MBP for University

smallguy

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Oct 18, 2011
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Hi,

I've always been a windows user but I am now (finally) transferring over to mac. I was thinking about getting the MBP Retina (£859 with uni discount) with 8GB RAM. Is this a good option for me?

Want to get it now as the new one is pretty recent. Any reasons/opinions for me?

Thanks!
 

bushido

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Hi,

I've always been a windows user but I am now (finally) transferring over to mac. I was thinking about getting the MBP Retina (£859 with uni discount) with 8GB RAM. Is this a good option for me?

Want to get it now as the new one is pretty recent. Any reasons/opinions for me?

Thanks!
i am a student too and got the 13inch retina with 8GB. its perfect for me especially since its the only portable mac with hdmi built in which is often needed doing presentations. no silly external plug to carry around
 

awests

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Jul 24, 2014
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Hi,

I've always been a windows user but I am now (finally) transferring over to mac. I was thinking about getting the MBP Retina (£859 with uni discount) with 8GB RAM. Is this a good option for me?

Want to get it now as the new one is pretty recent. Any reasons/opinions for me?

Thanks!
Sounds like a good fit. AppleCare is also discounted!
 

MasterHowl

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Oct 3, 2010
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I would get a retina MacBook Pro if I were you. They're far more durable when it comes to carrying it around in a bag all day! The battery life is also much better, which is something to consider when carrying your back around campus all day.

Also, the retina display is beautiful. When you're sat typing for hours and hours and hours (we've all been there...) it will be much nicer to look at.

If you're not wanting to spend that much money, have you considered a 13 inch MacBook Air? They're very good machines for word processing, email, presentations etc.
 

entwined82

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Dec 29, 2013
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Another student with a 13" rMBP (late 2013) here, 256GB HDD and 8GB of RAM. Its almost one year old and working great for me so far.
 

TheIguana

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I guess the real question is what are you studying and what kinds of computational needs do you have for it?
 

smallguy

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Oct 18, 2011
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thanks for the answers guys! and mainly it will be used for Coding, Web design and graphic design. I think the Retina MBP for £859 with 8GB seems a good price with my discount. Never had a mac before, but have got the iPhone 6 now!

Anymore opinions are welcome!

Thanks