Advice Needed: Macbook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nfl46, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. nfl46, Jun 20, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2015

    nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I figured you all could help me.

    So, I just ordered a Late 2013 Macbook Pro (Retina) with these specs.

    2.4 i5
    8GB Ram
    256GB SSD
    Intel Iris
    Mint condition with charger

    For $740.00.

    Do you think this was a good deal? I am upgrading from my Early 2011 MBP.

    Also, for anyone familiar with this you think it is good enough to play games like SimCity? My Early 2011 was struggling to play it even on low settings.

  2. Martin29 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    Quimper, France
    Might be more appropriate to ask advice before ordering? It's a bit late now..
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011

    That sounds fair for what you paid. Retina, SSD, 8GB. Definitely not bad at all considering its condition. Here is a write up on your GPU that includes various benchmarks. SimCity 4 isn't listed on there but this should at least give you an idea of its capability. In any case, just search for the minimum and recommended system requirements for the game and see what types of hardware it will require.

    I hope this helps.
  4. nfl46 thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Lol, yeah, I know. I still plan on keeping it, though.
  5. nfl46 thread starter macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Oh sweet. Thanks for that link! Oh yeah, I see it listed. My bad, its not called SimCity 4 (that one was released back in 2003.) It's called SimCity. The names confuse me.

    low 1024x768 120.1 fps
    med. 1366x768 24.1 fps

    Seems to run much better than my Intel HD Graphics 3000 in my early 2011.
  6. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    No problem,

    Just keep in mind that resolution. If you play at the native res of the Retina screen you will more than likely have a terrible experience. It seems like you will be able to find a nice balance between a decent res, and low-med settings and still come out with average or at least playable framerates.

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