Need help picking a laptop for school!

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  1. iancolorado macrumors newbie

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    Will be a freshman this year, and looking to buy a new laptop for school. I currently have a mid 2013 13" Macbook pro base. Its been a great laptop but it can't keep up anymore. So I have determined that I defiantly want a 15" Retina with 16GB ram and 512GB of storage. I also figure because I won't be buying a laptop for a long time, I should splurge for the 1TB model, unless someone can convince me otherwise. I have narrowed it down to three different options.

    All prices are with edu discount.

    #1 Mid-2014 $2,929.00
    2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

    #2 Late-2013 (clearance from Apple) $2829.00
    2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

    # Mid-2014 $2,749.00
    2.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

    Any replies are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. x3n0n1c macrumors regular

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    What do you need to do with the system? A 1 year old laptop will have 80% of the per core performance of the newst line of haswell's.

    The only real benefit you will get is 2 extra cores which are only truely useful if you are doing parallel processing or running VMs, and the faster graphics.
     

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