Please advice which one to choose?

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  1. jiip, Jan 21, 2016
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    jiip macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    Faced'm facing dilemma which one computer to choose?

    1. MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.4 (3635QM) 15" Early 2013. / 16 GB RAM / 256SSD / NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and an "integrated" Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor etc.
    or
    2.MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.0 (4750HQ) 15" Late 2013. / 8 GB RAM / 256SSD / integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM (and shared system memory)


    In short

    "Core i7" 2.4 (3635QM) with 16 GB ram - OR - Core i7" 2.0 (4750HQ) with 8 GB ram


    I'll use it for audio recording and mixing.

    Thanx!
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    The Late has the advantage of Thunderbolt 2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 4K display support. Is that important enough for you to forgo the faster CPU and more RAM of the Early?
    I'd say the 16GB RAM should do you well.

    The Early also has the advantage of having third party SSD upgrades available, if that's of consequence to you.
     
  3. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    The performance between the CPU's is too small...it doesn't matters. Also the early 2013 has 16GB RAM . If you really need Thunderbolt 2 take the late 2013. But the Early 2013 is worth it :D
     
  4. jiip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    Thank You very much!
    I will go for the first one as you recommend!
    Thank You!
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    You don't need the NIVIDIA GPU, so newer is better at that point.
     
  6. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    For audio and mixing you need a lot of RAM.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    You are correct, I forgot that the late 2013 had an 8gb lower tier spec they've been 16gb only for 18 months now.
     
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