MacBook or MacBook Pro?

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  1. JJsnyder macrumors member

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    I am trying to decide which laptop to get. I am all in with Apple.

    When at home I like to use an external monitor.

    So my deciding factor will be 4k. As some people think the new MacBook will only do 4k at 30Hz?

    Is my best option the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). If the new MacBook won't do 4k.

    As according to Apple support for 4k.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202856
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Just wait until the first reviews come out on how the rMB handles 4K out. While the base rMB and the rMBP are priced closely, you may have to add the cost of the dongles to the rMB to get it to do what you want.
     
  3. Nicky G macrumors 6502a

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    If you are trying to decide between rMB and rMBP 13" (the new one), and you think there's even a chance you'll want some of what the rMBP offers that the rMB doesn't get the Pro, no question. No question at all.

    Me, I already own a raging desktop Win7 box, and a several year old rMBP 15", so the 12" rMB, which I do plan to get (in gold, heheh), will by my third computer, and my "travel machine." I don't enjoy lugging my 15" rMBP around, but 90% of the time don't feel comfortable just bringing my iPad Air 2.
     
  4. .Paul. macrumors newbie

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    If you want smooth 4K support, ignore the new retina MacBook
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    MacBook Pro 13" (2015) w/o any doubt as it is a proper computer and not a netbook.
     
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  9. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I would go with the MBP if you are seriously wanting 4K video. I doubt the new rMB will be able to do 4K video well, if at all.
     
  10. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    according to this review
    http://www.ultrabookreview.com/5486-lenovo-yoga-3-pro-review/
    [under the subtitle "Hardware, performance and upgrade options" para 5]

    the core m is actually capable of 4k playback.
     
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