What can the rMBP do that the cMBPs cannot do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Liquinn, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hi, I might get a rMBP next year... possibly... but what can the current rMBP do that my cMBP can't do?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Display the same content with higher clarity, connecting an HDMI device without adapter, being able to connect up to 12 Thunderbolt devices, being faster to carry and that is probably it, though there might be something else of course.
  3. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
  4. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    - Weigh less, less then a MBP 13
    - Scale to Higher Resolution, even higher than ThunderBolt Display
    - Retina Screen
    - No need for dongles
    - PowerNap
    - Reduced glare

    At least there were the reasons that differentiate and why I went RMBP.
  5. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    RAM can be upgrade to 16 GB of RAM in 2011 and 2012 cMBPs, nowadays for less than 100 USD / €. SSDs can also be added for much less than Apple wants, 500 GB of SSD can be had for less than 350 USD. And Apple still wants 500 USD from your for an upgrade of the 256 GB SSD to the 512 GB SSD on the MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
  7. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hopefully when Apple remove the cMBPs they reduce the rMBPs price.

    One can help. :)
  8. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    - IPS display for better viewing angles and color gamut
    - Much higher resolution
    - Scaling options to improve your screen real-estate
    - Less screen glare
    - Better speakers
    - Cooler
    - Quieter
    - Multiple display support
    - Use a Thunderbolt drive/accessory while the other port is used by an external display dongle
    - HDMI without an adapter
    - Smaller on all axises
    - Lighter
    - Power Nap
    - Dual mics
  9. joeysarks macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2011
  10. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
    If you are actually asking what it can't DO, the answer is nothing. Same Ivy Bridge and can actually have the same ram and SSD.

    Other stuff listed above is just preferences and has nothing to do with ACTUAL DO!

    And yes Retina screen is just resolution preference!
  11. nontroppo macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2009
    Huh? It is a physically superior display technology, or do the laws of physics not apply to you?
  12. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Make you poorer?
  13. Ubele macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2008
    I think means that you can edit photos, videos, documents, etc. on either a rMBP or a cMBP. They'll look sharper on a rMBP, and you can see more content on screen at once (depending on how you set the resolution), but it's not a case of "You can only edit up to a 30-minute video on a cMBP, but you can edit a full, two-hour movie on a rMBP."
  14. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Anything to do with color in either stills or video is just painful on the old macbook pros. The rMBP seems passable in that regard (still not quite what you can get with desktop displays), but trying to judge minor changes is just really difficult without a really good display. It's hard to understand the difference unless you've used one as colors are already perceived in such a comparative manner, and a lot of the software is extremely sensitive. Just having decent uniformity and stable color helps avoid further complications.
  15. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    rMBP can maximize your orgasm due to pixel density while watching HD porn.
  16. ibarrett94 macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2011
    you can watch more porn at once but 1080p porn looks better on a cmbp... i think;)

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