Any One Return Their rMPB 4 a cheaper model?

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  1. HighEndMac macrumors regular

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    Has anyone returned their rMBP for a cheaper model?
     
  2. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    Im sure someone has.

    Funny that you are asking this when your UserName is HighEndMac? :p
     
  3. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure someones has but once you use this Retina screen, it's really hard to go back.
     
  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    If by cheaper model you mean a cheaper version of the RMBP, I am considering that and will do it if the Engadget battery life claims hold true (they claim that the 2.3 GHz version has 20% better battery life than the 2.6 GHz version).
     
  5. kamran9558 macrumors regular

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    I havent but thinking of doing so, I am not able to justify the extra premium I am paying for just 256 GB space. I am totally confused at the moment. :confused:
     
  6. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    Do you need the extra space?
     
  7. kamran9558 macrumors regular

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    not right now, but i am afraid i might need it in the future and then I donot want to regret my decision. My total data is around 100 GB and I am planning to install windows 7 in the rMBP and ofcourse I would need space for installing the mac apps.
    I would prefer a NAS solution if i'll go with the base model but I am not able to find something which can be used for backup and as a place to dump all my music and photos
     
  8. Collin789 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, if you have music, pictures, etc. you should put those on an external HDD. If you really think you might run out of space, then get the larger SSD. I'm not sure what you're talking about not being able to find a place to backup and put music and photos.
     
  9. MrManwelo macrumors member

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    I bought the base model with upgraded RAM. My biggest gripe was the small SSD. So I've just invested in a 'bargain' NAS set-up.

    I bought a 2nd Gen Airport Extreme off eBay for £45 and a 1TB External Hard drive for £63. So £108 in and I'm set.
     
  10. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

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    Something is totally up with their testing. There is no real-world basis for there being even close to a 20% difference. Maybe 2%. Maybe.
     
  11. kamran9558 macrumors regular

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    Thats not a bad idea, which hard drive did you go for?

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    I meant a solution that can backup and work as a NAS unlike the time capsule which i suppose only works as a backup device.
     
  12. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    I am returning an 8gig tomorrow for a 16 gig (which I also have).
     
  13. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    No, but I did the opposite!

    I returned a 2.6/8/512 and got a 2.7/16/512 instead :)
     
  14. HighEndMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let me know if this is 100% true if you find out. That kinda sucks....

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    yeah, well highend...sometimes....lol

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    I feel you, same boat here....

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    ThunderBolt? USB 3.0? USB 2.0?

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    You noticed that much of a difference?

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    YES! Nice, some hope. If i may ask, what do you do? or is this more recreational.

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    This is hope.....
     
  15. Charlaux macrumors member

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    Exactly,my macbook pro retina is like my baby now.I cant sleep without saying "Good night",kiss her and make sure everything is fine.If anybody wants to give their macbook pro retina I am pretty sure that they are not tech-freaks because I would never give this computer back.
     
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  17. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget they had only one 2.3 model and one 2.6 model for testing. Not a very large sample to draw any conclusions from, for a variety of reasons
     
  18. HighEndMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya i want to know the deal with this...
     
  19. MrManwelo macrumors member

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    I bought a Hitachi 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-Touro-Mobile-External-Drive/dp/B006DZKEAW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342962204&sr=8-1

    and a 2nd gen Airport Extreme. I also have a 500gb Hard drive that i've got plugged in via a USB hub. I'm using that for time machine.
     

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