RMBP only $190 more than MBP

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  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

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    I have been thinking it over and finally did the math... I feel that I need the 1GB 650M for work and for my studies as a Civil Engineering student, so that eliminates the base MBP. If I compare the two, the RMBP is only $190 more and all of the hardware has a warranty through Apple. I feel $190 is a small price to pay for the new form factor, resale, and just to have the latest and hopefully greatest. The only downsides that I can see are no more spare drive in the optibay for redundancy and being a beta tester for the RMBP. I can’t wait!

    MBP
    2.6GHz
    650M 1GB
    Hi-Res
    $2089 with my student discount
    Add aftermarket 16GB RAM $100
    Add Crucial 512GB SSD $400
    Total $2589

    RMBP
    2.6GHz
    650M 1GB
    Retina
    Upgrade 16GB RAM
    512GB SSD
    $2779 with my student discount
     
  2. deblewis macrumors member

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    MBP comes with optic drive so to be equal add another $79 to the rMPB..
     
  3. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    How many different threads do we need about this exact subject? Please, next time do a search and post on one of those instead of clogging the forum with the same things over and over again...
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    forget civil engineering your should be a detective

    the non retina also has an optical drive that can be converted into a hard drive, will be user upgradeable when 32GB RAM comes around and 1TB SSDs just a few things that still make the non retina more appealing to some people
     
  5. mstgkillr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Although I didn't do a search, I have been visiting this site frequently these last few weeks and I haven't seen this "exact subject". If anything was clogging the forum, it was your useless post.

    I think you said it best when you asked "Why do people post unhelpful, snarky remarks?" You might want to ask yourself your own question!
     
  6. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    got mine free of charge
     
  7. mstgkillr thread starter macrumors regular

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    How did you manage that?
     
  8. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    called apple up told them i had legacy software on disks. told them that these programs are also in the app store but i shouldn't be forced to pay twice. they agreed and removed the fee from my order
     
  9. dynafrom macrumors member

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    Lol @ buying a super drive.

    Just get any external DVD for $20.
     
  10. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I thought pointing out the search feature was rather helpful. Otherwise I wouldn't have suggested it. I didn't think my post was all that snarky, either. Maybe I should try harder next time...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1390992
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1390385

    There's a few others that talk about it, too. But since I'm not being helpful I won't bother pointing them out :rolleyes:
     
  11. doh123 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i dont get it.

    external blu ray drives are also getting really cheap now, even if you need to buy extra software to use it to play movies on your Mac. like $85 for a blu ray reader and like $100 for USB blu ray burners. Newegg has a good one sale right now for cheap. ($85)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151251
     
  12. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I think that only works if you live nowhere near an Apple store- I asked about installing my copy of iWork and they told me to just go make a Genius Bar appointment and they'll install it for me lol
     
  13. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    I'm 40 minutes away from two

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    that is really gonna suck if u ever need to reinstall it. making appts and driving to apple just to load a disk...f that
     

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