2012 MBPro or MBPro Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pepatrick, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. pepatrick, Jun 25, 2012
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    pepatrick macrumors member

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    Ok..just picked up the last MBP 2.7 in the apple store. Got student discount even a with very very old student id card. I knew I kept it for some reason. The laptop will spend 99.99% of its life in a twelvesouth book arc.

    I will transfer my 240gb OWC extreme 6g ssd from my early 2011 MBPro and purchase 16gb from OWC.

    Help me...why do I feel like I should have purchased the retina display model even though I will probably not use it as a portable that much? This MBP will end up saving me almost 1000 over the comparable MBPr.

    Yeah..I like the latest and the greatest but I want to feel good about the non retina MBP.
     
  2. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I had the 17in MBP for about a week and decided to go with the Retina. Really, Really glad I did. Screen is so worth the extra money!
     
  3. pepatrick thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree..the retina screen is awesome, but again..it is going through my 27" Thunderbolt display most of the time.
     
  4. arctic macrumors 6502a

    arctic

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    The subject title seems like you're still choosing but you said you already bought the 2.7.
    Sooooo what are we talking about here?

    :confused:
     
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Then what's the problem? I think you just need a little sun and fresh air ;)
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    i know for most people it doesn't make sense b.c you can get a base retina with better specs than a high res regular.
     
  7. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    The regular (legacy) MacBook Pro with the maxed out config I'm assuming.

    OP, there's no point getting a Retina Pro in your situation. The whole point of it is that it's lighter and has a better screen- if you're basically going to use it like a desktop that you might occasionally move around the one you have seems to be perfectly suited for you.
     
  8. pepatrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Now there is someone talking sense. Like the M5 avatar too. Longtime BMW fan...even though now I am driving a new Chevy Avalanche LTZ...
     
  9. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    Glad to help!

    Some pictures of mine here and here :)

    Chevy Avalanche eh... should've sprung for the M3 Truck :p

    [​IMG]
     
  10. pepatrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Did they actually ship that over here. I have not seen one yet, but is kind of cool. I had a 2007 X5 4.8. Loved it but once it went out of warranty it was draining my wallet. I am looking at a 2008 M5 with 28k miles on it. Could be a fun mid life ride.
     
  11. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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    Ha, no, that's just a fake render I think. Don't think BMW ever made a truck for real.

    Considered an X5M? I had one for a while and that TT 4.4 was awesome, I just didn't need something that large.

    It's not a mid life ride, it's a practical 4 door saloon car that just so happens to have an enormous V10 stuck in the front :p

    Just be prepared for trips to the pumps, I'm barely getting 8mpg out of mine.
     

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