MacBook Pro maxed or Maxed out MacBook Pro retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gigapocket1, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    Should I get the new MacBook Pro retina ($2500). Or a MacBook Pro with maxed out ram and 512 ssd?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Get whatever you prefer and what meets your needs. That's very much a subjective decision. No one else can decide that for you, and you're the one who will have to live with your choice.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Get the one that best suits your needs, i.e., large hard drive and optical drive for the non-retina MBP if you need storage or the optical drive.
     
  4. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    how are we going to tell you which is best, if you don't tell us what your need is? if your main goal with the mac is to train lamas then i think you should go with the cheapest option.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That depends on how computer literate the llamas are, but the good news is that both models come with a built-in spell checker, so the OP will know it's "llamas" instead of "lamas"! :D
     
  6. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    i had no idea! thank you my good man :D.. yeah, no spell check for my gaming rig :(
     
  7. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    If you're getting a regular Macbook Pro then get the RAM and SSD aftermarket and install it yourself. You'll save a few hundred this way.
     
  8. jeopardy2311 macrumors regular

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    It depends.. I would definitely buy the retina if money is not an issue!
     
  9. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    If built-in storage is a requirement, then get the MBP classic. My current 2011 machine has 16gb of ram and a 256gb Samsung SSD + 1TB Samsung HDD. The MBP-R doesn't even come close to that storage capacity yet.

    I REALLY wish Apple offered the Retina display on a 'classic' chassis as an option!
     
  10. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    A maxed out retina MBP is the biggest waste of money.

    You might as well give me the difference in money between the base model and one that is fully decked out and I'll be your slave for the whole year and do all your chores and stuff.
     
  11. gigapocket1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After 4 days of waiting. I located one in Nashville Tn. Luckily I was heading to Cincinnati from Memphis. Just got it. They held it for me since 10 this morning. They priced match the student discount but I didn't receive ghe gift card. No worries. I'm going to go to another best buy that Durant have it and get it.
     
  12. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Go to the store and have a look at the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, then have a look at the non-Retina.

    You will know the answer :D
     
  13. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps the trick to save money is never to look at the high pixel density one? Can't miss what you never had :p
     
  14. gigapocket1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't agree more.. Looking at the retina then the other macs.. It looks horrible. And outdated.
     
  15. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    A whole year of slavery for a 1.5K

    Good thinking
     
  16. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you know what to get know :D
    If you can afford it, you don't even need to think about it, Retina ALL THE WAY :apple:
     
  17. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    that sounds like a great deal - when do you want to start?
     
  18. 12345aa macrumors newbie

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    Awesome. PM me for address.
    You can start by picking up all the dog crap in the back.
     
  19. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    ftfy
     

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