My novice take on the 13rmbp and the 15

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Harlowgold1, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Harlowgold1 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    So, I purchased the 13" rmbp and had it for two days. The resolution just seemed too small for me. So, I took it back and bought the monster size 15" rmbp. For me, I hate the size for portability reasons. However!!! The speed, graphics card, and performance are STELLAR! I am NOT a 'power-user' but the speed is immense with just basic tasks! So what am I getting at? If you are considering buying a 13rmbp WAIT! The price of $1999 for a dual core vs. the quad core is RIDICULOUS! :p

    Apple has no sense of economy of scale in their pricing and the system performance... Jenny (Breaking her arms with her big brick)...
  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    I hope you are confusing this with screen size...
  3. Harlowgold1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Yes I was along with the resolution for retina display
  4. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    I have to agree. The retina display looks pretty, but the max resolution is too much for a 13" (or 15") screen; in my opinion.

    It is more pixels than in Apple's 30 inch Cinema Display in half (or less) the size.
  5. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2008
    N.Georgia, USA (on the Lake, near the Mountains)
    If you are not used to a 13" screen, then it could seem "cramped"? But the web page info is all there and you get used to the format and love the portability. Just sayin, but I got my 13 rMBP for $1499 when best buy matched Frys....
  6. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Luzern, Switzerland
    I totally agree, your take on is clearly and completely novice. :rolleyes:
  7. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
    Well put!
  8. Harlowgold1 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Why must people on these forums be just plain rude? That is really unfortunate! You both own dual core processors!
  9. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2011
    Personally I was waiting for the 13 inch but considering how **** the specs were, I decided to go for a 15 inch. Honestly, it's quite compact compared to the cMBP 15 inch since the bezel is smaller. Plus the fact that it weighs less than a 13 inch cMBP is also a major factor!
  10. celticfc482 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012
    I just got a rMPB 15 and honestly I can't believe the size of it. Coming from a 15 inch Dell this is really amazing. It is very thin and the weight is just not a factor. I don't really see how anyone would find this heavy unless coming from a 11 or 13 inch air. This 15 inch will beat most other smaller laptops (13/14 inch) in portability. So powerful yet the design is amazing, Apple never fail to amaze when it comes to design.
  11. treyjustice macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2009
    I have the 15 inch rMBP used to have a 13 inch 2010 macbook pro. This honestly feels about the same I don't notice it taking up a lot of space or anything.
  12. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Me too, once the 13" rMbp came out, I decided to get the 15" due to the value for my $
  13. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    You mean that doing basic tasks on the 13'' rMBP were much slower than on the 15'' rMBP? Because you only mentioned your problem was the screen size... And what are basic tasks for you?
  14. sostoobad macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    I have an older 15" pro, its great, I like a 15" over a 13" I have an 11" air for portability.

    OT But GO COWBOYS !!:D
  15. Spink10 macrumors 601


    Nov 3, 2011
  16. Ploki macrumors 68000

    Jan 21, 2008
    i second that
  17. hypobid macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2012
    I agree, at $1699, the 13" rMBP is way overpriced. I paid $1499 through Best Buy plus tax, and I still think I overpaid (although I'm getting about $100 back in Best Buy rewards certificats). Oh well, I do love it, though :).
  18. gametime10 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2006
    I picked a rMBP w/ 256GB SSD for $1570. Still a bit more than I would like, but not terrible.
  19. Spink10 macrumors 601


    Nov 3, 2011
    Portability has never been a problem for me - so that may be why I personally undervalue the 13's and 11's.

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