Haswell Buyers Poll

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Meister, Oct 27, 2013.

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Which 13" Haswell did you buy? (disregard CPU)

  1. 128gb / 4gb ram

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. 128gb / 8gb ram

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. 256gb / 8gb ram

    46 vote(s)
    32.2%
  4. 256gb / 16gb ram

    11 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. 512gb / 8gb ram

    18 vote(s)
    12.6%
  6. 512gb / 16gb ram

    38 vote(s)
    26.6%
  7. 1tb / 8gb ram

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  8. 1tb / 16gb ram

    21 vote(s)
    14.7%
  9. a non-retina (I like just like CDs)

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. Meister, Oct 27, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013

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    Which Haswell 13" did you get?
    Feel free to add the reason for your choice and what you use it for.
     
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  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    13" 2.4/8/256 for web browsing, college papers, iTunes, and watching movies :) Bought it to replace my mid-2009 13" 2.26/2/160.
     
  4. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    13" 2.8/16/512

    Only reason I didn't go 1 TB was because my wife probably will never come close to filling the 512. Probably won't even fill 256, so the 512 itself is insurance for storage space.
     
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    13" 2.4 i5 8gb/256gb for internet, word processing, presentations (keynote, pp, prezi), photoshop, video editing, webdesign and general multitasking.
     
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  7. mdickson macrumors regular

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    256/8.

    I'm an attorney, thus I'm not exactly using Photoshop/Aperture or rendering 3D video, so I figured I'd be safe without 16 gigs of RAM.
     
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    u can run Photoshop/Aperture with ease on any rmbp.
     
  9. mdickson macrumors regular

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    I know. The point is that I'm not using memory-intensive apps. It's much more Word/Acrobat. Boring, huh?
     
  10. nathairtras macrumors member

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    Even if she did, there's always SDXC cards for portability and external drives for capacity. (Well, even SDXC can be pretty big, if you pay for it.)

    You made a smart decision. I didn't. :D
     
  11. Quu macrumors 68020

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    I got the fully maxed out one. 15.4" / 2.6GHz / 750m / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD.

    I will be using it for many different tasks, light stuff like Email, Web browsing, remote server administration, book reading, music listening & video watching.

    But I'll also be using it for heavier tasks like Programming, Virtual Machines, Photoshop, Aperture and Final Cut Pro X.

    So for me it's an everything machine I'll be doing almost everything you can imagine with the computer.

    The main reason I went for the full spec is I will be using all this software ^ so I needed the power it provides, but also I will be keeping this computer for at-least 3 years minimum. I'm well aware (having been buying Apple laptops for over a decade) that the specs today quickly become obsolete and since we cannot upgrade the RAM and the SSD upgrade path looks uncertain I decided to max both of these at the point of purchase.

    I will admit I don't need the 1TB SSD in storage terms, I mainly went with that as I know from buying many many SSD's that the higher the capacity the higher the performance and I was correct this time around as the 1TB SSD in these new models reaches almost 1GB/s read and 0.9GB/s write which is almost 100% utilisation of the 8Gb/s bandwidth provided by the PCIe connector the SSD sticks use. This extra boost is certainly nice not that the 512GB SSD isn't fast though.

    TL;DR Need highest specs for apps and longevity over 3 year minimum ownership.
     
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    well the retina makes working easier and if u can afford it, y not.
    u would've also been served well with a mba base model for 500,- less.
     
  13. cmmaia macrumors newbie

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    Mid base 13" for me. I'd like a quad-core, but can't justify the extra real estate on the go. Will go iMac when the need for extra power kicks in. Should be here on Tuesday :)
     
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    sounds like you are one of the rare people who need full specs.
    enjoy! :)
     
  15. hammm macrumors member

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    13"/2.4/16gb/256

    i do a lot of huge photoshop files editing + multiple VMs, hence the 16GB

    :(:(:(
     
  16. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    13", 2.4 GHz, 8gb, 256 SSD.

    My general day consists of note taking (using OneNote via Parallels), internet surfing, Spotify playing, and editing photos in Photoshop. Nothing super crazy intensive for me.
     
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    :) :) :)
     
  18. Meister thread starter Suspended

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    Somebody asked for the poll.
    I am sure that more than 90 folks bought a 13" rmbp!
    :)
     
  19. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    13"/i7/16/512

    This will work as a replacement for a 2011 11" MBA. Initially, I'll most likely be shocked by the extra weight... But I'm looking forward to using the extra power, and the display.

    16 GB is a no-brainer for me. The SSD is still overpriced, and 256 would have been enough (the MBA had only 128 GB), but I felt for some luxury... The i7 was a last minute decision. I'm planning to move some of my Premiere Pro/After Effects work from the iMac to the rMBP, and given the Iris doesn't give any Cuda benefits, I might as well just maximize the CPU potential as well.

    I think the rMBP in combination with my iMac (see sign.) will be a perfect combination for me.

    I'm going on a vacation, and it will get here before I do. Can't wait to get back from Cape Verde... Or..?
     
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  22. jcmendes macrumors member

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    nice, mine is in transit arrives 31 oct.

    Go there replay
     
  23. HungLO macrumors newbie

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    Got it to replace my traveling Late 2010 MBA (13-inch: 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo, 256GB SSD, 4GB RAM). That was the max at the time. Primarily for VM usage on the go.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

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    What was that total if you don't mind me asking, we share VM in common use and I'm not sure I need the 15" screen.
     
  25. HungLO macrumors newbie

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    My employer bought it for me as a replacement. I don't have the invoice handy, but it was around $2600 including Apple Care, tax and shipping.
     

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