How does this older rMBP-15 from Adorama stack up against a low-end rMBP-13?

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  1. dasdasdasdas macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I was checking out this Macbook Pro on Adorama :

    http://www.adorama.com/ACME293LLA.html

    It's certainly one of the cheaper models I've seen. How would it stack up to :

    http://store.apple.com/us-hed/buy-mac/macbook-pro

    i.e. the base Macbook Pro 13 for $1299? Would the $300 difference be worth the price difference? I basically need a laptop that I won't have to replace like my non-Mac's every other couple of years.

    FYI - I get the education discount so I basically end up paying $1250 with taxes for the rMBP13
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Depends on your usage

    It all depends on what apps you run and what you use it for. That 15 inch has a quad core processor over the dual core much better graphics and a bigger screen. If those things are more important to you than size weight and portability then it stacks up very well. If you are not going to utilise the better graphics and processor and portabvility is more important to you then get the 13 inch.
     
  3. Merode macrumors 6502

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    For that price I'd take 15". It depends what you need - base 13" has just 128GB storage.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I like the 15" over the 13". I think the larger screen is a plus imo.
     
  5. dasdasdasdas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, portability is pretty much lowest on the chart, followed by storage.

    Long Life and Price/Value-For-Money are the highest priority. So, should I go for it?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I think the 15" model is a better buy all in all.
     

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