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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Jan 23, 2014.
Please help me decide!
Please help us decide!
What will you use it for?
I am going to use it mainly for school purposes (i.e. listening to lecture recordings, taking notes, etc)
I also play games (League of Legends) and also watch movies while browsing the web (I love multitasking when I'm watching movies on my laptop)
I originally used a sony vaio laptop with 256GB hard and 4GB RAM, but I didn't have any issues with it. So I'm pretty sure that regardless of which one i get, it's going to be too good for my usage, but I just wanted to know which of the two laptops would be better xD
my vote goes to the first one. That's what I did. You could always get an external drive if you need more space but if funds is not an issue I would have gone with the second choice.
But they're both $1849 o.o
Are you in the U.S.?
If you use education pricing you can get the 2.6, 16GB, 512 for $1879 plus tax.
Its a tough call man. Depends on what you use it for. If just for what you said, the 8gigs of ram is probably enough. On the other hand, you can always get external storage down the road. You cannot up the ram if needed.
Thanks for the response.
I've decided to get the 16GB RAM w/ 256GB ssd (I hope I don't regret)
I'm in Canada by the way, and the tax here is 13% lol...
The first model, for my needs. the extra RAM really helps a lot. As for the storage, id probably just end up going for a nice thunderbolt external lol.
Yea, external seems to be a good option for me as well
First, Ram is soldered in, can always use an external if you need it, and technically you can replace the SSD in the rMBPs because it's a card, so down the line, upgrading the SSD will get cheaper
Oh, thats another thing. Since the RAM isn't user upgradeable it would be good to already have that fixed at the highest you could have it.
Both are utter overkill for your needs.
Since you have the luxury of sufficient funds you might as well flip a coin.
Because you wanna burn some cash the 15" would be worth a consideration.
Cpu isnt upgradeable either.
I love discussions on RAM and how much RAM and average user needs
Did you fill up the 256GB of the storage on the Sony?
If not and you had plenty of room to spare, then get the 256gb/16gb model, otherwise get the one with the larger storage.
I would have gone with the second one.
The space is quite useful, whereas you don't really need 8GB of RAM for the things you've listed.
As much as the SSD is technically upgradeable, there are very few people who actually bother.
Using an external drive (unless for backup), defeats the point of having a laptop computer.
We have to add though that the op here just wants spend some cash.
Economicaly speaking he would be best served with a nice ipad air.
considering they had no issues with the 4GB Viao not sure the need for quadruple the RAM, I would of went for the larger SSD but thats just me
I think that is the wise move. You can always increase storage space by buying a cheap external USB3.0 drive or by replacing the SSD drive with a bigger unit in the future ( check EBay, the 512GB is about $500).