New Purchase Thoughts

Aragorn234

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Original poster
Mar 10, 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
I know I might get some angry responses but I wanted to see what others think.
I am moving from WIndows to Mac. I have an older Desktop and Laptop and want to move to a single Mac.
Wife has a 2010 27 inch iMac and I have a 2011 Macbook Air (work provided).

I am looking to go with the following system to replace both my Windows Machines
  • MacBook Pro 15 inch - Non Retina
  • Upgrade to the 7200 rpm HDD drive : May go with the Optibay solution to have an SSD installed of my own choice
  • Hi-Res Antiglare Display : Are these worth the extra money?
  • Creative Inspire T12 Speakers
  • Orico 7 Port USB 3.0 Hub

Usages
Standard usage. Including some Video edit and Photo Edit (wife does photography on the 27 inch mostly)
Will run boot camp to play
Diablo 3 & BF3 - Hope to get High Settings

Anyone care to comment if this is a good solution.
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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Seems like it. I like anti-glare and wish it were just an either/or option but such is life.
The question is why non-retina? If you were going to use an external display then I say non-retina for sure because you can't appreciate the screen when connected to an external (right now).
 

Aragorn234

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 10, 2012
56
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Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for the reply.
I guess I am not sure how the Retina will affect GPU performance.

If the GPU has to produce twice as many pixels then it is not going to perform as well. At the distance I will sit from the display and it connected to an external display also I think The Retina display may also be lost on myself.
 

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