So is the 15 inch the only one with the upgraded NVidia option

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  1. Dekard, Nov 7, 2013
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    Dekard macrumors 6502

    Dekard

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    So looking at the new MBP's I noticed only the 15 inch can get the NVidia card is that new or has always been like that, I was looking at a 13 inch MBP this time and was hoping to get the NVidia card in it.. but looks like it's only intel iris..

    nevermind.. yeah looks like thats the only option if you want the nvidia card.
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    That's the way it's been since 2011 when Apple started using Intel's Sandy Bridge (2nd-generation Core i series) CPUs. Only the 15-inch and former 17-inch models came with discreet GPUs.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    It even goes as far back as 2009 or possibly further. My 13" mid-2009 had an NVIDIA, but it's integrated, not discreet. I couldn't tell you why that is, but I'm sure others can. As far as I understand it, the 13" MacBook Pro has never had discreet graphics.
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't really need any either.
     
  5. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    You wouldn't want it to have a discrete graphics card, unless you plan to use your mbp for cooking.
     

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