Retina vs 2012 Classic

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhoenixMac, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Been searching on my phone all day and was looking for some advice.

    I am selling my 13" 2010 MBP and upgrading between either the retina or classic. My Main uses will be either boot camping or vm to use Arc Gis software and probably some light photoshop and Lightroom use, with the occasional civ 5 and counter strike. The price isnt a problem just wondering if the reduced weight and retina are worth it as I travel a lot.
     
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

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    Where are you currently limited right now on your MBP?
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  4. PhoenixMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The 13" screen I travel a lot so an external isn't a solution.
     
  5. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    This.

    + Anti-glare
     
  6. boto macrumors 6502

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    If money is not a problem than I would suggest purchasing a rMBP. It will remind you of the same weight of your current 13" laptop and will mind blown you in terms of performance and display. As long as your not interested in upgradeability than this will be the best choice. In addition, if your working on photoshop images, the retina quality display will enhance your photos when editing small areas or pixel by pixels if necessary.
     
  7. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    It's intense spending $1,700+ on a laptop. The average consumer does not spend that much money.
     
  8. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    I agree!

     
  9. PhoenixMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm not an average consumer, I'm more a prosumer.
     
  10. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    1 more in favor of the rMBP. The cMBP is End of Life now and with Apple you always have to be willing to change your way of thinking about things. No sense hanging onto old technology (cd drives, floppy drives etc.)
     
  11. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    I have the higher end 15" cMBP low res screen, and I love it.
     
  12. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I'm thinking of going the classic route. Top of the line classic MBP, put an aftermarket 250GB SSD (~$200) into the main drive slot, remove the optical drive and put the stock 750GB HDD in there (using a ~$20 bracket) which would allow me to no longer have to carry around my current external HDD, then get an enclosure for the optical drive (another ~$20). Then at some point upgrade the RAM to 16GB (~$100).
     

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