rMBP vs Haswell rMBP (2013 April)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UBS28, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    I found a store that is selling the 15" rMBP 512 gb / 8gb with a $300 discount during XMAS so I'm thinking of picking one up.

    Is this a good buy or will I spend many months running into annoyances? ( I prefer to skip 1st gen products usually )
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Have you read about possible problems? Any laptop can have problems.
     
  3. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard many complaining that the rest of the world does not have enough retina content to fully utilise the screen...
     
  4. jangozo macrumors member

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    What does that even mean? Are you referring to foreign internet sites?

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    Make sure they have a good returns policy.
     
  5. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    More and more software is making good use of the Retina display. You may not be able to utilize it 100% or all of the time, but after you did you never want to go back...

    Go to any store offering both Retina and non-Retina display machines and compare both side by side. Take a look at the dock and at some text on screen. If you don't see any difference you probably don't need a Retina display in the first place...
     
  6. idunn macrumors 6502

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    Maybe not

    You might want to continue your policy of avoiding 1st generation products.

    There have been some issues with the Model A retinas; whether you would suffer this is a roll of the dice. All the more as various screen issues have been reported popping up months after purchase (and beyond initial inspection, if from a store, and easy return). There seems a fair chance Model B retinas will experience fewer such issues.

    The advent of Haswell should help the relatively underpowered 13" retinas most, but still a consideration with the 15", particularly regarding eventual resale.

    $300 seems like a decent discount, otherwise. Although as it is built in, ideally one would want 16GB of RAM, especially in a 15" model where it may be more likely used.

    As halfway inclined, you might want to skip this.
     
  7. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    $300 off is a tremendous deal on what is actually a very good value computer for what you get. I would buy it, 'cept I've already got one...
     
  8. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I realize this. I'm just regurgitating what I heard. That's good advice.

    It means that the things you see over the web, along with some apps you download, do not have a high enough resolution to fill up all the pixels on your screen.
     
  9. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    As always seems the case, there are likely a LOT more Good Ones than Bad Ones, and usually people would be more likely to Complain than Praise.. Sadly.. :rolleyes:

    Need It..

    Buy It..

    Use It..

    Like It..

    Repeat Every Three Years, or as Needed..

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