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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 19, 2013

I am a first time Macbook user. I just ordered the 15" 8GB 256GB SS 2.4 i7 core with mountain lion OS. I do music production and some hobbyist photography and video. Main use is for music recording though. My big question is for $150 more I could have ordered the brand new version. But I stretched my budget to get the one I ordered. I would have loved it better with 512 GB but I do have a PC laptop loaded for assistance in these areas...

Big question: is there a big difference between the latest and the one just before....should I cancel the order and just try to get the latest???

I'm trying to explain to my wife why I have purchased two very nice laptops in a week.......

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


macrumors 6502
Apr 23, 2008
So you have last year's 15 inch retina and are considering getting this year's version instead. I would just go with you have. One nice thing about your model is that it has the dedicated video card unlike this year's bottom end 15inch retina which does not.
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