New rMBP 13 256gb or rMBP 15 256gb Iris Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by symple84, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. symple84 macrumors member

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    For a $300 difference is it worth getting the larger display? Besides the track pad and slightly faster RAM, is there anything the older 15" doesn't have??
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    15 is still better in every way, except it doesnt have the new träckpad.
     
  3. bwoodruff macrumors member

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    IMO it depends entirely on exactly how much portability you need. If it will sit on a desk most of the day, and you don't have to carry it super far, go for the 15". To me it isn't a matter of price difference, but a matter of size (and maybe weight) difference. I went for the 13" for my lug around machine due to the size. I have a 15" that sits on my desk.
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Go for the 15".

    Quad core is faster and the screen real estate makes it a LOT easier to work on.
     
  5. symple84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I sold my iMac 27" and will be getting a separate 4K screen to connect the rMBP to it. So while at home it will be used as a "desktop" with an external display, but I will also carry it around with me but not to the point where I care about portability. I guess my question is, how far apart are the 13 and 15 inch in terms of performance?
     
  6. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you need the portability and the battery life, the 15" is better in every way.
     
  7. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Smart. This is what I did last year, except my 13" rMBP doesn't drive a 4K monitor at 60Hz. If I could do it over, I'd pony up for the 15".
     

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