Isn't the rMB actually going to last longer than the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by unregbaron, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. unregbaron macrumors regular

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    Conflicted about choosing between the Pro and new MB. I have an iMac for heavy stuff but need something very portable with a retina screen.

    I was thinking the Pro is more sensible as it 2-3 years it will still be able to cope with new apps etc.

    But also in 2-3 years the Pro will seem bulky and heavy, with outdated ports (I don't need 90% of them as it is today like SD, HDMI).

    So even though it's less powerful I think I will still be using the MB in 2-3+ years happily for email, browsing, basic design stuff. Whereas the MBP will seem old.

    At the end of the day I think the machine that will get used most is the one to get.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep

    The best computer is the one you have with you!!!!
     
  3. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    You sound like you know which one you want.
    Sentence 1: Winner rmb
    Sentence 2: Winner rmbp
    Sentence 3: Winner rmb
    Sentence 4: Winner rmb

    Your leaning way more towards the rmb.
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Buy whichever one you want, but the MBP will not be "outdated" in 2-3 years, or even 5 years. That's just silly.
     
  5. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's fair, I just mean in appearance, but I take your point, the MBP will still be a very capable machine.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    I use both Windows and Mac and my current (in quotes) Windows notebook is a 2007 Dell XPS M1330 with a T9300, 4gb of RAM and a 1TB spinner (though 7.2k not 5.4k). It runs Windows 8.1 (actually runs better with 8.1 than it did with 7 or Vista) very nicely - quick, stable and light. If I had to go back to using it, the truth is that it would do most of what I need to get done without any hitches at all, leaving aside Mac-only software issues.
     

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