RMBP for $1599 or 17 inch cMBP (antiglare) $1479

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    Vampire5003 macrumors 6502

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    So I can get the RMBP 15 inch for $1599 refurb, or the CMBP 17 inch antiglare (MD036LL/A) for $1479. Which is a better buy? I do a lot of graphic work and server management, so I need to be sure that the double scaling that the retina MBP does won't affect photoshop or dreamweaver. I will be using a Thunderbolt display or Dell U2713HM/U2713H . I can also get a 15 inch high res antiglare CMBP (MD035LL/A) for $1369. In fact for $1079 I can get 15 inch normal CMBP (early 2011) (MD318LL/A). Ahh! This is difficult! I need suggestions!

    Thanks,

    T
     
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  3. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The reason? I'm curious :)
     
  4. durruti macrumors regular

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    2880x1800.

    Dunno about Dreamweaver and Photoshop being retina aware though.

    I'm actually waiting for next gen. rmbp, but if I had to get one today, it'd be rmbp 15" with stand and without external display.
     
  5. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I see
     
  6. durruti macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Oh, also the rmbp has IPS display so near 180 degree viewing angles.
     
  7. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely the rMBP. It is going to have better internals and you will have an SSD without upgrade and you can use external storage. 17" is nice but you already are using an external monitor. The thinnest and light weight will be appreciated everyday!
     
  8. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that's two for the retina :)

    Hmm Dell vs Thunderbolt display....?
     
  9. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for the TBD update with Thunderbolt 2. Should be worth it.
     
  10. Vampire5003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Which monitor would you say is better for my line of work? Hmm.
     
  11. Klae17 macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the TBD because you can plug in your Macbook directly into the display easily. For graphics I like the TBD, although there is major glare.
     
  12. FireSlade675 macrumors newbie

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    The Retina is better

    I'd personally go for the retina display, especially since there is an Nvidia card which is good for graphics work. As per the double scaling issue, I think that problem could be easily resolved by either using your monitor or by changing the system resolution in system preferences.(also helps reduce render times) My colleague just got a refurbished retina core i7 macbook 15" with an nvidia gtx 650 1GB GDDR5, and it does photoshop rendering just fine. After effects and Flash run with flying colors and decent rendering times as well.

    Good Luck,
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  13. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a

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    Rmbp

    Get the Retina Macbook Pro, it's a great machine. As far as monitors either solution is good. I lean towards the Dell because I use a PC laptop for work and can hook it in when working from home.
     
  14. jinyoungkim7 macrumors regular

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    Get the rMBP, just got mine. The screen is unbelievably awesome. When I now look at my mid 2010 MBP the screen looks SO grainy and blurry.
     

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