Upgrading from 2010 MBP 13" to retina

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by loganisland, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. loganisland macrumors newbie

    Aug 9, 2012
    Hey, I've been offered a mean discount on a MBP retina so I'm keen to upgrade from my mid-2010 MBP 13". It's the 2.6GHz core 2 duo, 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM model. I've got a few offers for it (about $1000) which makes the price of the retina even less in my eyes.
    I do some student film editing on FCP as well as watching lots of video and listening to music. I will be traveling with it a fair bit too.
    Just wanting some opinions on whether this is a good upgrade for my uses and I'm keen to hear from some people who have bought and used the retina.
    Also opinions on whether to purchase Applecare as I have seen a few problems with the retina and its SSD.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You don't need the retina model to do this.
  3. ZacT94 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    I bought AppleCare for my rMBP. I've had no problems with my rMBP at all since I bought it. May I ask what model rMBP you are buying? The display on the rMBP is amazing and the rMBP is quite fast. You might want consider getting a maxed out 13" Air though, if you are doing a fair bit of travel with it. It should be enough for your needs, but if you really want to buy an rMBP, go right ahead. It is an amazing machine.

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