Is this a good idea?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Acterveld, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Acterveld macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    I cannot justify the retina, sure it's pretty but the soldered on components? NOOOOO WAAAY.

    I was thinking of getting the 2.3ghz base 15" model with an anti glare screen (or is the gloss upgrade ok, thoughts?)

    I'd then replace the 4GB RAM with a 16GB set, the 500GB HDD with a 256gb (or 512) SSD.

    Is it also worth removing the optical drive for a 1TB HDD? Is it possible on MacBooks to have the OS and program's on the SSD and then most other files and media on the HDD?

    Thank you!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Get used to it. In 1-2 years you won't have a choice.
  3. Acterveld thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    So surely it's be better to prepare now? I would get the retina but I can't afford the 16GB ram upgrade
  4. iSlave macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2007

    The choice is simple: don't buy Apple if you want choice.

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