MBP R....what for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrWingman, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. MrWingman macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody,
    I ordered the smallest MacBook Pro Retina yesterday. My reasons are:
    - Retina display of course
    - Having an up to date computer even in one or two years
    - And it´s light and portable

    I wanted to buy an Air first, but after they introduced the new Pro Retina, I was amazed by that thing.
    I will use it for surfing the web, sometimes playing video games, writing, creating presentations....

    Do you guys think I made the right decision? I meant it´s pretty much the Retina display which is important to me....

    Thanks for your comments!
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    A bit underpowered for what you're doing but it's all good, you'll just have to upgrade sooner. Have fun!
     
  3. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Yea it's a good buy.
     
  4. MrWingman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm ok....After 3 people agreeing, I can´t be totally wrong ;)
     
  5. wmage macrumors member

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    Air would have been more than enough for what you do.

    But if you have the money, good for you.
     
  6. MrWingman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could an MacBook Air run video games like Anno 2070, Call of Duty etc? I always use two monitors and do many things at the same time (e.g. I always have min 5 tabs open, work with a couple of PDF´s an write at the same time...
     
  7. pandamonia macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    Air is a high powered Net Book.

    the 650M will be a decent GPU for gaming at sensible resolutions. You can probably over clock it to 660M speeds with ease in windows.

    You made a good choice.
     
  8. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I don't know about Anno. But Call of Duty, most certainly.

    I had an 11" Air with the 320M graphics and it ran COD4 fluently at native resolution and high graphics (in OS X). In Windows 7, it ran MW3 at native res and medium graphics very smoothly.

    The HD3000 was poorer than the 320M but the new HD4000 should be even better than the 320M was- it's only a little ways off from the 6490M in the previous gen base MBP.
     
  9. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

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    I think you are preaching to the converted here. If you want someone to disagree with you you may be best going to a dell forum. If one exists!
     
  10. MrWingman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You´re right. And if we are all honest to ourselfs...nobody wants to hear that it was a bad decision. We never buy things we need....we buy things we want:rolleyes:
     

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