Simple question (well, two...)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Beachguy, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    In the event I end up replacing a damaged MBP (2012, I7, 2.5Ghz), will a 2.2Ghz 2014/2015 feel faster on computing intensive things, or feel about the same. My impression is it should be a bit faster, but I am looking for verification.

    Also, how much difference would I notice coming from a spinning disk 2012 to an SSD 2014? 2015? Is the cost for the 2015 refurb versus the 2014 worth the difference?

    Thanks peeps!
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Define faster. If you're doing 3D work in Photoshop, yo'll see a slight increase as to how quickly the processing is done. As to the difference between a spinning disk and SSD - think sailing ship vs. the Millenium Falcon.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3

    T5BRICK

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    It'll feel a little faster when completing CPU intensive tasks.

    The upgrade from a HDD to a SSD is HUGE. You'll notice this the most. The 2015 models are nice, and I really like the Force Touch trackpad, but it depends on your budget. There isn't a huge performance difference between the two.
     
  4. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Beachguy

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    Thanks... I knew the HDD to SSD change would be dramatic, but worded my question incorrectly. Still, the answer was there that I probably wouldn't feel massive differences between the 2014 and the 2015. I don't do photo/video stuff, just net surfing and office type stuff, watching video and other similar things.
     

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