Retina vs Non-Retina MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by samsandy, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. samsandy macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    New Zealand

    I recently got robbed and am trying to decide on which replacement model to get. I had the 13-inch: 2.9GHz

    2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    750GB 5400-rpm hard drive

    It was a great laptop, but I am think instead of replacing it with the same model upgrading to the 13-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display

    2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB flash storage

    I was wondering what differences I would notice in the performance, I know the display is amazing and its slightly thinner design also makes it appealing, but I really want to know if there noticeable difference in performance or if there are any draw back in having the Retina MacBook Pro.

    Storage isn't an issue have an iMac and an external drive hooked up to that.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    It will thrash your old one into next week, as your old one didn't have SSD. Nothing else matters anything like as much.
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    If money is not a problem then go and buy rMBP 13"! :apple:

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