15" 256gb rmacbookpro or 15" 512gb rmacbookpro

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  1. Brad8803 macrumors newbie

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    Is the extra drive space and gpu worth the $500 difference? I do some video editing and some autocad.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The extra space itself plus the faster processor is.

    The GPU is an added bonus as well, and it'll shine in CUDA accelerated software, even if the GPU is pretty outdated.
     
  3. jmazzamj macrumors regular

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    I suggest you to check out barefeats, they usually run test to address your doubts, depending on the software you run you may or may not experience a huge difference.

    You are welcome
     
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    I have the 256 version and it runs Autocad and premier pro fine. When I bought it I chose to spend some money on upgrading the RAM to 16gb but I think Apple have stopped doing this now. Use the extra cash you save to buy a an external 1TB USB 3.0 Hard drive for £40
     
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  7. Brad8803 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback. Saved the cash and got the 256gb and shopping for a nice external and AppleCare.
     
  8. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    That's exactly what I did in 2013 when choosing my 15" rMBP. I snagged AppleCare at a discount through my friend's work and I grabbed a nice 2TB portable hard drive. I don't always need everything stored locally (though after using bootcamp I do find the external drive is more necessary than it used to be. But I still have about 30GB of free space left on each partition).
     

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