mid 13" rMBP vs base 15" rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keatth, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. keatth macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2013
    13-inch: 2.6GHz
    with Retina display
    2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    Intel Iris Graphics
    Built-in battery (9 hours)2


    15-inch: 2.2GHz
    with Retina display
    2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    16GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    Built-in battery (8 hours)2

    I have both computers and trying to figure out which one to take back. Which one would you get and why?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What will your uses be, i.e., how will you use it?

    As for me, I'd opt for the 15", because I prefer the larger display and superior iGPU, quad core processors and 16GB of ram.

    Its really personal preference, some folks like the smaller laptop, others like me, prefer the larger model. Get which one fits your needs.
  3. redheeler, Dec 7, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014

    redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Again a question of power vs portability and what you plan to use it for. In fact, I am in a similar dilemma about selling either my 13'' or 15'' rMBP. I want to sell the 13'', but my current uses don't require the power/larger screen size of the 15'' and may benefit from the smaller/lighter qualities of the 13''. As of now I still haven't listed one.

    By the way, you should have posted this in the Macbook Pro forum.


    I am inclined to keep the larger one as well. I have been noticing some issues with the small amount of screen space there is running the 13'' in "Best For Retina" mode. A Quad CPU is also nice to have just in case I start doing more with it.

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