rMBP early 2013 vs late 2014
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
So I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ 16GB Ram. For over a year, I've been running in in "Scaled Resolution Mode", and I've been connecting it to a Thunderbolt Display's power. After a while, the laptop started heating up, a lot. Eventually, it randomly gets slower, memory usage gets unexpectedly high even when I'm not running anything much really. For example, Mail.App with iCloud and 2 Gmail accounts with hundreds of thousands of emails in them would drive the computer nuts in memory and heat.
I think that it is my mistake for running it in Scaled Resolution mode for so long and I may have just permanently shortened it's life and negatively affected it's performance, but I'm not sure.
Now, if I run something as simple as Photoshop, Coda, or VMWare for long periods of time, it just gets to point of where's it's unusable until I quit all those applications.
Also Safari randomly slows things down drastically, and unexplainably. I only have 2 Addons in Safari, 1Password & AdBlockPlus.
At any given moment, it's using 10 to 13 GB of memory:
I admit that I use it for a lot of work stuff for at least 18~20 hours per day, every day, and said work stuff could be coding in Coda, working in Photoshop, 24x7x365 multiple SSH connections in terminal etc..., and at any given moment I have Safari and Chrome open with multiple tabs.
Furthermore, I wonder if the power connection from the Thunderbolt display may have also caused some internal damage.... I am saying that because my Mid 2013 MacBook Air seldom experiences any slowness, and I use it almost as often as I use the rMBP. However, it is seldom connected to the Thunderbolt display and never connected to the Thunderbolt display power. Meanwhile, connecting the rMBP to the Thunderbolt display will heat it up, badly. Notice the temperature here, and the CPU running at full speed:
That all being said, I think I may need a more powerful rMBP. The 5K iMac with 32 GB Ram is an ideal computer for me, but I need the portability of the rMBP as I move around a lot, from the office to the living room to Starbucks etc... And I often have to work while on the road.
Now, my question is: Does any of you have a late 2014 rMBP with the 2.8 GHz Processor that boosts up to 4 GHz? If yes, how do you like it? Is it significantly faster than the 2013 rMBP? I'd assume it's faster as it has a more powerful processor. For those of you who has it, how do you like it? Is it ready for heavy-duty?
If anyone can give me some insight on what I'm experiencing with my current rMBP, that would be wonderful!
Edit: Sorry for posting in the wrong forum... It was 4-ish in the morning!