Ordered 13" rMBP

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  1. mankar4, Oct 23, 2012
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    mankar4 macrumors 6502a

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    1779 after my education discount. 220 less than a 15" which has a better processor, dedicated graphics, and a bigger hard drive. But portability is at the top of my list and I wanted a retina screen.

    How are you all doing?

    Edit: Removed "I hate myself" at the end, because I'm peacefully happy with the decision now.
     
  2. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    I bought the 15" just now. It's lighter than you think.
     
  3. apparition47 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered it as well with the edu discount--the high end one (256GB). Then I realized how similarly priced the base rMBP 15" is to the high end 13" since the 15" Retina seems to get a 200$ discount as opposed to a $100 on the 13".

    It's all about Retina and portability!
     
  4. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    $800 for 512 Gb SSD???? That is Crazy! I got 2 Samsung 830 512 Gb for $860...
     

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  5. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    I actually went the other way. With that small of a difference between the models (I went with the 15", 2.6GHz, 16GB, 512GB option), I get a lot more "value" in the computer. $220 = Much faster processor (I'm selling my iMac, so this was a big factor), double the RAM, dedicated graphics, and more usable desktop space.

    I would have loved the 13" if it had something close to the specs of the 15", but I think Apple missed on this one, if it was cheaper maybe it would have been a good option.
     
  6. mankar4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think we are in the same boat. I'm not doing all kinds of rendering or graphics processing or gaming. I just wanted a computer that could run Chrome, Office, a couple statistical packages and very occasional photoshop that I can take with me wherever I go, use in bed, and use on the couch comfortably.
     
  7. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    a flop?! ...or another move from Apple to herd consumers toward the 15" rMBP?
     
  8. Doggman macrumors member

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    Congrats. I wish this had been out when I ordered my 13" MBP almost 2 years ago :( I want one so bad!

    I would get the 2.9 GHz i7, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. I'm gonna build a custom rig that will have mass storage so no need for the 256SSD.
     
  9. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    True, it could have been strategically priced to make people get the 15", since it worked on me. But either way, Apple should have at least put a quad core chip in the 13".
     
  10. apparition47 macrumors newbie

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    What other 13" laptop has a quad core CPU? Don't think it's going to happen, at least now, with the thermal and power constraints.

    But yeah, they definitely should've made the 256GB as a base or included some form of discrete GPU in there. :/
     
  11. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    In your case they didn't "miss" at all. They got you to spend another $220 that weren't intending to spend beforehand.
     
  12. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

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    i am not even shopping. ok, window-shopping. lol. but, gosh, hope it is all worth it for you. that porta-retina-aluminum-ultra-thin notebook you just ordered.
     
  13. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    Apple loves people like you; buying just to buy. It's not what you want so don't get it. You're sending them the wrong message, as will thousands of others, that this is a competitively priced product.
     
  14. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    I agree 100%, it is the same machine as the classic MBP, I had the i7 2.9 bought in July and sold it in august and then I finally pulled the trigger on a classic i7 2.7. never been more satisfied.
    I just wonder how it will perform without dedicated graphic for the retina display.

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    what are you going to do? buy an external HD?
     
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    LOL. Apple has found your "spot."

    She can't cook, has a bad personality, doesn't have any money, but u have to had her because she's BLONDE! :D
     
  16. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Actually the contrary. I was already planning on getting the 15" to begin with, had it all budgeted and everything, I only waited to order on the slight chance that Apple would have an awesome spec'd machine in a smaller package. Either way though, I'm happy with my order.
     
  17. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    FYI the 15" Retina Mac Book Pro is LIGHTER than the 13" Non-Retina.

    IMO the 13" rMBP is an overpriced lump of crap. Seriously if you need that kind of power, get the 15", if you dont, get the 13" Air. There's such a tiny market for the 13" that it may as well just be a 13" rAir.

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    Dont forget that the $220 is really nothing, as resale wise the 15" will have a much higher resale value a year or two down the line than the 13".

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    Same as me then :p Was planning on getting the 15 and was only holding out just incase the 15 either dropped in price, or the 13 had a dedicated GPU - since it didn't, I placed my order for the 15" rMBP as planned :)
     
  18. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

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    I do have the money and really wanted to buy a 13 rMBP... but i5, 128gb? You kidding me? Upgraded to i7 and 256 it costs only 30 euros less than a 15" rMBP with a quad core and dedicated GPU. I couldn't possibly justify such a ridiculous purchase. I'll get an Air.
     
  19. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    You'll be happy with the air. Dont be put off by (what looks like) the low CPU specs - it runs fine. I've been using a 2011 11" (Which only has the 64mb gpu) and it works fine for pretty intensive stuff. I've thrown a lot at it and it's a solid machine. I can only imagine that the 2012 models with the 4000 gpu will be a lot faster too!
     
  20. soulniz macrumors member

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    Ordered the base-model 13" retina. I've been waiting for it since April, and though it was pretty pricey, I just had to get it.
    It's going to be my first Mac, so I'm really looking forward to it. Oh and also, I got it with Edu-discount and without VAT.
     
  21. Lukewarmwinner macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. I could afford the rMBP, but it's a terrible value at a ridiculous price. I'm going for the Air as well. Don't really care for the retina. At least not at that premium price!
     
  22. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    You business registered (VAT exempt) then? Bet that made it a pretty nice price!

    Congrats on your first mac btw - welcome to the cult...you are now one of us :p
     
  23. soulniz macrumors member

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    Haha, thanks. Yeah I own a small business and I needed a new computer, so I thought why not the new Mac? :) However, as it so happens, I live in Denmark where everything is seriously overpriced. Even with the edu-discount and the VAT taken away, it still cost $1684!
     
  24. mankar4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I read the first impressions from various sites, I am feeling better about ordering. Everyone seems to love it and think its beautiful. At the end of the day, I'd be happy with it being $200 cheaper, but $200 is just $200. It's definitely not as good of a value as the 15" but its what I wanted, and a couple hundred bucks doesn't make a difference at the end of the day.


    Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/apple-13-inch-retina-macbook-pro-hands-on/

    Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3540614/13-inch-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-hands-on

    Slashgear: http://www.slashgear.com/13-inch-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-hands-on-23253533/

    TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/23/fi...-the-path-to-a-new-category-defining-product/
     
  25. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    and you just wasted your money... I just had to say it...
     

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