Should I buy MacBook pro 2013 or MacBook pro 2014

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skavinvarnan, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. skavinvarnan macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2014
    MacBook pro 2014 or MacBook pro 2013?As the newer model of MacBook pro is released last week. I was planning to purchase the newest version.

    I did lot of research and found out the newest version is 200mhz faster that the 2013 version..

    I saw some benchmark results and found out that yes the newest version is faster that is the older one. But ssd benchmark says that 128gb ssd has 700mb read and 350mb write and the 256gb ssd has 700mb read and 700mb write.

    So I have two choice mbp 2014, i5 2.6, 8gb and 128gb or the mbp 2014, i5 2.5, 8gb and 256gb 2014 model has better processor and slow ssd. 2013 model has slow processor and fast ssd Overall the performance is going to be the same right?

    Now what should I buy?

    Price factor in India both has exactly the same price
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    If they're both the same price, get the 2014 model. In the real world, you probably won't notice the difference.
  3. skavinvarnan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2014
    In real world if both perform the same... I can get a extra 128gb with same price if I go for 2013 model...

    Can you please say why shouldn't I choose late 2013 model?
  4. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    There isn't any noticeable difference between the two models. If you can get extra memory for the same price by going for 2013, then definitely go for the 2013 model
  5. skavinvarnan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2014
    Mention wrongly on my above post it's actually

    I have two choice mbp 2014, i5 2.6, 8gb and 128gb or the mbp late 2013, i5 2.4, 8gb and 256gb
  6. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    I am losing my mind over this decision..

    1. Trying to decide between a 13"/15"

    2. The 2014 13" 256gb new with college discount is $1399 and $100 gift card($1299)

    3. The late 2013 15" 256gb refurb is $1529

    4. The late 2013 13" 256 is $1189

    5. The other option is just get an macbook air for around $900 and then upgrade my ipad 3 to a ipad we are talking about $1400-$1500 for that option.

    6. :(
  7. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    get the 4th option unless you run cpu intensive programms that would really profit from 0.2ghz more.
    There is not many people whomrun such programms!
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Wow - thread #639 in the past week asking the same thing.

    Bottom line - the machines are so close to the same, that... well... same thing has already been same over and over.
  9. capathy21 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    To everyone who can't decide, get the 2013 i5/8/256 from Apple's refurb store for $1189. By far the best deal available.

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