Is this the computer for me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by magelet87, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. magelet87 macrumors newbie

    magelet87

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    Hi. I am going to buy this MacBook:

    13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    With the following configuration:
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    • 3.1GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
    • 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
    • Intel Iris Graphics 6100
    • Force Touch trackpad
    • Accessory Kit
    • Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

    and the guy at the store is practically insisting that I get the one with the 128g RAM to make it the "perfect computer". If I don't get the 128g one will it make _that_ much of a difference? Can someone explain the pros and cons to me? ty
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    What do you need the computer to do?

    In my opinion, the 3.1GHz i7 processor is a waste of money. If you want to spend an extra $200 on the computer, opt for the 16GB of RAM. Otherwise, save the $200 and spend it on something more useful.
     
  3. austinpike, Oct 27, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2015

    austinpike macrumors 6502

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    The RAM you listed is 8GB
    The SSD (storage) you listed is 256GB.

    Not sure what you are referring to with the "128GB RAM"
    - 128GB of RAM can't exist in a macbook. 16GB is the max.
    - If you are talking about the SSD, why would a downgrade from 256 to 128 make it "perfect?"

    Agree with the above poster that the 3.1 i7 is not a particularly worthwhile upgrade.
    In a 13" I would go with the 2.7/8GB/256GB configuration.

    For the price you are looking at with the i7 upgrade, you could order this 15" with quad core, dedicated graphics, and 16GB/512GB from Adorama for $1800. That would be closer to the "perfect" computer imho.

    http://www.adorama.com/ACMGXC2LLA.html
     
  4. duervo macrumors 68000

    duervo

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    You're being manipulated by a sales person. They most likely have too many of the 128GB models in the store and want to get rid of some.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Unless you tell us what you want to use the computer for (apps, usage etc) we can give you no advice.
     
  6. The Clark macrumors regular

    The Clark

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    Tell us what you're looking to do with your computer and we can then tell you if that laptop will be sufficient/overkill.
     

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