2014 Retina MacBook Pro 13″ vs 15″ Comparison Smackdown

Lisa Gade compares the 2014 Retina MacBook Pro 13” and the 15” laptops. Check out our video review of the Retina MacBook Pro 13” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng7734dN420
Check out our written review of the Retina MacBook Pro 13” at: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/2013-MacBook-Pro-13.htm
Check out our video review of the Retina MacBook Pro 15” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e30yCrIN-gk
Check out our written review of the Retina MacBook Pro 15” at: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/MacBook-Pro-Retina-Display.htm
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 15heartz says:

    can you download movies and mp3 on mac?

  2. checksandbalances0 says:

    Help please, I have the 13 inch 8GB/128GB pro. I want to download Rome
    Total War 2 and basically I want to know if the game size would be deducted
    from the 8GB or the 128GB

  3. Damon Adrian says:

    Hi. In in grade 10 and I want to go to IB or AP next year. I need a laptop
    for presentations and programming (my field of study). I game on a console,
    so gaming is not important.

    Also other questions.

    Is 8gb ram future proof? I want to keep my Mac for 7 years.
    Is dual core fast enough? Does the 13 lag?


  4. Andy Ramirez says:

    I’m in the market for a 13″ rMBP for college and I’m wondering if I should
    just buy one now or wait later this year to see what Apple has planned for
    this year’s line of rMBP?

  5. robby123ism says:


  6. HaydenCamposs says:

    Should I get the 13 or 15? I will use it for YouTube videos, homework, and

  7. Tevo41 says:

    Imac or macbook pro 15″?

  8. LeBeautiful says:

    My MacBook Pro 13″ screen is flickering. Anybody know how I can fix it?

  9. MrBryan4789 says:

    Which one should I get if I use it for school and also surf the web and
    play games on it? (like league of legends, hearthstone etc.)

  10. SliM DruMMuH says:

    what kills me about these macs are the GB’s. 128 and 250 aren’t enough for
    me and that’ll me i’ll have to upgrade the drive. smh

  11. spasserfar78 says:

    +MobileTechReview Hi Lisa. Thank you for an amazing video. I have a couple
    of questions to which I would like your opinion:

    1) Just how portable (or not) is the 15″? Do you have any trouble to fit it
    into most regular sized bags? I just got accepted to law school, so I’ll be
    carrying it around a lot among home, school, café, study hall etc.

    2) What is your thoughts on getting an Apple 27″ Display vs. base model 27″
    iMac? If I went with the 13″ rMBP I would probably want a bigger screen at
    home. Which do you recommend and why?

  12. Daniel Maia says:

    What about a comparison between the XPS 15 and the Pro Retina 15?

  13. Zeh Zahl says:

    I’m a little confused about something. In your video, somewhere between the
    9:15-9:52 mark, you first said the screen resolutions of the 13″ and 15″
    MBPs were 2560×1600 and 2880×1800, respectively. But then a few moments
    later you said the maximum resolutions of the two were 1680×1050 and
    1920×1280, respectively. That doesn’t make sense. Could you please clarify
    what you meant?

    Great review, by the way. I’m thinking about getting one of these in the
    near future and choosing between the two is difficult!

  14. Koty Lee says:

    Really does weight really matter that much??

  15. Ulises Dezeeuw says:

    Can someone please help me out? I wanna work with Adobe Photoshop, Logic
    Pro and a video editing software. Would a 13inch be enough for that or
    would I have to get a 15inch with more storage and ram? 

  16. Jeremy Lai Wai Kit says:

    Just asking opinions from Objective C programmers, which Macbook do you
    guys prefer for XCode development? The 512GB 13 inch or the 256GB 15 inch?
    I also plan to install windows into the laptop as well, would 256GB be
    enough to hold the Windows OS along with personal stuff like Adobe apps,
    pictures, and music? 

  17. MobileTechReview says:

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