New 13"rmbp or SH 15"rmbp

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jayfire124, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. jayfire124 macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    Need some help. If you had the choice would you buy a second hand late 2013 15" rmbp with 512Gb and 16G Ram for £1100 or pay £1079 for a brand new late 2015 13'rmbp. It is mostly for photography processing in Lightroom and Photoshop although I also own a GoPro and will use this a lot more this Summer.

    The only thought I have against the 15" is that it is second hand with no warranty and the 13" would be brand new. I don't want to let up the opportunity to get the second hand 15" if folks think it would be far better. My main machine is a Mac Mini 2.3 i7 with a 512 SSD and 16Gb RAM

    The screen size is not a deal buster.....

    Your thoughts as I don't know which way to go ???
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    For your work case the quad core and better GPU will make a massive difference not to mention how much easier photo and video editing will be on the 15 inch screen. Unless portability is at a premium then a 15 inch is better for you use case, however only you can decide how you want to spend your money.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    It would have to be an utterly spectacular machine for me to consider buying a 2-year-old computer over a brand-new one. It might not sound like much, but in computer terms, that's well into middle age, at least. Just my opinion.
  4. jayfire124 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    Thanks guys for your views, somewhat have to agree with 'Tomorrow' re the '2 year old' machine with no warranty.
  5. thehulkdan macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2014
    £1100 seems a bit steep mate.. i wouldnt sell mine for that much (same specs i7 2.3,16gb/512gb/750m)...

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