MacBook Pro: Retina i5 vs Non-retina i7

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hoodedwarbler12, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. hoodedwarbler12 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2012
    I'm thinking about getting a 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I can't decide if I should go for the non-Retina model with the i7 processor and 750 gb hard drive or the Retina with the i5 and 128 gb flash storage. The non-retina is obviously cheaper, but is the retina worth the extra $100 despite the lower storage space and processor? I'm a student so I can get education pricing. I'd be doing some light gaming (Minecraft is about as graphics-intensive as I'll get). Thanks for your advice.
  2. cledet macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Retina MacBook Pro. The screen is beautiful and super fast storage. Make sure you get 8GB of memory though. It's worth the extra money.

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