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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrappleful, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. mrappleful macrumors newbie

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    I am possibly getting a new Mac notebook and have decided to get a pro. I decided 13" was the way to go, but my question is should i get retina? The retina display is $300 more. I am not a designer, i will use it for school and for social networking. Please Help!

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You will obviously get a lot of different opinions, but here is mine
    A retina display is very nice, but not essential for your use
     
  3. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    You wouldn't need a retina display, but i suppose I could say that for nearly everybody. Depends mostly if you want to upgrade the RAM or storage in the future, with the retina you cannot upgrade but with a classic (non retina) MBP you can upgrade the hard drive and RAM (to a certain point).
     
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    The display really is nice, but you should keep in mind that the retina model doesn't have an optical drive and is also not upgradeable; however you purchase the computer from Apple will be how it stays until you get a new one. However, also note that the retina model has an amazing screen, is quite a bit thinner and has a new air intake system for better ventilation.
     
  5. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    I would say in your situation, it would be personal preference (since you don't need it).

    Have you checked out the retina display vs the non-retina? I would recommend hitting up the Apple store or best buy. The extra $300 are worth it only if you feel that way.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    +1 -- Check them out in person to assess the difference in the displays.
     

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