MacBook Pro Retina 13.3"; 256 or 512?

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    dylanhop1098 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having trouble deciding weather I should get the 256GB Flash Storage MBPr or the 512GB Flash Storage MBPr. I have an iMac (Mid 2011) which is 1TB but I have only used about 100GB and a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) which is 128GB but I have only used 30GB. I'm wondering if the difference of the 2.6GHz to the 2.8GHz is notable. Thanks!


    Went with the 128GB MBPr (Mid 2014.) Thanks everybody!
     
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    Based on your storage habits, it doesn't even sound like you'd need 256 let alone 512.

    Little to no noticeable difference in 2.6 to 2.8.
     
  3. DJJAZZYJET macrumors 6502

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    If you are only using the space you specified on your current devices, then you would be fine with the base model 13 rMBP w/ 128GB, but if you feel you'd need the space get the 256GB.

    The difference between 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz will not be noticeable in pretty much all of the tasks you'll throw at it. Day to day use, its a waste of money and battery life.
     
  4. dylanhop1098 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok new question... 2013 MBPr 15" with 256 or 2013 MBPr 13" with 256?
     
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    That all depends on your preference. I'm a fan of the 13 inch model if it gives you the power you need.
     
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    Thank you so much! I just bought a MBPr last week 512GB. I'm going to return it for the newest 13" MBPr 256GB. (I save $300 which is always a great thing haha)
     
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    Yes it is!
     
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    You have an iMac and a mba. You dont know how much storage you will use or if 0.2 ghz make a difference.

    Why are you buying another macbook?
     
  9. dylanhop1098 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MBA is broken and I needed a portable computer for school. 1 question... 2013 MBPr 256GB or 2014 MBPr base line (both are same price at bestbuy at the moment...)

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    1 question... 2013 MBPr 256GB or 2014 MBPr base line (both are same price at bestbuy at the moment...)
     
  10. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely 2013 8/256 model.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    In my late-2013 rMBP, I went for the 512GB just to avoid the inferior SanDisk 256GB SSD, which is quite a bit slower than its samsung counterpart.

    512GB and 1TB variants are Samsung only.
     

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