What Haswell Retina Macbook Pro Configuration will you get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Starfyre, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Starfyre, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    If you are looking at this thread, congrats! We are officially less than 48 hours to the potential announcement of the new Haswell Retina Macbook Pros! What configuration will you get for your new rMBP? Assuming that the configurations are similar to what we currently have, but with Haswell. If you previously owned a Retina Macbook Pro and are getting a different configuration than what you got for one of the other releases, please let us know why!

    If none of the options in the poll match what you plan to get, please select "Other" and let us know what Clock Speed, RAM, and SSD capacity you plan to get. Assume 750M is an option for any configuration.

    Depending on what is more popular on Macrumors, one can hope Apple will stock up more of a particular config. Note that the actual configurations when released may be different in clock speed, but relatively, they should be around the same scale configuration-wise from low to high.
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I doubt clock speeds will be that high.

    If you look at the whole Quad-core 47W TDP Haswell lineup, there's a 2.0 GHz model, 2.3GHz one and a 2.4GHz one, and I think those are all more likely to be found in base configurations. If we're lucky we may get the 2.6GHz on the high-end model and the 2.8GHz model will be for the BTO upgrade on the highest-end model, but 2.6GHz most definitely won't be on the cheapest configuration.
  4. thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    Still tossing up between the 8-16 gb ram option. Definitely do want a minimum of 512 gb. So the price of that storage will govern my ram selection.
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    At least for the 13-inch, the 3 possible processor options are a 2.4/2.6 i5 and a 2.8 i7. But I definitely can't see a 2.6 offered as base on either the 13 or 15-inc.

    Haswell doesn't have as high clock speeds, not any slower though.
  6. Alphabetize macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2013
    I'm debating what SSD capacity I want. I've been using a 256 GB SSD for quite a while and I generally have around 100 GB to spare, so I'm not sure if I really need the 512. I hope the 13-inch gets 16 GB RAM, because I'd go with that right away. 13-inch, 256 GB, 16 GB RAM.
  7. jkester macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Wasn't it mentioned in the "Waiting for Haswell..." thread that there might be a 1TB SSD capacity as well?
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Possibly. The iMac got it, and did away with a 768GB option. I can see the same thing happening here.
  9. thaifood, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    thaifood macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    Ohhhh...would be interested to see the price point for this in the rMBP. They are quite extortionate in the iMac. $1200 AUD :(
  10. jkester macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Yeah, that's what I thought. I chose "Other" in this poll in the hope that I can get my hands on a 1TB MBPr.
  11. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Out of curiosity (no judging, I promise!), what do you use all that storage for?
  12. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    No 32GB option? Don't care with the SSD capacity since it's user-replaceable.
  13. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    32GB RAM? Extremely doubt that will come this year.
  14. jkester macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    I like to keep my main Aperture library on my internal drive. I've had more than 35,000 old family photos digitized (including photos taken long before I was born). And I've been shooting RAW+jpeg on new photos since 2008, so my main Aperture library is already past 600GB, and that's only with those old family photos that I've been able to sort through and put in order so far. And then I'd like to have 150GB+ left over for documents, apps, etc.

    I'll keep my iTunes library on a mobile external hdd plugged in to an Airport Extreme, and then bring that external hdd with me when traveling.

    Certainly, the cheaper way to go would be to have more stuff on an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it matters a lot to me to have that Aperture library internal, and with me at all times.
  15. Zephyer macrumors member

    May 22, 2013
    who says its gonna be a minimum of 256? i think its gonna keep 128 as baseline, but machine cost will drop by 100$ (like they did with MBA this year) to compete with those 1080p machines by competitors.

    edit: people really opt for those high SSDs? for that difference you can get a quality few TBs Thunderbolt external.
  16. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Seems like the OP was talking about the 15-inch model. I don't know. But I agree that we probably won't see 256GB as standard on the 13-inch, and even then, Apple wouldn't include 512GB as standard in the high-end base model.

    Clock speeds also won't be that high as previously mentioned. So many variables here.
  17. actuallyinaus, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013

    actuallyinaus macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2013
  18. Quu macrumors 68030


    Apr 2, 2007
    I'm going to be buying a fully maxed out 15" model. If they give it a 1TB PCIe SSD like they have with the iMac that is the SSD I'll be getting with mine.

    Whatever the maximum is, that's what I'm getting.
  19. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2013
    Wow that's so nice. I wish I had all my old family photos. They were all lost in a house fire.
  20. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
  21. Hypathia macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2013
    16GB Ram and 512GB storage are fixed requirements. Apart from that, I'll probably go for the 4850HQ or 4950HQ if they will be available.
  22. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2005
    New England
    Base High End CPU
    Max Ram
    Max SSD

    If there is an option for a dGPU then I'll opt for it as well.
  23. Rick-ITA macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    Base model 13".

    So, I guess, 128GB (or 256), 8GB/ i5 2.4
  24. Benny- macrumors regular


    Jul 17, 2009
    The retina screen isn't a big deal for me, I'm just hoping there is a laptop as near to the following as possible.
    I7 Quad.
    8GB RAM.
    At least 500gb storage either HDD or SSD.
    Dedicated graphics card of at least 1GB.
    15" screen.

    If I could get this at £1500 I'd be very happy. I'd stretch to a little more but then it just becomes harder to justify for me.
  25. Lone Deranger macrumors 68000

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    I’m going for as low a Ghz as possible and as much RAM and as big an SSD I can get in a 13” model.
    99.9% of the tasks I’m looking to do on a laptop can be handled without a problem on the slower clock cycles. It’ll be more than fast enough. Besides, any intensive computing tasks will get done by my Mac Pro.

    Coming from a 15” 2011 quad-core MBP that gets way too hot, way too easily, I’m primarily concerned with getting a cool running machine. I hope this is what Haswell can deliver.

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