13" macbook retina or 15" non retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by waring192, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. waring192 macrumors member

    May 16, 2012
    Looking to upgrade my air this afternoon and been checking out the refurb section and found to possible contenders:

    £1099 - New 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display (June 2013) 4gb ram and 128 GB


    £1189 - Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 (June 2013) 8gb ram and 512gb.

    My partner has the first one and I currently use a mid 2011 air. I do quite like the retina 13" but I find everything is too large on the screen. I have never tried the 15" but like the idea, is it going to be much more powerful that the retina?

    Many thanks.
  2. accountforit macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2014
  3. waring192 thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2012
    Was just wondering as the retina is a year newer. Also, just double checked, the 15" comes with 4gb ram.
  4. HipsterGG macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2013
  5. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    If you need power, get the non-retina. If you need maximum portability, get the 13" retina if you are fine with 4GB of unupgradeable RAM and a mere 128GB SSD.

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