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Zheray94

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Apr 22, 2012
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Im about to buy a new MacBook, I'm an average user. I'll be doing downloads and playing a lot of music and browsing the web a lot, and occasional school work. What set up is best?
 

Textureboy

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Im about to buy a new MacBook, I'm an average user. I'll be doing downloads and playing a lot of music and browsing the web a lot, and occasional school work. What set up is best?

If you need space just upgrade the SSD. Unless you don't mind the 256GB and getting an external hard drive
 
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ZacT94

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Jun 25, 2012
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It depends on what downloads you'll be doing and how much money you have.
If you plan on downloading a lot of movies then get a bigger SSD. Good choice on the rMBP though.
 
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26139

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Huh?

If you're just an average user, the rMBP is way overkill.

But if you insist, base model with upgraded ram.
 
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juanm

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Yep. Spec'd up 13" Air, unless you want it for bragging.

Also, this is a first generation model. It seems to be very good, already, but personally, if I were in the market for one, I'd would wait next generation gpu.
 
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noteple

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If upgrading from a MacBook, I would go with a 13" Air.
Great experience. Light, SSD fast, great battery life.
 
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eas

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Base model. Consider though whether the 256GB HDD is enough for your media. If it isn't, consider whether you'd be ok with moving stuff on and off an external disk as needed, because the cost of upgrading the SSD is pretty steep right now.

And yeah, how important is a 15" retina display to you right now? If it isn't, a 13" Air would probably be a nice machine for you.
 
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PortableLover

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Apr 14, 2012
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Honestly for a user such as yourself, you will not need a retina macbook. I would recommend an Air or the base 13inch MacBook Pro. You won't be taking full advantage of the retina display, nor the graphics card or CPU. However if you insist... Get the base optionally you could increase the storage space from 256 to 512 or 768 depending on how much files you have currently on your current pc.
 
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