Which Is The Best Choice (rMBP)

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  1. loon3y macrumors 65816

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    couldnt add a 4th selection but the 4th would be a the same as the first one (13" rMBP) with 512 GB


    i want to get the 13" since its light and smaller but the im worried about the RAM, the ram on my current 13" mid 2010 is not enough

    and i run a lot of crap like Xcode, IIS, SQL Server, ERP Program, with a whole bunch of other smaller programs like skitch, outlook, etc etc



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  2. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    2k for 13" rMBP ?
    thats not a wise choice.

    the 3.0Ghz dual core is a total ripoff, even the 2.4Ghz Quad core basic cMBP will outperform it.

    i think the middle choice is good, unless you really really wanted the 768GB storage.
     
  3. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    This.

    It's what I have and it's absolutely perfect. It's the sweet spot for storage space so I can work on my videos without an immediate need for an external HD, I can run a dual boot with Windows 7 with a few games on it... it's actually my video and photo editing workhorse while my desktop is dedicated to gaming nowadays lol.
     
  4. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    I made a decision before reading the replies and went for the one in the middle as well.
     
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Wow, those are expensive. I think for the first one you're gonna pay way too much and not get your moneys worth. You'll still have a dual core and no dedicated graphics. The second one seems more reasonable. That last one is alright if you absolutely NEED the storage, but you could get an external HDD for cheaper.

    So go for the middle, but if you want a better deal, do check out the refurb store and see if the configuration you want is in there
     
  6. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    None of the above - all WAY too much money for what you're getting.



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  7. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well i need a new macbook
     
  8. Jare macrumors 65816

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    The last option if you have the money for it.
     
  9. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    Why not just buy the base 13" rMBP with the 2.6GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD? That's $900 off your first choice so you're looking at only $1699

    It'll be just like your current computer, but at far lower amount of money and it's also faster and better. And if you need more storage, spend $100 on a good USB 3.0 portable hard drive.

    Alternatively, go for a refurb 15" rMBP with 16GB RAM and go for the same USB 3.0 portable hard drive option.
     
  10. vtecintegra macrumors newbie

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    I bought the one on the right, but got if from the refurb store and saved $600. Looks and runs just like new.
     
  11. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i run a lot of crap like Xcode, IIS, SQL Server, ERP Program, with a whole bunch of other smaller programs like skitch, outlook, etc etc

    and the big killer, parallel desktop using bootcamp windows, and i absoulutely need this since our ERP program and SQL servers are all windows based and i do need to run mac and windows at the same time.


    i have 8 GB of ram on my macbook pro mid 2010 but it keeps using my harddrive for virtual memory and it lags my computer,

    if the new 13" rMBP wont have this problem, i will go with the 13", yea'll ill prob just go with 512, the thing is will it be laggy? will it be efficient?
     
  12. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    I'm developer too, using xcode, xampp, some tools developer...
    now i'm using retina 13", all is fine, just the screen look small :D huahahaha.

    from processor perfective, it's enough, u just need a huge ram (maybe 16 is the best choice).
     
  13. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but 8GB is max for ram on a 13" no? and its welded in so i cannot upgrade.


    if so i'll probably go 15" just incase
     
  14. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    Yes, u're right.
    maybe u need 15" retina with 16GB ram and SSD 256 maybe enough with external HDD offcourse :D

    in other case (non-retina), I suggest to 15" with quad core, u can upgrade ram to 16GB and SSD 512 and ofcourse is cheaper than retina :D
     
  15. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Refurb or CL baby! Those new prices are horrendously reflective of USD debauchery!



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  16. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    SSD will cushion the virtual memory slowdown, so it won't be as bad as on your current MBP 2010.

    But if you want to be sure, like suggested, get the 15" version. But just get the base one with the 2.4GHz processor.

    It's a quad-core processor, and it'll be way more than enough for what you're doing because all things considered, you're getting almost twice the performance of your current computer.
     
  17. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i hate those bastards at apple for the SSD prices, its just so ridiculous



    i want 700 GB of space is that so much to ask? last time it was around 500 bucks,

    we're basically almost paying double with the way apple charges us

    +400 from 512? its crazy.


    if i didnt use Xcode id just get a gaming labtop/notebook for work.

    its just ridiculously expensive
     
  18. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Just poked around a bit on Amazon and Newegg and it looks like for over 600GB SSDs you're looking at $800+, with some costing a lot more:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167060

    That's just the nature of solid state vs mechanical storage.

    One exception is the brand new Crucial M500 but it's also out of stock everywhere.
     
  19. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    im going with the middle one in the picture in the OP


    the thing is i absolutely need 16GB of ram and absolutely need 512 GB of space

    i have 250 now, and i have to keep deleting it, img oing to have multiple source codes of programs and apps not to mention many databases that can range anywhere from 1 GB - 6GB, and i am going to install 2-3 games on each side.

    partition 306 to mac and 206 to windows

    and to upgrade the processor from 2.4 - 2.7 is only 100, might as well just get it if im planning to spend that much.

    i mean if i they had a 16GB 13" rMBP id go for it
     
  20. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    +1 for refurbished or used rMBP, you can do way better prices than those!
     
  21. loon3y, Jul 6, 2013
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    loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    doesnt it mean something was wrong with it? and the outer shell of the macbook may be scratched?


    edit: im assuming computers come and go, because last time ther ewasnt a big selection now theres a couple

    but still that doesnt meet my needs, atleast 512 GB of space and 16 GB of ram
     
  22. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Especially for development, IMO (ret s/w engineer), two things come to mind: screen real estate and RAM. You can always expand storage with external devices (or perhaps a 3rd party SSD upgrade down the road). So, I agree with most of the other posts that the middle choice would be the way to go (15", 2.7/16/512).
     
  23. loon3y thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i thought everything is welded? can u upgrade the SSD?
     
  24. falconeight Guest

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    He'll go for the most expensive since it's an option.
     
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