rMBP or Mini i7 @ these prices for these needs? Which?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by crashwins, May 14, 2013.

  1. crashwins macrumors member

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    Ok - I always get the best advice on here for decisions like this and lord knows I always seem to be making them.

    From my work I have the option of buying the following:

    6-month-old Mini 2.6GHz i7 with 8GB and 256 SSD (so, the latest $1300 model) for $600. Or, the 2.4Ghz 15" rMBP with 8GB Ram (the latest model retina) for $1300 even (it's only 1-month old and has the Samsung screen.

    My uses: CS6 (a lot), but I'm starting to get into FCP and interested in video. I may start getting into Adobe Premier, which I understad Windows handles pretty well on the Mac.

    So, for these prices and these needs which would you take? Thanks!
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    I would go for the retina all day long. $1300 is an awesome deal.
     
  3. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for chiming in...

    Well, they're both pretty excellent deals. The Mini is half off and the Retina is like a $1000 off. But I want to buy what will be most useful to me for the work, etc. Thanks!
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I would go for the rMBP.
    Im not a huge fan of retina models but for your use, I would buy it.

    The Mini only has HD4000 while the rMBP has the GT650M.
    For CS6 doing a lot of rendering, graphic intensive work, CPU intensive, MBP fits your needs.
     
  5. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I see the dedicated GPU definitely paying dividends in the CS6 environment.

    May I ask why you don't like the rMBP? I was definitely weary with the class action suit and all, but among the Samsungs things seem excellent.
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I went through 2 retinas and both were BAD.
    Horrible image retention and so many bugs that needed to be fixed.
    This was when the retina just came out so Im not sure about now.
    But IMO, for another year or two until Apple settles this, Im not going to put my hands on it.

    My way of looking is if Apple does something new, expect something faulty until the next model.
    Like iPhone 4 and its antenna problems. Fixed in next gen.
    2010 MBP CPU problem, fixed in 2011 with all new quad core.
     
  7. crashwins thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I feel a similar way. I'm not an early adopter. But, technically, this model is the next iteration of the rMBP line, no? It's updated at least from the original build, albeit without taking care of the problems with the LG models.
     
  8. B... macrumors 68000

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    Technically, yes, but in practice no. The new Lg panels (SJA2) still have IR issues. Waiting to see what Apple fixes in their TRUE rev. 2 in June/July/August.
     
  9. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    As stated above me, that is a no.
    Ghosting still can be seen with retina models and it is still not "perfect"
     
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  11. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    If you can afford it, Samsung rMBP for sure!!!!!
     
  12. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    Retina for sure! That dGPU will be a huge benefit!

    You have a Samsung panel you have a less likely chance of getting LG! I went through about 5 of them and all had LG and all had the issue. I finally got a Samsung screen and I've yet to see the issue reproduced.

    The issue of the image problem is due to the manufacture and not Apple. It's all on LG to fix the issue for Apple and since Apple is moving away from Samsung LG better get its game together before Apple starts producing it's own screens :p
     
  13. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    You meant of getting ghosting, right?
     
  14. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    Yeah haha! I had that issue with the multiple LG screen's I had. Got the Samsung haven't had the issue! The fault is on LG, not Apple.
     

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