Mid 2014 MBP 15 vs the newest MBP 15?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MSFT, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. MSFT macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2013
  2. keysofanxiety, Aug 17, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016

    keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    It's the same Mac still shipping. Last update for the 15" rMBP was 29th July, 2014. So there isn't a difference in terms of hardware.

    EDIT: See post below, apologies for misinforming.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The GPU in the 2015 model is faster. The ForceTouch trackpad is pretty slick.

    What are you going to be using the rMBP for? If either meet your needs, then buy the cheapest one.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 17, 2016 ---
    The 15" rMBP was updated in May of 2015. It was a minor update, but it did receive a faster GPU, CPU and an update to include the ForceTouch trackpad.
  4. MSFT thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2013
    It will basically be a lawyer computer. Low density stuff. MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook plus several tabs open in Safari. But I want the 15" screen, so whatever hardware I get will be overkill.

    I also do what we'll call day-trading, and would like to have Thinkorswim and Trader Workstation open and running alongside whatever else I'm doing. I'm on a 2010 MBP with a Core 2 Duo and those two programs alone use about 35% of my CPU on average.
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Sorry OP … complete brainfart on my part. Thank you for correcting me T5.
  6. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Both will handle every thing just fine. As for the 2 programs you mentioned, both the 2014 and 2015 is well above system requirements. and i see that the 2014 you link to comes with 16GB of ram which will help a lot if you have many things open at once (looked like the 2 trade programs would like to have around 3GB in total when running)
  7. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2016
    2014 can install Win 7 via Boot Camp; 2015 cannot.
  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    Be careful when buying anything "Geek Squad Certified".

    "Geek Squad" are a bunch of potatoheads.

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