Yet another "which 15?" thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AppleGoat, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Given price is not a consideration (there is only a measly $40 difference between the two computers) which would you get if you were me. I do graphic design but I have no desire (nor will I ever have a desire) to game. Doing 3D work is not something I currently do, but I can't predict whether or not I will want to dabble with it down the road.

    Here are the two options (both refurbs):

    Late 2013 base 15" Haswell 2ghz with Iris Pro Graphics
    $1,699

    OR

    Early 2013 base 15" Ivy Bridge 2.4ghz with Nvidia 650M
    $1,659 (when it's there)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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  3. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    These two models are well known -- they are the base models for the current and past generations. Both have 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage.
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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  5. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks -- that's what I'm leaning towards. Faster storage, faster I/O, faster WiFi. Not having a discrete graphics card kinda rubs me the wrong way, however.
     
  6. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I have the early 2103 model, should of got the 16gb/512gb. I would get it if buying again. Then you would have it all.
     
  7. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Iris Pro is just about as fast as the 650m.
     
  8. AppleGoat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that model is out of my price range (as if the base model I am considering is not)
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The Iris Pro graphics is great. I run on that all the time and I have no issues with pro apps.

    I would get the newer one.
     

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