Site to compare models and benchmarks?

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  1. seanbperiod, Jan 15, 2016
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    seanbperiod macrumors member

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    I've been using a maxed out 2009 MBP and need to upgrade.

    I'm considering all options - 12" MB, MBP retina, or possibly iMac. I'm sure they are all far superior to what I've been working on, but I just want to see by how much.

    Can anyone recommend a site where I can compare stats, benchmarks, etc against each other, including my older 2009 MBP?


    I'm leaning towards the 12" Macbook because of portability, but being 1st gen concerns me, the whole 1 port/dongle issue, and possibly underpowered- as I'll be using photoshop, movie editing, and connecting to a 1080p monitor for the majority of its use. But if it does leaps and bounds over my 2009 MBP, then it might still be in the running. (Plus I like the black option, and I miss my Black Macbook)

    I appreciate any help.
    Thanks!
     
  2. seanbperiod thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Looks like 12" MB is virtually twice as fast as my 2009 MBP, whereas the 13" and definitely the 15" are exponentially better. But looks like all of these are due for a refresh in the next month or 2, so I'm thinking I'll hold off on purchasing, and consider getting one with skylake or buy a "refurb" previous gen model when they come out.
     
  3. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    It seems from what function your laptop is to have, the mid level 15" MBP is a good option with SSD and max RAM that both Photoshop and movie editing software will benefit. If you don't wait for the next model coming out, as stated, consider a refurb or used.

    I have MBP 15" for Photoshop CS6, Capture One and a few other apps and I honestly think it is 'satisfactory' but then again, it depends on the actual usage. Btw, if you really plan to do some movie editing, even if infrequent, it makes sense to have that RAM and the SSD.
     
  4. seanbperiod thread starter macrumors member

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    I rarely do video editing, but it would be nice to have the option. I think if they can come out with the Skylake 13 MBP I'll go for that as I'll be super happy over my 6 year old computer. But if the 12" Macbook gets a refresh and a possible keyboard fix and additional port, I'd consider swinging that way too.
     
  5. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Have you ever worked with Photoshop on a small screen? I usually have my MBP hooked up to a 24" NEC monitor as even 15" is too small to get real work done.
     
  6. seanbperiod thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep! I've been working on a 13" 2009 MBP for the last 6 years. But I also have a 27" monitor that I use at home.
     
  7. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    Get the Mactracker app from the store both for phone & mac.
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    If you are going to buy refurb 2015 anyway then buy one now they are in the refurb store for 2015 models.
     

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