"Mid-2010" Macbook Pro vs. 2015 Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boullan, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Boullan macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2013
    Alright, so I have a "mid-2010" 13" Macbook Pro, with:

    2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM
    Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256 GB

    I'm considering buying one of the 2015 13" Macbook Pros, with:

    2,7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    256 GB PCIe-based Flash storage

    Am I right in assuming that, spec-wise, the latter is pretty much "better at everything" than the former?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    That basically goes without saying ;) You're comparing a 2010 model vs. a 2015 model. 5 year old computer vs a new one :D
  3. Boullan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2013
    Thought so, just needed to check!

    And that includes the Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256 GB vs. the 256 GB PCIe-based Flash storage? Flash beats SSD?
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Flash is another word for SSD basically, 'Flash' storage just means it's digital.

    PCI-e interface will be considerably quicker than a standard consumer SSD like an 850 EVO, as there's no SATA bottleneck. You should expect read/write speeds of 1GB/s upwards on the model you're looking to buy. It's a very capable machine and IMO the best value-for-money laptop out there at the moment. You won't be disappointed. :)
  5. Boullan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2013
    Got it - thank you so much!

    Nice pic BTW - Kittelsen / Burzum / Filosofem FTW. :)
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    You're probably the 3rd person in as many years who has recognised the picture/album cover. Hats off to you, my friend. :)
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    In edge cases the combination of
    (a) modern Apple hardware, firmware and software plus
    (b) a modern Wi-Fi access point hardware with up-to-date firmware will be
    less reliable, for networking, than using the same access point (b) with
    (c) an older Mac with older firmware and OS X 10.9.5.

    (I drafted something explanatory to appear under Why, oh why hasn't El Capitan fixed Mac's most infamous WiFi issue after all these years!!! but the saved draft can't be found from my current workstation.)

    That's more about compatibility than about specifications, but worth bearing in mind.
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Another factor is the Retina Display. You will enjoy the fabulous screen but add yourself to a new group that is susceptible to problems that it may have.
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Of course the new one will be faster, and the display will be nicer, but...

    ... a question:
    Does the 2010 MBPro feel "slow" to you, with the things you do, right now?

    If it's still running acceptably well, you might hold out a little while longer.
    I sense a very nice "jump up" is coming with the next MBPro update... ;)
  10. Boullan, Nov 12, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2015

    Boullan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2013
    The "Staingate" thing, you mean? Or is there more, apart from that? I'll admit I haven't really paid attention to the Retina thing.

    It's a taxes / deductions thing, really. Long story short, it'd work out well for me to buy a new one this year, as opposed to next year. Otherwise I'd actually be glad to wait. The ol' gal still performs fairly well, in part - I'd like to think - thanks to the updates I've done on it over the years, such as doubling up the RAM and switching to an SSD.

    What are the main rumours about the new Macbook Pros in 2016?
  11. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I've upgraded mine through the years. Similar to the OP, except 500GB SSD drive. Next one, when I buy, HAS to have at least 16GB, 500GB flash, and retina. Glare will have to be watched out for, I do NOT like a reflective screen.

    The other speed advantages of current computers is USB3 or better.

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