rMBP CPU Confusion

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snapdragonx, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. snapdragonx macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    Hey guys,

    When the rMBP first came out, I purchased it with the 2.6ghz i7 CPU option.

    On the Apple website currently, it can be configured with 2.3, 2.7 or 2.8ghz i7.

    Does this mean Apple has released a new model since the 2.6ghz CPU isn't available any more?

    I ask because I just sold the laptop, and the buyer is saying that it isn't the latest model rMBP due to the 2.6ghz CPU which is no longer available.. I sold it as the "latest model" so he isn't happy.

    Thanks for any info
  2. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    yeap, theres this slight processor bump in february 2013.

    the 'latest version' is indeed a bit misleading.

    you can assure him that the processor bump is insignificant.
  3. snapdragonx thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    So there's no other upgrades aside from the CPU?
  4. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    it's essentially the same computer except for the CPU. The CPU is still the same type from Intel (Ivy Bridge), it's just that in around Feb 2013, Intel dropped their prices a little and Apple responded by keeping the price the same, but buying a little fancier processors from them. A .1 ghz improvement is marginal at best and shows very little real world difference.

    In my opinion, the Ivy Bridge version that is out now is still first generation, and the inevitable Haswell version will be the second generation.
  5. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    Ya you made (an honest, so it seems) mistake. At this point either apologize and risk the buyer wanting to return the sale, or equivocate! Say you meant by latest model the design of the machine, which hasn't changed at all, or say you meant latest model meaning Retina screen with no CD/DVD drive and with IveBridge CPUs.


    Depends on the specific units. Many of them have LG screens, and the newer versions, I won't say models, have a different panel that supposedly addresses some of the manufacturing problems the first versions (2012s) had. If you had a Samsung panel its probably only the CPU which had a change to it. But if you had the LG panel, there is a good chance there are small minor tweaks when comparing it to the 2013s. But as far as the specs Apple publishes, the only difference is the .1 ghz on the CPUs, which is trivial.
  6. snapdragonx thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    It has the Samsung panel, so no problems there :)

    Buyer seems to be happy with a $100 refund, so problem solved.

    Thanks for the info all.

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