Non-rMBP vs New rMBP15

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  1. TRDGT4Writer macrumors regular

    TRDGT4Writer

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    I'm in the market for a Macbook Pro that's going to be better than my 2008 Macbook Pro 15 which served me well. However, I'm going to replace the old 750GB 7,200rpm SSHD with a new 1TB SSHD and use my old MBP as an archive only laptop.

    The question is which laptop should I buy: The Mid 2012 non-rMBP15 or the new rMBP15 that's coming this week (I hope)? Is it worth paying the extra $$$ for it? If I was going to buy the new rMBP15, I would have to upgrade every part of the MBP15 to suite my needs which is Video Editing and Compositing.

    What are the MacRumors recommendations?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd go with the new rMBP. The screens are just that good.
     
  3. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Retina Macbook Pro FTW

    The rMBP will be better in basically everyway. The screen, the CPU/GPU, Storage, RAM, Cooling Technology/Design... you may be able to get close with a non retina in some aspects, but the Retina is a better choice overall IMO
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    rMBP

    There is no comparrison for your work that screen will make all the difference and hopefully there'll be a much better dGPU option which will make your video encoding much much faster.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    How important is money? A used cMBP will be less than half what a new rMBP will be, even after you upgrade it. $900-1000 vs. $2500+ is a significant difference.
     
  6. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you need to upgrade the old MBP when the rMBP would do all the video editing/compositing much faster?
     

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