upgrade to current 2015 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by potatosalad, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. potatosalad, Mar 11, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015

    potatosalad macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    Hi everyone,

    I have been using my current macbook for 6 years now. I think it is time for me to upgrade and I did wait for the update as well.

    I am trying to get your feedback and your experience just so I can make a decision.

    I am a graphic designer and cinematographer. So I use final cut pro x, light room, most adobe software on a regular daily.

    Which should I upgrade? I know I will upgrade the ram to 16gb. Or should I upgrade the CPU? I am planning to use this laptop for another 4+ years more.



    I own a 2009, 13" macbook pro. With 8gb or ram and 500gb hard drive space.

    Willing to go for the new 13" macbook that just release. It is going to cost me $2500 roughly. (Bit under that)

    I know with that money, I could go for the 15". But I Dont really want the heavy. I need it to be portable. But powerful enough. To use those program I said before.
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Which model do you have now, and how does it not currently meet your needs?
  3. potatosalad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015

    Sorry I should have mention it. I currently using a 13" macbook pro. With 8gb of ram, 500gb hard drive.

    I am thinking of the new macbook pro 13" ? Would that be a big upgrade for me ?
  4. x34 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2014
    of course i would go for the 15 incher.
  5. kave macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    The 13" Retina is a great machine. Get the SSD storage you need, skip the cpu upgrade.
  6. potatosalad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2015
    I don't own a retina macbook right now.

    Isn't the new macbook comes in 256GB PCIe-based flash storage. Sorry i'm pretty new with this SSD stuff.
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    You don't want the macbook

    You don't want that new macbook. It is a very low powered CPU and the GPU is poor and for your work case you want at least the power of the 13 inch rMBP.

    As others have said with your work case the quad core in the 15 inch is what you really need your apps will make good use of it and the Iris pro GPU, however the 15 inch hasn't been updated to broadwell yet as the chips aren't available...
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    He meant retina MBP 13".

    Which has a better Iris 6100, Broadwell-U and has a fan.
  9. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    The current 15" retina Macbook Pro is the same about weight (very slightly less) than your 2009 13". So if your current one seems heavy, then go with the new 13" (trims it by about another pound). If you are comfortable with the weight you have now, then the 15" rMBP is the ticket. Same weight, massive upgrade.
  10. kave macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2012
    If you can manage ok with that old 13" a new 13" Retina will be much faster.
    The 13" Retina has just been updated with a brand new processor, the 15" is soon to be updated.
    What I mean is to get the storage you need, in fact it is a PCIe attached SSD unit, chose between 256,512 and 1TB.

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