mac book pro vs macbook pro retina pricing!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by garrett.rb3, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. garrett.rb3 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Im looking to get a new mac and cant figure this out...

    simply, i want a quad i7 and a 500gb solid state drive.
    (my thing is audio and i dont care much about the hi res screen :/)

    with those 2 components, the retina model is 2800 and the non retina is 3100

    any reasoning for this, or suggestions about what i should go for?
  2. golf1410, Sep 12, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2012

    golf1410 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Don't buy MBPr yet. There is a significant problem with display from LG. It is highly chance that you will get defected display 7 to 3 from total out of 10. LG displays have Image retention issue right out of the box or it will be developed later after using it 1-2 months. you will go through buying and returning cycle like most of us do until you get a Sammy display that has 0 IR.
    Think about it.
  3. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois, Crooks County
    you can always buy a Samsung SSD 830 512 for almost half the price of what Apple charges and as said above the rMBP is rev A so you pay for the privilege of testing the new machine for Apple basically.
    go for a the 15" i7 2.6 GHZ. buy 16 gb of Ram and a 512 SSD. and you're god to go
  4. Handsome Bacon macrumors regular

    Handsome Bacon

    Apr 10, 2012
    Location: Location!
    $350 for 512GB SSD drives right now. Why on earth would anyone buy Apple's overpriced option?

    Give the rMBP another year before jumping in. Read the first 3 or 4 pages of this forum - lots of problems apparently. BTW I swear I saw a video over at OWC showing the SSD being replaceable now. Cool...but give it another year.

    I am a music professional. I chose against the rMBP simply because I need something with a ton of memory and a lot of storage.

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