Considering the new Macbook 13"

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  1. giladal macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys.

    I have a mid 2010 macbook pro. I am looking to shell some and buy the new 13" retina, with i7, and 512ssd. Question is, is it time for an upgrade or I would be disappointed?

    Also, since I make music, and have seen a review that says the speakers are way better.. Will I feel a difference in that aspect as well?

    I understand that the Ram is not changeable, so I would probobly get the 16gb... Its a pitty that I can't upgrade by myself.

    How about the SSD. Is it upgradeable?

    Last but not least. Anyone who has purchased this MBP, do you have any cons or issues to report?

    Those are my questions so far...


    Thank you so much!
     
  2. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    Do you have an ssd in your 2010 model? Is it a 13in or 15in? If you answered no and then 13" then I would say an upgrade is worth it.
     
  3. vandoorn macrumors regular

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    Yes, if you have the money it's always nice to update :)
     
  4. giladal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Guys.

    Yes, I do have a 13" MBP mid 2010, and no, its not SSD. its plain 250Gb Hd.

    So worth it? Do you guys own the Late 2013 13" Retina?
     
  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I upgraded from the base 13" mid-2009, and the difference is awesome. My 2009 has some issues but isn't terribly slow, but the late-2013 just blows it away.
     
  6. giladal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, you dont see the beach ball no more from time to time? :)
     
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    fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I do own one, think the upgrade for you will be pretty noticeable due to SSD (super fast compared to spinning HD) and awesome retina display.
     
  8. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I do, but it doesn't seem to affect the overall performance. I'm also a fairly light user with web browsing, word processing, and media consumption.
     
  9. FastEddiebags macrumors 6502

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    I get a couple of beach balls on my base 15" but they really don't bother me too much.Hopefully some mavericks updates will help.
     
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  11. giladal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You have a MBP and zero beach balls? :)

    What do you do with your mbp btw? I am a musician so I do music recording and processing.
     
  12. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    Full time photographer, working with both film and digital, large files from D800 raws and large medium and LF scans, files sizes of 200-600MB. Of course I get progress bars and such, but not stalls or beach balls.
     
  13. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    An add-on to my earlier post. There are beach balls, but they're these random 1 second long ones that disappear quickly. I will get a "normal" beach ball once in a blue moon if I have several programs open. I haven't had any freezes since the firmware update that corrected the trackpad/keyboard issue.
     
  14. ASKendrew macrumors 6502

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    I have this too, if I'm working with large files in Illustrator for instance. But apart from that and some slight lag while scrolling in Safari, its perfect. :D
     

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