Retina 13 inch MacBook Pro price drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by youngmac, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. youngmac macrumors regular

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    at £1249 for the base, i think that is interesting now. better processor than air, 8gb ram and retina screen. i will be fine with 128gb.


    i don't need dedicated graphics because i don't game on it. I was going to trade my 2008 mbp for the air for the portability until i saw this news.

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Well you answered your own question.
    You said you dont need dGPU and 128GB SSD, dual core CPU is fine.
    Then go for it.

    I personally wouldnt go for it since I need more than quad CPU and a dGPU.
    And I hate the fact the rMBPs have no upgradability.
    All you can upgrade is the SSD but you said you dont need it so go for it.
     
  3. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    I considered it, but still went for the air, just because of the size.
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I was comparing the air and the rMBP and there was minimal difference in size.
     
  5. robvas macrumors 68020

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    The Air is noticeably thinner
     
  6. youngmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    the 13 mba with more ssd got lowered price as well.

    so at this time would you choose a 13mba 250gb or 13 mbpr 128gb?
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Again, depends on what you do.
    Do you need the power of the new i7 CPUs, go for the MBP.
    No? Portability and price? Then go for the Air.

    You really cant answer what computer suits for one.
    It depends on how the user is wanting to use it like.
     
  8. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    And lighter to boot! Especially the 11".
     
  9. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    You and I define "minimal difference" quite differently.
     
  10. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I was just comparing them side by side last night. The air is just a little bit smaller, not by much IMO. The retina display makes up for the little size difference, and the air's screen doesn't look that good when I compared them side by side.
     
  11. youngmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will need to see how the retina display look on the 13 inch.

    i am having difficulties understanding the below:

    13 mba 1400 x 900

    13 rmbp 2560x1600 but have the 1200 x 800 screen real state. i know it is ips and has more saturation etc...
     
  12. ncrypt macrumors regular

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    The rMPB has a display that renders at 2560x1600 but so that everything on the screen isn't tiny, its scaled back down to 1200x800. So, standard real estate, but a crisper overall image :)
     
  13. youngmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you can view a 1080p video on the rMBP? i mean not a scale or anything like that?
     
  14. Hungry&Foolish Suspended

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    1080p videos on 13 rMBP play just fine. Beautiful in fact.
     

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