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macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 18, 2011
Okinawa, Japan
So i am looking to get a new rMBP. I plan on using it for app development, as i am just starting out in that, email and internet. I am looking at getting this one and am curious as if its too much not enough our just right for what i wanna do. i do know i want the 15" screen and a decent size hard drive but do plan on getting a 500gb or a 1tb external for keeping my code files and the app files i will be making not sure if thats possible though anyways. Any help would be appreciated.


macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
Its a nice machine priced at a convenient discount, I'd much rather spend that amount then 2k+

Its a poweful machine that should give you what you need.


macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2010
FWIW, my wife has happily programmed on a 13-in MBA for 3+ years, upgraded with an OWC 480GB SSD so she can test and evaluate her code against 100GB datasets. She has a standing offer from me that she can upgrade at any time. (We buy the system because her employer allows BYOD in place of a Asus running Linux.) She uses an external monitor sometimes, but not always.
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