Is it wasteful to buy rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Melih, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Melih macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012

    I've got a Mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro. And I am having a hard time resisting my desires to get one of the new retina macbook pros.

    Do you think it is a wasteful thing to replace my working computer with this newer model?

    Thanks for help :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, it's not wasteful, if you use it. You don't need to justify your purchase to anyone but yourself.
  3. MrManwelo macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm upgrading from my 13" 2009 Macbook Pro. I have the core 2 duo 2.53ghz model with 8GB RAM. It's not as quick as it used to be and there are a couple of things that are showing it's age.

    So i took the plunge and ordered a 2.3GHz Retina with 16GB RAM. It's worth the upgrade for us 2009ers I think.
  4. IanGahagan macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    this computer is freaking amazing, get one you won't regret it.:cool:
  5. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    It is wasteful.

    Should you buy it? Yes.

    Did i upgrade from a 2011 macbook pro 15? Yeah.

    Will you regret it? no.
  6. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    South Florida
  7. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    I upgraded from 2010 13" MBP. Totally worth it! :D
  8. Melih thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Hahahaha thanks guys. Great answers :) Exactly how I feel
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It is only wasteful(in my opinion) if you are not currently limited by the capabilities of your machine.
  10. The "Dude" macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    Sell your old one. You'll get some decent coin to help with the cost of the new one.
  11. celitrd2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2012
    thats what i was thinking too...

    I just bought the base retina from Best Buy yesterday..

    I'm not sure if I should keep it; however, the display is incredible. This is my first mac by the way. I plan to run Windows for .NET development as well as getting my feet wet to learn coding for IOS..
    The manager was able pricematch apple education + $100 bb gc.. what do you think of this deal?
    I was pondering on either getting the 17" mbp or this one.

    $2000 + tax + fees = $2161

    $2161 - $100 bb gc = $2061

    Also, silver members get 3X points back, 1 time only, expires 7/1 =
    $120 in certificates

    $2061 - $120 = $1941

    I bought the base 13" mbp, then returned it after trying it out, then bought the rmbp

    It's a lot of money to invest...
  12. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    Lol I upgraded from a 15'' 2011 as well....

    is it worth it? ^^^ like he said, yeah!

    is it wasteful? most definitely
  13. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Definitely wasteful. Definitely a luxury purchase. If you can afford it though, go nuts :)
  14. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    I agree it is a luxury expense but if you can afford it why not enjoy your money?
  15. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2012
    Wasteful no! just buy one if you have the cash. If you don't you will regret it :D
  16. jonnymo5 macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2008
    Sell your old one. It will cut down the cost and make you feel a little better about it. I sold a MacBook a few years back and it became a young girls first computer for school. Her family couldn't afford a new Apple laptop but my used, yet well cared for, MacBook was in their price range. Hard to call that wasteful.

    I figure if I use a piece of technology like my laptop or phone on a daily basis then it is well worth the extra money to buy something exceptional.
  17. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    i'm having the same problem..

    i have a 15" high end 2011 MBP and came from a 2011 ultimate MacBook Air..

    i LOVED the flash on the air as well as the portability, but i missed the performance from quad-core and dedicated GPU.. now that i have my 15" Pro i miss flash and thinner design (not that it's that heavy, but i'd still like it a bit thinner like the retina..)

    So i'm arguing what to do.. i am going to start on Digital Media school in august, where i will be doing photoshop, video editing, pictures, and all those heavy programs.. but i still have a hard time to decide since i have no option to see the machine in person, and it's expensive as hell.. :(
  18. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Seeing your sig, you definitely don't need another Mac for your Digital Media course but if you have the cash to afford it, won't get you into debt, and it makes you happy then go for it.
  19. deannnnn macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    As long as you're not charging it to a credit card that you don't have the money to pay off, then you should absolutely buy it. :)
  20. Bradllez macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2012
    It's wasteful to post a thread asking if it's wasteful.
  21. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Only you can answer this question. This awesome thing about Macs...resale value. Sale your 2009 and get the rMBP and don't look back. If you want it, get it. If you're having doubts, sleep on it for a few days. In the end, you have to be happy with your decision.

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