1. Jonas Lood's Avatar
    I'm trying to understand if there are any significant advantages to upgrading the HW at this point? Does anyone have any real world experience that would suggest an upgrade would be appropriate at this point? I'm very happy with my current unit, that said, keeping up to date can be beneficial if there are some key advantages with the new model.
    07-16-2015 03:31 PM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm trying to understand if there are any significant advantages to upgrading the HW at this point? Does anyone have any real world experience that would suggest an upgrade would be appropriate at this point? I'm very happy with my current unit, that said, keeping up to date can be beneficial if there are some key advantages with the new model.
    I have a 2012 rMBP (the original rMBP), and I have absolutely no reason to or interest in upgrading. This machine still does everything I ask of it, almost completely effortlessly. If you have $2500-3000 burning a hole in your pocket, go for it. I am standing pat. No reason for me to upgrade at this point.
    07-16-2015 04:20 PM
  3. co4nd's Avatar
    I have an early 2013 15" retina MBP, processors haven't really made much of a leap in the last 3 years. Neither has many of the other components. I use my machine pretty heavy and I've never ran out of horse power. You could upgrade the HD in your existing unit, other world computing sells kits with directions, I've taken my back off to clean the motherboard and fans, seems to help the thermals when playing graphic intensive games.
    07-16-2015 06:43 PM
  4. Jonas Lood's Avatar
    Thank you for these insights and I agree. I may upgrade my HD at some point, then again, with my photos on iCloud I just freed up a ton of space, so maybe not ;-)
    07-18-2015 08:03 AM
  5. Channan's Avatar
    I wouldn't bother upgrading yet.
    07-19-2015 09:39 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have a 2012 rMBP (the original rMBP), and I have absolutely no reason to or interest in upgrading. This machine still does everything I ask of it, almost completely effortlessly. If you have $2500-3000 burning a hole in your pocket, go for it. I am standing pat. No reason for me to upgrade at this point.
    I have the same one and I agree.
    07-19-2015 09:43 AM
  7. Algus's Avatar
    15'' Pros are extremely powerful. CPUs in the last couple of years have made modest gains but you're still packing one of the most powerful chips on the market in that machine. RAM might be an issue if you bought one of the cheaper models but unfortunately there is not much you can do about that. Apple has finally put a slightly better GPU in the 15'' Pro so that might be something you'd want.

    More storage is always nice but the retina MacBooks are not really user serviceable. The SSD can be replaced if you know what you are doing but replacements and upgrades are not necessarily cheap.

    I wouldn't worry to much about upgrading the machine unless you are needing some cutting edge GPU tech in your mobile computer and there isn't much to be done there except trade in your old model as credit towards a new machine.
    Jonas Lood likes this.
    07-19-2015 05:38 PM
  8. Jonas Lood's Avatar
    Agreed and tx :-)
    07-20-2015 01:38 PM

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