MacBook Pro retina mid 2012 vs MacBook Pro early 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ipadlover29, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't decide which one I should get

    2.6/512/8gb cost $2400

    Or

    2.7/512/16gb cost $2800


    I already bought the first one and love it so far as my first Mac. Except for some defects. The right corner next to the trackpad is making a clicking sound and its an LG screen. Since I'm within my return period I thought i would try the newer model, but I'm not sure it's worth the extra $400 plus tax for me. I will be using it for light gaming with civ 5, browsing, email, YouTube, facebook, RSS feeds, downloading movies. It's going to be replacing my pc which is a lenovo y580 with i7 quad core, 8gb ram, 2gb vram nvidia gtx 660m. Any thoughts? Will the newer model be better since its kind of a second generation? I read the internals have been upgraded.

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/02/16/new-m...acbook-pros-use-some-upgraded-internal-parts/
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The new CPUs are only about 3-5% faster than the ones they replaced. If you are happy with the one you have, I'd save the $400 and just have the defective one swapped out for a replacement.
     
  3. Sean76 macrumors 6502

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    very much so agreed
     
  4. Ipadlover29 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah i could use the extra $400 and get apple care instead. Ive made an appointment at the genius bar to investigate the clicking sound. Also noticed the charging cable comes loose very easily. Hopefully thats not how its suppose to be.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The MagSafe 2 cable is supposed to disconnect easily so that tripping over the cord doesn't send the notebook flying. That said, a common complaint with the 2012 MacBook Airs and rMBPs is that it does come out a bit too easily. If you are used to the L-shaped connector that Apple used in 2010 and 2011, you will probably notice this more.
     

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