's opinion? We have quite a few external hard drives so more storage doesn't necessarily throw it over the top for us.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd still go for more storage, but if you want to save the money they're both good computers. Pick whichever one you likes.
     
  10. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    As someone with a 256gb rMBP, go with the extra storage. I have a mid-2012 first-gen rMBP and it's still a rocket ship. Performance should not suffer at all going with an older model.

    I also have a rMB and force touch ads very little. The only thing I like about it is silent click mode, but it's not worth the space sacrifice by any means.
     
  11. mccunephoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your opinion. At close to a $200 difference now with the 2015 being $1699 would you still think that the extra storage is worth the close to $200?
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    $200 gets you double storage, faster CPU, and a discrete GPU.

    You lose the ForceTouch trackpad.

    I'd go for it.
     
  13. mccunephoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!
     

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