Tough choice help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iWallace26, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. iWallace26 macrumors regular

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    I have an option to buy either a 13" 2014 MacBook pro retina with i7(3ghz) 512gb or a 2015 12" Macbook Gold 1.1 ghz both are asking $800

    I say tough choice because the MacBook is newer
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    The key question....what will you be using it for. What you use it for should dictate your needs
     
  3. iWallace26 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm a realtor so mainly sending emails, downloading files, and typing a lot
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    Also the gold one comes with a $80 conversion kit and a clear case
     
  4. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    I would go for the Pro, but for your usage the MacBook will plainly suffice.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    An iPad's powerful enough for your needs, so get whichever you like.

    The Macbook pro's a much more powerful and capable machine, but if you don't need the power, go for the one you like best.
     
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  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    If portability is important to you, the rMB is going to be easier to move around simply due to the size and weight. This isn't to say that the 13" rMBP is huge or heavy though.
     
  8. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I do IT work for a realtor and she prefers the 12.9" iPP to a laptop. She uses it to easily show information to clients when showing houses and what not. Of course, she uses a desktop mainly when not on the go.

    If you are planning on doing most of your typing on either the new rMB or an iPP, make sure you try out the keyboard first. The rMBP will have the comfort of a normal Apple keyboard, while the rMB has a far different feel.
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    If you type a lot, get the pro. I hate the keyboard on the MacBook. At least try out the keyboard before you decide.
     
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