Question about the current Macbook Pro w/Retina

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badlydrawnboy, May 31, 2013.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    I have a 13-inch Early 2011 Mac Pro. I've upgraded it with a 120 GB Mercury Extreme SSD, and then I removed the SuperDrive and put a 7,200 RPM 750 GB HDD in there.

    I'm considering upgrading to a new 13-inch MBP w/ Retina Display. I just went to look at the specs. Seems they come with an SSD, but there's no internal SuperDrive, and thus I assume no ability to add an HDD. Is that correct?

    I guess I could use a Thunderbolt external HD if I need more storage?

    How much of a difference is there, really, between the 2.9 and 2.6 models?
  2. peejack macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Correct, no superdrive and no space for anything else.

    They have thunderbolt ports so you can connect external storage.

    I expect the bump in processor speed will be quite noticeable from your 2011 to the latest rMBP but the difference between the new processors I think is minimal.


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