Can't wait!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yanksrox94, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Yanksrox94 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    My second I device after my iPad is coming in today!! I'm getting my first Mac after being a heavy pc user. I order a cMBP 13"/128g ssd/8g ram/i7 . I know there will be a learning curve but I look forward to learning on my own and from this forum.
  2. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    If you paid for Apple's SSD in the 13" MBP then you really need to return it and get a 13" MacBook Air instead. The only real reason to get a 13" Pro is to install your own SSD. If you're not planning on doing that then there's no reason to not get the 2012 Air.
  3. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    No sure of OP's intended use, but the full voltage mobile CPU could make a difference.
  4. Dragoro macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2010
    Congrats!! Will be a great day for you! :)

    Way to rain on a guys parade :(
  5. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Not much. It's still a dual-core, and the base Air CPU still turbos to 2.8 GHz. If the OP was really concerned with CPU performance he wouldn't be able to settle for dual-core.

    The 13" Air 2 GHz/8GB/256 is the best 13" on the market, but will be a bit more than the 13" MBP the OP configured. The 1.8 GHz/8GB/128 is actually $200 less than the MBP equivalent and would be much better in the long run, IMO.
  6. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2009
    You should return that, get the standard i7 setup and install your own RAM and SSD. It will be MUCH cheaper and save you $$$.

    Otherwise, get a MBA
  7. PEN10k macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    What if it's a design preference?
  8. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Then that's dumb? The Air is much thinner, much lighter and all-around better. The only justifiable reason for the 13" MBP's existence is user-upgradeability. Beyond that it's a pointless machine.
  9. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
    Dumb? I personally don't like the Air. It wobbles on my lap when I type on it, the edge has no weight on it! Not to mention that I always feel like I'm about to break the damn thing just by holding it & opening it. They're very "dainty" feeling computers, and are the reason why I'll always take a Pro over an Air.
  10. PEN10k macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2012
    Oh jesus, you got to be kidding.

    - So it's dumb to have your own opinion? Christ..
    Personally I don't like the design of the air. Yes it's thin and light, but the look of it sucks.

    You have a very selfish approach to the world if you believe, that other people's opinions are stupid, if they don't have the same opinion as you.. You're not going to get far in life with that kind of attitude, just saying.
  11. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    Congratulations! The learning curve is part of the fun. :)
  12. arashb macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2009
    Yes you can return it and get it without the SSD while getting a cpu upgrade, but if you're happy with what you bought then that's all that matters :]. Congrats.

    Pshh who needs independent graphics when you can use integrated :rolleyes:
  13. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    Don't listen to these guys enjoy your new MacBook. I love mine. The first things I did was upgrade the RAM to 16GB and add a 480GB SSD. So keep in mind you have room for some upgrades in the future if you want.
  14. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    To be fair the 128GB upgrade on the Apple site isn't that bad at all. It's, £80 - about the price of a good 128 on Amazon, although you will be minus the 750GB stock HDD. It's the 256 upgrade that prices start to get disgusting, with a +£320 tag, +£720 for the 512.
  15. cruggles macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    Actually, the only justifiable reason for the 13" Air is that it is lighter and thinner. In all other respects the 13" MBP is all-around better. :D
  16. igiboi macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2012
    I love the 13" pro, i feel its more tested and has a long history to it that I don't doubt on saying its more reliable than the air. Tho the air is more stylish but I have an iPad/iPhone if I feel I want more portability. I just don't feel happy knowing that the air is glued together like the rMBP.

    But my opinion is get the base model and just upgrade the hdd and ram by yourself. You'll save a lot and make the stock hdd into an external hdd.
  17. Lynn Belvedere macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2012
    In my opinion, the 13" mbp is the most aesthetically pleasing notebook computer ever created. And, whether people admit it or not, the way apple products look has always been a big part of their appeal.

    The standard mbp is also the only apple product that is easily upgradeable by even novice users. Even the mini has to be practically torn apart to install a new HDD.

    The fact that it looks awesome, is easily upgradeable, has a faster processor than the air, has ethernet, and has a DVD drive (something I regularly use) led me to decide to order one today. You also get a bigger student discount on the mbp compared with the air.

    My first mac. Can't wait to get it.

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