MacBook Pro Retina vs. MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bluerainman, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. bluerainman macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Hello all!

    I just ordered a new MacBook Pro and I'm having second thoughts. I previously had a top of the line Mid - 2012 MacBook Pro with Anti-Glare until it was stolen. I previously owned a:

    MacBook Pro

    2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display

    And I just ordered a:

    MacBook Pro Retina Display

    2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    256GB Flash Storage

    Now I plan on having replace my screen with a matte anti-glare screen so that covers the screen. But as far as specs am I good? I do professional video editing, photography and graphic design. AT any given time I might be using Final Cut, Motion, listening to music and have a web page up. Will the MacBook Pro Retina be able to handle this work load with no problems?

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Are you sure that this is possible with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, did you verify that with TechStore (I couldn't find a website, as seems to be on hold or something)?

    As for the rest, if your older MBP could do it, the MacBook Pro with Retina Display can do that too.
  3. bluerainman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Sorry the website is
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Still verify with them, that they can do what you want, as the glass layer on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is directly on the LCD and not above it like with the classic MBPs.
  5. bluerainman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2012
    Oh ok. Thanks man!
  6. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Tech Restore replaces the entire LCD panel with an anti-glare panel; they don't just remove the exterior glass. It makes no sense to me to spend the extra money for a Retina MBP and then replace it with a standard LCD. Stick with a regular MBP and order the anti-glare option or try the excellent Power Support anti-glare film.

    BTW, there is no mention on the Tech Restore website about a Retina MBP LCD replacement...
  7. Jaykee macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
    I still don't see all the rage about the anti-glare display, I've got the standard 1440x800 MBP screen, it looks crisp and I get like no glare whatsoever, hmmm o_O
  8. tikaka macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    Beside the term of display (of course retina will blow your mind as it is so so so beautiful), rMBP is always better than MBP because they are using Ivy Bridge and according to my friend, my 2.3Ghz rMBP is faster than his 2.5Ghz MBP. So if you spend a little bit more (~$300) and get the 2.7Ghz, then what the $#%*@ hoho. Enjoy it man ( at least until next Mar, Intel's gonna release the new Haswell).
  9. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    As far as I know the 2012 15" Macbook Pro and 2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro both have the same Ivy Bridge CPU options.

    To the thread starter, as stated above I don't think you can have the RMBP's display converted to antiglare. If the glare bothers you I think the most you could do would be to put some kind of film over it.
  10. iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    I went from a late 2011 AG to the rMBP. I liked the AG and all, but the rMBP is just beautiful. The glare isn't that bad (a million times better than my TBD and also better than my wife's 2011 MBA).
  11. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    Yeah, I'd be pretty surprised if you were wrong. AFAIK part of the process of making it thinner involved a new technique to bond the screen directly to the glass - it's pretty much impossible to separate them. I believe they also made fairly substantial claims about how this cuts down the reflective quality of the screen and makes glare a lot less of an issue. Certainly my screen hasn't had any noticeable problems with reflection.

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