2015 MacBook Pro 13" vs 2013 MacBook Pro 15" for Lightroom and Photoshop in 2017?

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Kristada673
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2015 MacBook Pro 13" vs 2013 MacBook Pro 15" for Lightroom and Photoshop in 2017?

I have 2 second hand options to buy, both for $950 -

  1. MacBook pro 13" 2015 with 16 GB DDR3 1866 MHz RAM, 256 GB PCIe SSD, 2.9-3.3 GHz dual core i5 CPU, and Intel iris 6100 integrated GPU.
  2. MacBook pro 15" 2013 with 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM, 512 GB SATA3 SSD, 2.2-3.4 GHz quad core i7 CPU and Nvidia 650M dedicated GPU and Intel HD 4000 integrated GPU.

Which one should I get, assuming both laptops are in excellent condition? I do only photo editing with Lightroom and Photoshop, zero video editing (apart from time lapses).

Instead of "it depends", views, opinions and facts about specific use cases where one performs better than the other are welcome.

P.S. Weight and heat are issues, but secondary. I want to know about all the other performance related concerns before making my decision by weighing in the heat and weight factors.

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