Deciding...15 rMBP Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jomirrivera, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jomirrivera macrumors 6502

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    Hiii!

    Im trying to decide on which 15 rMBP to get. I will be using it for the basic tasks like email, web browsing, a lot of word and power point. Also I'll use the computer to edit my DSLR photos in Lightroom and I do that fairly often but is not the principal use of the computer.

    Also, I will be using Final Cut Pro X with small projects in the 5-10 minutes range.

    I'm thinking on getting the base model but I'm not sure about the ram...

    Do you think I should get the base model with 16gb?

    If you think I should get any other configuration please suggest it below...

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i'd say the base 15" model with 8GB of RAM is fine, especially with Mavericks
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    16gb is a plus, but I think 8gb will be more then manageable for the next few years.
     
  4. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    The base 15'' is not a good deal. For little more money you can the high-end 15'' with a discrete graphic card and more.
     
  5. jomirrivera thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking the same but I have 8gb of ram in my current macbook pro and lightroom takes them completely when exporting photos as JPEG.
     
  6. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    but if the extra power isn't needed you would be getting even more of a bargain by not buying it at all ;p
     
  7. jomirrivera thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would like to get the high end 15, but for me, 600 is not "a little more" :(

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    The truth is, I don't plan to keep the computer for more than 2 years so I think I can handle myself with 8gb during that time
     

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