Talk me off the ledge - Someone

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ct1211, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    So I know it will more than likely be about a year before we see full next gen MacBook "Pro" Retina computers. I have a late 2013 rMBP 8GB/256GB that I run Parallels along with a work program. With not a lot open I am running out of RAM all the time now. So I am going to order a 2015 13" rMBP with 16GB and perhaps the 512 HD, I am very tempted to just go all out and get the i7 processor meaning I am spending $2400 (with tax) for a 13" laptop. Granted, I travel a lot and my computer gets used all day every day. Anyone think this is a crazy move? I'm going to call this "Spinning Ball Syndrome" SBS for short! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Might as well just get the 15" at that point. You can get all that stuff, with a quad core processor instead of dual core AND a better GPU for 2000. If you can wait a few months for broadwell on the 15", that would be even better.
     
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  4. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I travel by air for work extensively. I tried a 15" rMBP a couple of years ago. They don't fit on tray tables on planes and it's too heavy to lug around. I have to have 13" (Hopefully a 14" rMBP next year that is under 3 lbs)

    I have a work program that needs windows and rebooting has always been a hassle. I am also thinking I could almost get away with that new Macpad if I just run windows on it but 12" is just too small for fine editing in PhotoShop and other CS work.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    There is nothing wrong with your current rMBP.

    Free RAM values are meaningless and irrelevant. The only relevant thing when measuring RAM is RAM pressure.

    I've got a late-2013 13" rMBP (i7/16/512) and when comparing it to a friend's late-2013 13" (2.4/8/256) under the same workload (VMware with Windows 8, 4GB RAM assigned to it), I'm hard-pressed to find the difference, unless Photoshop is also open at the same time in OS X.
     
  6. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You hit the nail on the head!! My first Mac was the 2011 AIR that was finally fast enough for regular workloads. with 4GB RAM I had no problems with parallels running unless I opened say a PS.

    Now, many times I do have Acrobat professional, PowerPoint, PS and maybe Fireworks plus a proprietary program from my company that powers a SIP phone interface and a full school Emergency Notification/paging system we sell for client demos. My RAM runs down to 0% several times a day but putting that aside I have real issues. Programs freeze, lock ups and spinning beachballs. These are relevant problems to me. I think I'm ready to try an i7 16GB and see how it all works. Also the faster Read/Writes should be a benefit.
     

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