Is this the computer for me?

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

  1. magelet87 macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2015
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Hi. I am going to buy this MacBook:

    13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

    With the following configuration:
    • 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 G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    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

    Oct 5, 2008
    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.
  4. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    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 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    Dec 11, 2013
    Victoria, BC
    Tell us what you're looking to do with your computer and we can then tell you if that laptop will be sufficient/overkill.

Share This Page