13" macbook retina or 15" non retina

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

  1. waring192 macrumors member

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    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

    or

    £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

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  3. waring192 thread starter macrumors member

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    Was just wondering as the retina is a year newer. Also, just double checked, the 15" comes with 4gb ram.
     
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  5. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    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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