Call me crazy, but I just spent 3k on a MacBook Pro Retina

red321red321

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2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.
 

Lunfai

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2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.
If you do see changes you will have 14 days to return so it's all good!
 

xPurpleblob

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2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.
oh, stop trying to kid yourself, you should've waited
 

Chuck-Norris

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2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.
its 300 dollars more to jump from 256GB to 512GB SSD, you found that worth it?>
 

Ricanlegend

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2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.
Whatever lets you sleep at night, wwdc is only 1 week away
 

B...

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It's one thing needing a laptop now, but it sounds like you just didn't want to wait. Since the refresh is 6 dys away, that seems more silly than purposeful.
 

red321red321

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its 300 dollars more to jump from 256GB to 512GB SSD, you found that worth it?>
With all due respect, absolutely not, Mr. Norris. But, it seems difficult or impossible to upgrade the Pro now and so I felt that I had little or no choice. I hate running out of hard disk space and need to run both Mac OS X and Win 7.
 

devilcm3

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Well, give me your estimate for June 18th on a Early-2013 2.7GHz, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
For all I know, today, the Mid-2012 model costs $50 more than the Early-2013 one, and the latter has gotten it's price knocked down $200.
same price? :confused:

i don't think they would actually make another price drop since they just did a few months ago?
 

thekev

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With all due respect, absolutely not, Mr. Norris. But, it seems difficult or impossible to upgrade the Pro now and so I felt that I had little or no choice. I hate running out of hard disk space and need to run both Mac OS X and Win 7.
That is a good choice. I don't see OWCs options for the rmbp becoming that cheap. I don't bother with the fastest notebook cpus. Notebooks often throttle. I don't see a lot of difference in sustained performance there. The 2.3 and 2.6 seem to be the same chip clocked out. I'm not sure about the 2.7, but the difference between those 3 seems trivial overall. I cannot think of many tasks where one would choke and another would be suitable.
 

iPhonesandMacs

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same price? :confused:

i don't think they would actually make another price drop since they just did a few months ago?
No, it will go down in price, because if they release updated 15", how are they going to sell the old one and the new one for the same price? They wont lol.
 

IlikeMacsSoMuch

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Just enjoy it!

2.7 GHz processor
16GB RAM
512GB hard drive

Don't want to wait for Haswell, the 50% battery life improvement is overrated since CPU these days is only a fraction of the total power draw (others are display, hard drive, graphics, wireless, etc).

I suppose it's also possible that Apple won't even update the 15" rMBP for some time. Intel's new chips seem to always have supply problems, so people waiting might have to wait longer than expected.

Don't pay attention OP, you bought an amazing Mac, even if it gets updated one week from now, you'll still have an amazing Mac.

True you can return it next week, or not. If you do return it to order something else, say a new rMBP. How long will you have to wait to get it?

Anyway, if you're happy with your purchase, enjoy!:)
 

duervo

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Not crazy. If you need it now, you buy it now. If you see no reason to wait, then buy it now. Shouldn't care what a bunch of anonymous Internet peeps think about your decision. If you're happy with it, then to hell with all of us.
 

red321red321

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Don't pay attention OP, you bought an amazing Mac, even if it gets updated one week from now, you'll still have an amazing Mac.

True you can return it next week, or not. If you do return it to order something else, say a new rMBP. How long will you have to wait to get it?

Anyway, if you're happy with your purchase, enjoy!:)
Your logic is strong. Honestly, I just use this computer to surf the net, email, Microsoft Office stuff, etc. I got the Retina and all those high end specs cause I just want things to be fast, quiet (ie, no fan blowing all the time), and with a nice sharp display.
 

devilcm3

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That is a good choice. I don't see OWCs options for the rmbp becoming that cheap. I don't bother with the fastest notebook cpus. Notebooks often throttle. I don't see a lot of difference in sustained performance there. The 2.3 and 2.6 seem to be the same chip clocked out. I'm not sure about the 2.7, but the difference between those 3 seems trivial overall. I cannot think of many tasks where one would choke and another would be suitable.
i stopped believing processor clockspeed.
sure you can get more 0.4ghz but the performance is almost negligible in daily tasks, better spend those on increasing the RAM
 

ae1440

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also recent new purchase

my old macbook died hard on me suddenly and i had to buy a new one two weeks ago so yes im out of the window already, but i can say i didnt buy into the hype of retina i stuck with my trusty 15 anti glare with top of the line specs, i do plan on going 16 gbs ram and a 500gbish SSD later which i wouldnt be able to do with a retina so for me it was a easy choice!
 

thekev

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i stopped believing processor clockspeed.
sure you can get more 0.4ghz but the performance is almost negligible in daily tasks, better spend those on increasing the RAM
I wasn't just referring to daily tasks. I was referring to actual performance differences between the two specs where they're both pushed as hard as possible. Outside of benchmarks, the differences rarely add up. Restricting the discussion to notebooks only, your real gains are moving from dual to quad core. Beyond that performance gains tend to be outpaced by price. On the 2.3 vs 2.6, intel lists the same recommended customer pricing on both.