MacBook Pro 15" late 2011 vs MacBook Pro 13" Retina late 2014

Mar 26, 2015
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Not sure if this is the right forum to post in but I'll give it a chance.

I currently have a:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
2,2 GHz Intel Core i7
10 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
120 GB SSD

And I just got an offer to switch it for a:

MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina, Late 2014)
2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
8 GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
128 GB SSD

I work mostly with graphics and programming, I usually have an extra display connected so 2inches less doesn't matter so much for work, but will make traveling better.

So I'm wondering two things. Putting size aside, which computer would perform better? Anyone with experience with both laptops, which would you choose?

And, could I use both the magsafe adapters with both computers even though they are slightly different?

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