If u had this config would you upgrade to RMBP

echo44

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Jan 21, 2008
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I have a macpro lap top I bought early 2011
2.3 ghz 8 G of ram and here is the kicker I added a
480gb 6G mercury ssd, I am thinking of going to the maxed
out RMBP 16 g ram 2.7 what do you think? I really like a high resolution
display as I do a lot with images for work. Think ill notice the speed difference?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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I have a macpro lap top I bought early 2011
2.3 ghz 8 G of ram and here is the kicker I added a
480gb 6G mercury ssd, I am thinking of going to the maxed
out RMBP 16 g ram 2.7 what do you think? I really like a high resolution
display as I do a lot with images for work. Think ill notice the speed difference?
It's unlikely you'll notice much of a difference, if any, in performance. It really depends on how much you tax your current system.
 

Astroboy907

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Spaceball One
I have a macpro lap top I bought early 2011
2.3 ghz 8 G of ram and here is the kicker I added a
480gb 6G mercury ssd, I am thinking of going to the maxed
out RMBP 16 g ram 2.7 what do you think? I really like a high resolution
display as I do a lot with images for work. Think ill notice the speed difference?
Well, that would be worth keeping, as mine is still C2D.

Try going to a store and comparing a retina model vs. an older model (hi-res if they have it), and see how you like it.
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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Doubt that you would notice a performance difference since you already have a pretty up to date machine with an SSD.

The main reason to upgrade would be the display, so check one out in person in the store.
 

mohsy90

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Feb 4, 2011
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That's a considerable upgrade...price wise. $1200 MBP to a higher retina at $2800. It doesn't seem like you need it, but I guess if you're drooling over the display and want to dish out the cash, go ahead. Just make sure to sell your current MBP, you should be able to get $900 for it easily.

You're current configuration is very updated and you won't really notice a considerably difference performance wise.
 

echo44

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Jan 21, 2008
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thanks
i would do it for the screen but it seems from what
i have read there are issue with scrolling and speed of rendering
i hope its a software/ driver fix rather than under spec graphics card
 

NZed

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Jan 24, 2011
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Canada, Eh?
I have a macpro lap top I bought early 2011
2.3 ghz 8 G of ram and here is the kicker I added a
480gb 6G mercury ssd, I am thinking of going to the maxed
out RMBP 16 g ram 2.7 what do you think? I really like a high resolution
display as I do a lot with images for work. Think ill notice the speed difference?
At least you have something thats a next gen core.

Im still stuck with a C2D, but this is all I need, so I'm pretty happy.
 
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