Need to replace my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Soulflower, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Soulflower macrumors regular

    Soulflower

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    I lost my MBP in a tornado which destroyed our house. I'm considering replacing it with a new rMBP but I am not savvy about all the technical details and have not had time to read up on issues/problems, etc. I love MACs.

    I have a computer that I'm using for now and am making it OK. What do you recommend? Thank you!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    What is your usage, what programs do you need a computer for?

    btw, sorry about the loss, hopefully everyone you know is safe :(
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Man that's devastating, sorry :( (about the house).

    I like and think the 13" and 15" rMBP are awesome. If you want/need more power, than the 15". If you're a light user and would rather have slightly more portability, than the 13".

    Either way, you'll love either one.
     
  4. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with previous poster.

    What do you use your computer for? What is your budget?
    Do you know the specs of your previous machine?
     
  5. Soulflower thread starter macrumors regular

    Soulflower

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    I use it for movies, photos, podcasting (Garage Band), email, internet - pretty much everything but not gaming.

    Thanks. The house and contents were a total loss but hubby and I huddled in the hall and are fine without a scratch on us!

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    I had the Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro, i5 2.3 Ghz but I was thinking of adding to my insurance money and upgrading to the Retina.

    I also had an iMac that I lost but I'm thinking about not replacing it and going with just a MBP so I was wondering if I needed to add extra storage.
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    That's always good!

    Either rMBP will do then. Just base it off budget and portability then.
     
  7. Soulflower thread starter macrumors regular

    Soulflower

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    As for budget - I got insurance money for my MBP and don't mind spending extra for the upgrade but don't want to overkill and pay for more than I need.

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    Has everyone had good experience with Macmall and do you think there is savings shopping there instead of directly from Apple?
     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    What's more important to you? Ram or Storage or both?
     
  9. Soulflower thread starter macrumors regular

    Soulflower

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    Both

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    Also - Has everyone had good experience with Macmall and do you think there is savings shopping there instead of directly from Apple?
     

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