Should I buy 13" MBP with Retina


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 20, 2014

I have been eyeing this laptop for some time but not sure if I should wait for couple of months for Apple's announcements on this line?

Thanks in advance,
S Ray


Staff member
May 3, 2009
If you need one now, then take the plunge. no one really knows when apple will release an update, but given the delays to Broadwell, I suspect it will be much later this year


macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2013
Also depends on where you buy it. Middle of a cycle purchases can save you up to 30% on Ebay and with refurbs.

it takes quite a while for these to discount (or most Apple products)


macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
I can only speak from experience...I was dubious about real estate on the 13" screen but I was blown away. As Maflynn points out, delays to Intel's production of the new Broadwell chip are well documented, so I'd say go ahead. I Use my maxed out 13" for just about everything, and it's more capable than I thought...It will happily run Doom, Quake ( I know I'm an old guy) in full settings without missing a beat, and I have the stock 8GB RAM.

Only thing I would suggest is that you think carefully about RAM intensive Apps prior to purchase as this is a non user upgrade. I went for the 500GB SSD and the 3GHZ CPU.

Wouldn't be without it...I just sold my iPad and although I want a new one, I find this just as nice to use...It's not heavy on my lap ( I had a 17" cMBP before) and i can comfortably use it for hours on my laptop tray.