Choosing the right MacBook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Vizio, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Vizio, Jun 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013

    Vizio macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    Help trying to get a Mac book

    I will be a freshmen in college next year. So that means i will be doing a lot of papers and other stuff in that genre of college life.

    Is retina display worth giving up a i7 processor?

    Thanks for your input.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Is the attachment important for your thread?

    Anyway, the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display has an i7, unless you do not have that much money and have to decide between Retina Display or i7. If that is the question, then take the MacBook Pro with Retina Display and wait until at least June 10th for probable upgrades to the MBP line.

    To edit your thread title to a descriptive one, to get a knowledgable audience and help making the thread easier to find for people looking for the same information, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the [​IMG] button below your message.
  3. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    i7 vs i5 will not be noticeable for what you are doing. Get the retina if you have the money.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    After many years. I'm back in grad school. My opinion is...
    1) You don't need a faster CPU for your use case. Any current Apple macbook is more than fast enough to run a word processor. I use both Google Doc for group projects. and Pages too.

    2) You will care a LOT how hevy and bulky the computer is. The 13" "Air" is nearly perfect for school the MBP is a bit thick and heavy and you'll never use the optical drive.

    3) Buy a big monitor and keep it on your desk

    4) Cloud storage is good. Makes for a good backup. But also buy TWO hard drives for Time Machine.

    5) some others students are using iPads in class. I don't think I could learn to type on one. But Some peopla can type quickly on them and they work well. But you need a computer too

    Bottom line. You have to cary it around all day and you don't need a lot of CPU power, the 13" Air is perfect
  5. Vizio thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    Thank You

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