Three models make me mad (scheme)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ultra AleM, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Ultra AleM macrumors 6502a

    Ultra AleM

    Jun 22, 2012
    Hello guys. I am going to buy a MacBook this week but I'm going mad.
    I had a MacBook Air but I sold it because it was not so powerful and I could not upgrade my 4GB of RAM (I do some video editing and stuff). I need it for college and my stuff, too. So both light and heavy things.

    I was indecise between three models of MacBook Pro.

    MacBook Pro 13 Retina (1.624€)
    MacBook Pro 15 (1.719€)
    MacBook Pro 15 Retina (2.050€)

    I make a tab with pro and cons of the models so you can help me. And I'd like to ask you if there is something different (improvements) between the 2012 rMBP and the 2013 one.

    MacBook Pro Retina 13

    1. - The price
    2. - Portability (so light and small)
    3. - Fantastic Retina display with no glares (I can get up to 1680x1050 space in a 13")
    4. - SSD and 8GB of RAM
    5. - Newest design

    1. - Dual-core CPU
    2. - Small storage (256GB)
    3. - No dedicated side stereo
    4. - No dedicated graphics card

    MacBook Pro 15

    1. - I can upgrade it myself
    2. - It has dedicated graphics
    3. - It has dedicated stereo
    4. - Quad-core CPU
    5. - DVD
    6. - Lot of storage (I can install Windows on a 128GB partition for games)
    1. - Old design
    2. - Crap display with tons of glare
    3. - Slow HDD I guess
    4. - Heavy as hell compared to the other two
    5. - Old MegSafe

    MacBook Pro 15 Retina

    1. - Fantastic Display
    2. - Quad-core / 8GB / SSD / dedicated graphics
    3. - Dedicated stereo
    4. - Newest design

    1. - OMFG price
    2. - Little storage (no Windows)
    3. - Cannot upgrade RAM
    4. - No portability

    I cannot just decide. I like the 15 Retina but it's expensive and has some CONs I listed. I like the normal Pro (for the storage among all) but it's full of CONs. I like the 13 Retina but it's only dual, no dedicated graphics.

    Help me, thanks a lot. Appreciate it.
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    You can get the older 15" with the hi-res anti-glare screen.

    It's always a tradeoff between power and portability. You have to decide which is more important to you. I have a 15" and find it a comfortable trade between weight and power. I used to have a 17" and loved the screen but the size and weight was an issue. When I've tried a 13" I find the screen just a little too small for my aging eyes.

    Another advantage to the cMBP is that you can always remove the HDD and replace it with a SSD for significantly less cost than getting it from Apple. You then have the removed drive for backup.
  3. CultHero macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2007
    how is a 15 inch rMBP not portable?:confused:

    I used to travel for work a ton and carried my Powerbook everywhere I went.....

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