1. kennethkilo's Avatar
    Assuming both cost the same...
    Would you choose
    1) the early 13' rMBP with 2.6 ghz i5, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd intel 4000 or
    2) the new late 13' rMBP with baseline 2.4 ghz, 4gb ram, 128 gb ssd, iris graphics
    Both are exactly 1300$
    Last edited by kennethkilo; 11-21-2013 at 07:11 PM.
    11-21-2013 11:58 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'd go with the first one with more ram and a bigger hard drive.

    One other difference between the two though is that the second will get longer battery life due to the Haswell processor.
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    11-21-2013 12:03 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Great question, I have owned #1 and returned it to best buy in exchange for the newer model however I opted for the 8 gig with 256 variant. Both are great machines, however for the money the 256 SSD does really make a big difference when it comes to storage. As far as performance? Option #2 is not only faster but feels faster in day to day use, you will notice the difference immediately the first time you start scrolling in Safari. So your question is a tough one however let me try to keep it simple.

    Purchase the early 13" if you need the storage or Purchase the late 13" if you want better performance and battery life.

    Keep in mind that the newer version with iris also holds 1 gig of ram for the video graphics so you essentially have 3 gigs of system memory, which is fine for day to day tasks heck even Parallels Desktop with windows 8 runs fine. In the end both are fantastic devices.
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    11-21-2013 12:05 PM
  4. kennethkilo's Avatar
    I guess it comes down to how much the new form factor and graphics card matters to me...
    Such a hard decision!
    11-21-2013 06:47 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    What is an "rMCP"? Is it anything like an retina MacBook Pro?
    kennethkilo likes this.
    11-21-2013 06:50 PM
  6. kennethkilo's Avatar
    whoops, rMBP! well it is posted under the macbook pro section... :P
    11-21-2013 07:10 PM
  7. snookasnoo's Avatar
    Assuming both cost the same...
    Would you choose
    1) the early 13' rMBP with 2.6 ghz i5, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd intel 4000 or
    2) the new late 13' rMBP with baseline 2.4 ghz, 4gb ram, 128 gb ssd, iris graphics
    Both are exactly 1300$
    That's a no brainier. The newer model is lighter and thinner, has ac wifi, much better battery life, faster gpu. No way would I get the earlier model.


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    11-28-2013 05:50 PM

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