13" or 15" Retina?

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  1. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't afford the 2.6 GHz 15" Retina MBP but I could get the 2.3, but then I couldn't upgrade from 256gb. So should it be 2.3GHz 15" Retina, or 2.9GHz 13"? Help please.
     
  2. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'd take the base 15" Retina for sure.
     
  3. GeorgeN111 macrumors regular

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    Retina all the way! More future proof, and lets face it. That screen looks incredible. But that is personal, I would go for the Retina Mac even if it came with a 120GB SSD, I want it because of the Retina Display frankly, of course the internals also. I will connect my external hard-drive to it anyway.
     
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    Wise man once say "always go bigger when faced with option, some men always small"
     
  5. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guess I'll go for 15 retina then. No arguments for 13".
     
  6. Mizzou02RS macrumors member

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    I just popped on a new high-end 2012 MacBook Pro 13" 2.9ghz i7 with the BTO 1TB hard drive...it already comes with 8GB of RAM, so for my uses, it'll be great.

    Basically it all boils down to what you're going to use it for...as for me, the 13" will be more than enough...
     
  7. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does BTO mean?
     
  8. nativetongue03 macrumors member

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    Were you able to find a 13' with retina? I dont see it on the site.

    Im a big fan of 13' MBP myself. I hate huge laptops. I think id consider going back to Windows before i get a 15-17' laptop :mad:

    Push comes to shove i'll go with a macbook air
     
  9. JS3 macrumors regular

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    Retina only comes in the 15"
     
  10. Mizzou02RS macrumors member

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    Build to order...it's the options you can choose when buying from Apple.

    No...but unlike many here, retina is not all the important to me.
     
  11. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Im not sure you should be buying either if a few comments from a forum are what's persuading you... Maybe you should assess your desires from a computer and decide.
     
  12. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Um no. I was set on a 13 inch retina. That didn't happen. So now I have a choice between either retina or 13 inch.
     
  13. nativetongue03 macrumors member

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    yeah i just confirmed that with them on the apple site. I'm going 13". No Retina for me.
     
  14. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wish I could order my 15 inch retina now for in-store pickup.
     
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    I think that is the way I'm going to go. Any luck with orders?
     
  17. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This wait is giving me time to think. It's going to suck If A) the 13inch retina comes out in August. And B) if you can get the next new ones next year for a fraction of the price.
     
  18. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt a 13inch Retina MBP will come out in August. The next refresh, which is probably 10 months (give or take a month) down the line, perhaps will boast a 13inch Retina, but I wouldn't expect it in August. The reason being is that it's not a simple upgrade, such as a mild processor bump, to be a mid-cycle arrival.
     
  19. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Very unlikely. The base 15" Macbook Pro (with a dedicated GPU) has hovered at around $1999 for a long long time. The 2006 Intel Macbook Pro started at $1999, as did the 2008 Unibody Macbook Pro.

    Now, four years later, we're down by a whole $200 to $1799.

    The specs got (much) better, but the price bracket stayed the same.
     
  20. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The specs are another. Sure we will see much more storage.
     
  21. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    How about neither...i notice you have a Late 2006 MacBook, Black, 2.0 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, 320 GB HD...if you bought a nice ssd you would be blown away at how much faster your macbook would be.

    I just did the same thing with my macbook,and in real world apps it boot and runs programs (non gaming because of intel gpu) faster then 2010 mbp.

    For about $200 you could get a 128gig intel 520 series (fast and most reliable ssd's out there...and then buy a sata external enclosure and use your old drive as extra storage...

    Here is my post all about what i did...save your money!

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1382107
     
  22. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    I think I'll stick with my 2011 13" MBP, I really want the retina but also don't like big laptops. a lot of the people purchasing are buying solely on impulse...new latop, latest technology, but 80% likely won't be using it to its full potential
     
  23. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I think 256GB will probably stay the base storage for a year or two, but of course at some point that will be bumped to 512GB as prices allow.
     
  24. undies1993 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You think they will keep 256 base for next year?
     
  25. jypatl macrumors newbie

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    Definitely go with the 15 inch macbook pro. I just bought a 13 inch macbook pro and I can't stop thinking about how much better everything would be on that retina display. Also I hate how all my windows are so bunched up together. I'm going to return this macbook pro tomorrow at the store. I ordered the 15 inch retina so it'll be here end of June :(
     

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