Retina MacBook Pro 15" Users

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iPad Retina, Jan 13, 2015.

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Which model of retina MacBook 15" do you have?

  1. Mid-2012

    24.0%
  2. Early 2013

    7.1%
  3. Late 2013 (Haswell)

    34.2%
  4. Mid-2014

    37.3%
  1. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

    iPad Retina

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    Hello all, I'm just wondering which Macbook pro retina you got, mid 2012 and if you had any issues with it. And what do you use it for.

    Thanks
     
  2. TRC-WA macrumors regular

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    See sig...

    I just got it last week for $1709.99 after discounts and use it for AutoCAD, amateur photo/video editing (PNW is beautiful country) and web surfing...

    No issues.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Mid-2012 2.7GHz i7 (see sig). Had it almost two years (come Feb.). No problems, except it did develop image retention sometime before a year was out. Rarely see it, and it will go away by itself, so I don't even think about it as a problem. I guess I was in the group who "if you don't have it yet, you will), since it didn't show any evidence of retention for most of first year.

    I could have it replaced, but there's always a chance of getting one with bad pixels or uneven lighting - this one's perfect in all ways besides the occasional retention.

    Most use is web, email, and iTunes, but I do have bursts of image and video editing from time to time (Aperture and FCPX). Also, some audio work, and Windows apps using Parallels.
     
  4. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    same here, but was going to get a RiMac, glad i deferred as i have very little confidence in the AMD GPU; i think i will get the RMBA when they come out and a 5k rimac later this year when they offer a half decent GPU like the nvidia 980
     
  6. FumbleDuck macrumors member

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    Mid-2014 with just the Iris Pro card. Yosemite Clean install. Mostly used for development, running vitual machines, photo editing and the odd bit of music production.
    Not had one issue with it. Fantastic machine. Decided to go for the Iris Pro only as I dont do that much gaming and didnt want to be dealing with managing two GPUs (as well as extra battery life hopefully).
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Mid 2012 model here. I've long felt that this was the best apple laptop, and that opinion still holds true. Its a great balance of power, weight and size, along with a gorgeous screen.
     
  8. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I have the late 2013 15" rMBP. I bought it as a Christmas gift to myself on December of 2013. It's been a great laptop thus far. No issues *knock on wood* and has lasted much longer than any Windows laptop/desktop I've ever owned in my life. I use it primarily for watching movies/shows on Netflix, YouTube videos, surfing the net, Facebook, writing on my spare time, etc. It's a great device and well worth the $3,500 I've spent to get it. By far, my most expensive purchase yet but such an amazing device.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Late-2013. Applecare replacement for a Late-2011. Near perfect combination of size, weight, performance and battery life. Perfect so far, can't fault it.

    Well, other than the lack of onboard Ethernet and Firewire. ;)
     
  10. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Late 2013 also. I don't miss integrated Firewire or Ethernet, all those can be easily and cheaply added via USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt dongles.

    I bought an Anker USB 3.0 GigE & 3 port USB hub, works like a charm on the rare occasion I need wired Ethernet or a handful of USB ports.
     
  11. Orr macrumors 6502

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    mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    I have the 1st gen Mid 2012 15" retina MacBook Pro and this one has had 2 occurrences of a dead daughter board on the right side which is the SD Card, USB3 and HDMI slots on the right side of the laptop stop working.
    Both times Apple swapped the boards, once in warranty and once out of warranty.

    I got my wife the 2014 rMBP 15" w/ 750m and zero issues but it is less than a month old.

    My 2012 is my main 'at home' computer. I do a lot of my work on it from CAD designs, remoting in to my office computer, some light video work. My iMac is where I do much of my multitasking and heavier work when I need more screen realestate with 3 - 27" Monitors.
    2013 MBA is my on the move laptop that stays in my truck and goes with me on trips and vacations, you jsut can't beat that battery life, I just wish it had a retina screen. If Apple does make a retina MBA this will most likely replace both laptops.

    My wife's 2014 rMBP is her go to for almost any work. Pages, Numbers, emails, research. Her iMac is her main QuickBooks and business machine. iPad Air 2 is the go to reading device for her.
     
  14. catan macrumors member

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    Late-2013 base model with 750m here, I use it mostly for Xcode and eventually will be my main portable computer once my 4-year old PC laptop dies; I'l'l replace that one with a desktop PC or iMac. Tried a few relatively non-intensive games on it (like Dota 2) and the keyboard got really hot :( I'll probably pay a visit to the Apple store to get the unit cleaned of dust.
     
  15. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I've got the Thunderbolt adaptors for both. Downside is that ties up both Thunderbolt ports,so you can't then run an external Displayport monitor which the 2011 could.

    I'll go looking for a USB3 gigabit NIC - would solve the issue.
     
  16. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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  17. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    no problems with my mid-2014 except that it collects dust :(
     
  18. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I must have its twin, it's the best Apple laptop (of many) I've owned to date.
     
  19. marlon bishop macrumors member

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    got mines brand new dec 31... mid 2014 2.8 ghz 16 gb ram blah blah ... its a speed monster! i run Yosemite and two virtual machines no problem!
     
  20. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Here's the one I'm using
    http://www.ianker.com/product/68ANHUB-U3E1A
     
  21. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Late 2013. I use it for everything except a couple of apps that have no Mac versions.
     
  22. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Which one do you recommend for a high school user?
     
  23. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, just curious. How did you get discounts?
     
  24. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I originally had a mid '12 rMBP 2.6 GHz. It was replaced under AppleCare by the Mid'14 I have now.
     
  25. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    Late 2013 15" Retina replacing a 2009 MBP that finally died 7 months after being drenched in red wine. :) I repaired the keyboard in the old one and gave it to a family member.

    The MBP is my "office" machine and mostly does office-y things, except when on the road when it's called upon to run linux in a VirtualBox. (Or, very rarely, Winders in the VBox -- shudder!) Occasionally, having to carry along the outboard DVD drive is a pain, but I don't use it that much and it's nice not having the space/weight when I don't need it.

    I should think that most high school users would be perfectly happy with an Air. I might have gone with an Air myself, except that I need the 15 inch screen (old eyes) and the extra memory.
     

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