Ask DN: MacBook Pro 13" 2015 Opinions

almost 6 years ago from Ben Koca, User Experience Designer

  • Ragnar VorelRagnar Vorel, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Just last Thursday I bought the new 13" rMBP (2.9Ghz i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) and while I haven't really used it all too much during the time, it's been pretty flawless so far.

    Being a designer + coder, I've been running Sketch and Atom + iTerm 2 and well… no complaints really. Haven't ran Photoshop on it yet as I don't use it for personal work but will have to do it at some point for client work. But I doubt it'll have any problems.

    It's an immense upgrade for me, coming from a 2009 15" MBP, which has been an absolute warrior for the past 6 years, but has finally started to show its age. No other inferior laptop would've lasted 6 years, like my MBP did. The only reason I upgraded was cause the CPU can't handle running a Vagrant VBox very well.

    So basically - it's more than enough for what your needs are. And it'll be like this for years to come. You might want to upgrade your RAM to 16GB but I personally thought 8GB is more than enough for the time being. I might do it in a few years.

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