Convince me to keep my rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joewillmott, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. joewillmott macrumors regular

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    I got the 2.3/16GB rMBP and it's lovely but I don't know if it's lovely enough to warrant being double the price of a 13" Air/Pro. Everyday I think about returning it, buying the 13" Air and having a LOT more money.

    My main areas of work are Flash games, iOS apps, websites, Photoshop... sometimes Unity but that's not very often. I take my laptop with me a lot but I was fine carrying a 17" Toshiba monster so any laptop is portable enough for me. Would the Air be able to handle my work? I know the Pro is better but I would have to upgrade to an SSD now I've used one I couldn't live without it and although I could handle the fatness the Air is pretty, plus I am a resolution whore.

    I need some convincing to keep this or some solid advice on what I should do!

    Damn you Apple! I wish you would hurry up and release a retina 13" with upgradeable RAM, or just up the resolution on the Pro to regular HD and I would be convinced.

    I AM SO LOST.
     
  2. Morien macrumors member

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    Return it. Your subconscious is telling you no and you are trying to (unconvincingly) overcome that with your conscious logic.

    The question isn't about the machine at all.
     
  3. Drask macrumors regular

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    When you say main areas of work I assume you do coding (if not, ignore the whole post), while the Air can do coding, theres not really much space if you don't use an external. The resolution on the retina it's certainly better to work with, plus if you do your living out of it you will get back what you paid for with it.

    I also heard air doesn't handle photoshop that well, but I'm not sure on this.
     
  4. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    We shouldn't be the ones convincing you to keep your purchase thats down to you and you only to decide what to do.
     
  5. MrManwelo macrumors member

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    return it. You can wait a little and buy it again if you change your mind.
     
  6. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    You're not lost. Sounds like a case of buyer's remorse. You stated that you were fine with the Toshiba for now and you're thinking about the $$ you'd save if it was returned. You won't be able to truly enjoy the new MBP with those thoughts running through the back of your mind.

    There's no shame in thinking prudently. Return it , regroup, and rethink your plan.
     
  7. mattonthemoon macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem like a great fit for you, return it and sleep better.
     
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    It's always the same - if you really need other people to try to justify your purchase then it isn't justified enough. There's no way around it, you clearly cannot afford to have the unnecessary expense.
     
  9. tfannon macrumors newbie

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    my god, the pixels man

    I have a Dell 3007 and an iMac 27. I can't even look at them anymore because I see the pixels now.

    The screen on the rMBP is absolutely gorgeous.

    Keep it.
     
  10. joewillmott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure I am going to return it. My nearest Apple store is bloody ages away! Will the MBA be capable of the things I listed in my original post? I know the specs are a fair bit lower, but surely if my old Toshiba with an i3/4GB Ram could handle it a MBA will find it a breeze? Woulda stuck with the Toshiba but it was falling apart physically and eventually died.
     
  11. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    The MBA will cope quite easily games and the apps you want to use and I would strongly suggest going for the 8Gb upgrade as well.
     
  12. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't give a rats arse whether you keep it or not, why would people want to convice you or even give a crap?


    Get a grip man, it's a laptop.
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you would honestly keep a 3K laptop because what iisforiphone says when your having doubts?
     
  14. Funkenstein macrumors regular

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    :lol: Whatever you do mate, don't mince your words.
     
  15. Abhorred macrumors member

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    You're a world leader in letter-to-product name identification. With great power comes great responsibility.
     
  16. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it sounds a little harsh, but you get what a mean right? Why would anyone of the people that read this forum want to go to the effort of convincing this guy to keep a certain model of laptop over returning it? The worlds gone mad I tell ya

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  17. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    This. Return it. You can always rebuy.
     
  18. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    RETURN it.

    They ar WAY expensive. I have the money but i'm gagging on this.

    I want a maxed out machine but at $4000 I could get a Mac Pro (When they were up to date, that is)

    They are costly, and it's causing a lot of people some anxiety.

    If it's stressful, dump it. That's just crazy.
     
  19. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    Bring it back, get the tool that suits the job and save a few bucks. More than a few. No point in spending that much when a less expensive machine fits your needs just as well.
     
  20. playsontheleft macrumors regular

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    If you feel bad using the laptop, I think you should return it. You can have the best product in the world and the experience of using it will be completely lost on you if you're not sure that you like it. It's like how many members here, if presented with an extremely high-powered PC, would consider turning it down because even though it's got more power it's not a Mac.

    The MBA definitely pales in comparison with regards to power, but you should be able to get by on it.

    ...although either way, you've not made a bad choice. If you don't return the computer in the end then don't regret it - what's done is done, and you have a very powerful and very good-looking laptop to keep.
     
  21. SphericalPear macrumors member

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    return it. many unhappy people here. consensus among the people that aren't haunted by cognitive consonance b/c they made the same mistake of buying is: it's an overpriced, hyped beta product. better to wait.
     
  22. flipnap macrumors 6502

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    Tired of hearing this. really. Its expensive, not over priced. Just like any windows laptop costing 3000+. The retina display is not a feature or in beta, its simply a nice display and easy on the eyes, and its about time. Weve been getting ripped for years on these crappy windows laptop displays.

    And for the OP, if you had 800 thousand in the bank account would you still be thinking of returning it? if not then you're broke, so return it.
     
  23. 01mggt macrumors 6502

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    so tired of these threads. Do youpeople not research this stuff before you buy it? By the time you drop over 2k dollars for something I would think you would know the ins and outs. The +'s and -'s. I mean come on. Either it works for you or it doesn't. Why the hell do you need a forum to convince you to keep something. All these people are buying up these rmbp's and then abusing the 14 day return policy because THEY didn't think twice before click the add to cart button. This means there are less to be shipped to people who actually KNOW they want the stupid thing. The refurb supply of these things will be huge. Seriously. Grow up. You have already spent the money and you are not living n the streets yet so you obviously don't miss it.
     
  24. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    It's worth what we're willing to pay. I also imagine it is currently less profitable than the normal MacBook pro models when you consider the R&D and new manufacturing processes required to produce it. It's no more "overpriced" than any Apple product IMO.
     
  25. PEN10k macrumors regular

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    You can say "It's just a...." to anything. It depends on the persons interest, and then respect that. Why are you even posting in here, if you are against this kind of posts?
    If laptop is his/hers interest, then let it be so.

    And to the thread starter; I'm not a specialist when it comes to MBA, but I know the way you feel. Well, return it if you are uncomfortable with your investment.
    One thing I think though, is that you might be annoyed by the screen differences (Resolution and pixels).
     

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