did I order the right Macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by humanliberty, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. humanliberty macrumors newbie

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    Pulled the trigger on the updated 13" retina pro.

    2.9 i5, 512 ssd, 16gb ram, with company discount at $1880.

    Now I am second guessing myself.

    The computer will be used for Adobe programs by my wife, mostly indesign. But it will also be used for After Effects. Our current computer is a 13" mid 2013 air with 8gb ram and 1.3ghz processor. I love the size of the 13 inch, and feel that buying a model that hasn't been updated in ages would be a bad move, but understand the quad core is much faster. Maybe we'd be better off buying a cheaper model, for example the 2.7 i5 256 ssd with 8gb ram for only 1400, or maybe just upgrade the ram to 16 for 180$ for a total of 1580 incl discount.

    How much does the 8 to 16 gb ram upgrade matter for Adobe after effects? Maybe I should buy the cheaper 13" and sell it when the new ("thinner and lighter") 15" comes out.. Decisions! What do you guys think.

    Glad about the 2 week return policy.
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

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    As far as I can tell, the 13 inch MBP Retina doesn't offer a quad core processor...
     
  3. appleminion macrumors member

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    I had the same dilemma, first i ordered the 2.7 i5 256 ssd with 16gb ram but thought that 256 ssd was too little for storing photos and hd videos so i went with the 16gb 512ssd. I think it'll help futureproof it more. But my only concern is the anti-reflective display coating wearing off. Hope I don't get a bad batch *fingers crossed*
     
  4. humanliberty thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, I was referring to the old 15 inch quad core as an alternative, but feel bad about buying technology that hasn't been update in a long time.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Right, well I bought my refurb MBP 12 days ago, and it is as responsive as my Retina iMac. I mainly wanted the 15" for the screen size.
     
  6. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    The 15" MBP has a much more powerful CPU and dedicated graphics card, so it's still a better computer than the 13" even though it hasn't been updated in almost two years.
    I know this because my wife uses a late 2013 15" and I use the 13".
     
  7. steveyo macrumors regular

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    You should've bought a 15", or a WINDOWS based laptop, due to the apps you are using.... Adobe released papers that clearly showed how important the CPU was, the 15" is superior to the 12-13" offerings in this department.
     

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