13 inch MacBook Pro Retina Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sven11, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Sven11 Suspended

    Sep 25, 2010
    1. 128GB or 256GB? (~65GB iTunes, ~20GB applications/Data + OS X, iLife and iWork)
    2. Intel Core i5 or i7?
    3. Does Star Trek Online work on it?
  2. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2011
    1. 128 GB --> 99 GB free - 65 - 20 = 4 GB left...

    2. Up to you

    3. IDK
  3. Sven11 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 25, 2010
    1. Will it slowdown the computer? Recommendation?
    2. Has the i5 enough speed? How much faster would the i7 be?
    3. IDK?
  4. markus843 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    North america
  5. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000


    Jul 18, 2010
    Boston, MA
    1.) 128GB....256GB isn't worth the extra $300. Neither is all that much space so might as well save the money until 512GB SSD's are the norm. Until then, make due with external storage if needed (Time Capsule, DropBox, Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 HDD are all great options).

    2.) From what I've read, the i5 is just fine for most everything and the i7 (still Duel-Core) isn't really worth the cost to upgrade. If you want a crazy powerful chip, go with the 15". For what you do, the i5 will be fine.

    3.) I don't even know what that means.
  6. Sven11 thread starter Suspended

    Sep 25, 2010
    It is a game.
  7. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    1. 256GB for sure ( you could manage on 128GB too, but it will be tight )
    2. Up to you ( if money is not a huge, huge problem, then i7 )
    3. I haven't got a clue either... but you should be able to run it in Bootcamp
  8. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2011
    You should get 256 if you left your data the way it is. 4GB free space is ridiculously low. You probably could run a mac with that much space left, but you'll hit the ceiling way too frequently. The mac also needs some free space for virtual memory etc. to run well.

    There's enough people who're able to live very well with 128 GB. But in your case you'd have to thin out your very large iTunes library first.
  9. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    If you have your 65GB itunes library you will definitely want the 256GB drive.

    The only reason I went with the 128GB is because my iTunes library is on another computer.

    So I have 99GB free even with MS Office, a small Aperture library, and a bunch of developer tools and some other random apps. It helps that I've gotten rid of my sleepimage file though (8GB).

    I figure I'll use up another 10GB if I want to put XCode and... well maybe Portal 2 which is the only game I get to play these days.
  10. PapaVBnMOMO macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Get the base model, if ur doing any upgrade, might as well get the 15"

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