What Macbook ??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Tech198, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    It seems to amaze me, that Apple discontinue the non-Retina 15' Mac book Pro.

    I really want to stay with 15", but i don't need the weight added by the optical drive.. and I don't really want Retina, (although i don't mind it), unfortunately you now have 3 x 13' Mac book Pro's, and 2 x 15" all with Retina, and the only one without Retina is the 13", but its got optical dive and spinning hard drive. All the rest have SSD, which i'm already used to.

    Anyone know the reason for Apple discommoding the 15" non-Retina ? All they had to slim it down by removing the optical drive.... and you have a choice of a 15" retina, and non-retina,

    Now you don't have a a choice if you want a 15".

    whats the alternative ?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Perhaps get refurb 15" MBP non-Retina?

    You can easily put SSD into a non-Retina MacBook Pro. Or remove optical drive and put a second SSD drive in it.

    I am still using a 17" MBP, but if I were to upgrade I'll probably go to 15" Retina or non-Retina.
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Probably because the entire industry is moving to Retina displays in any "premium" laptops? They don't always call them "retina", but they are all going to hi-dpi displays. Besides, why wouldn't you want a retina display? Now if you are complaining because the rMBP's are pretty much un-upgradable, I will give you that. But to not want the retina display seems silly...
  4. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    What Do You Want?

    From your post, it seems like everything you don't like about the 15" non-retina is met by the retina (i.e. optical drive, platter hard drive, weight). It is just confusing for me because it sounds like you are the target audience for the rMPB. If the only gripe you have with the rMPB is the screen, I don't know how to help you. If there is some other issue you have with the computer, please clarify, and the forum members can help you out. Otherwise, it seems like the rMPB is the perfect computer for you.

  5. Baylor2014 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2014
    Dallas, TX
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Exactly. Retina MBP fits.

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