Which macbook pro should i buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lars2232, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. lars2232 macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    The last many years i had a windows computer and I have never tried a mac computer before. Anyway, I have now decided to go buy a mac laptop. I am sure that i will buy a macbook pro but i don't know which of them.

    My budget is about the $1600.
    I mostly use the laptop for school use, but I also play computer games. I play games like MW3.

    Another fact is that the new macbook pro retina doesn't have dvd/cd drive, so if I end up buying the retina I should also buy a dvd/cd drive.

    Can any clever user in here help me? :)

    NB: sorry for my bad english
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    based on your usage i would go for the bottom retina model with 8GB RAM and however much storage you need and then just get a console for gaming :)

    otherwise you will be spending another $600+ on specs that will only benefit your gaming when you could just get a console with the money
     
  3. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you with your budget, I would get:
    13" Retina
    2.4GHz i5
    8GB of RAM
    256GB Hard Drive

    These of of Amazon
    USB external hard drive, for extra space, you will want it
    Apple Superdrive
     
  4. durkkin macrumors regular

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    This. The mid standard configuration rMBP will suit you just fine. I wouldn't bother with the DVD drive. It's most likely going to be a waste of $80. If you absolutely *HAVE* to have an external drive, you can find ones online for cheaper than Apple's.
     
  5. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats why I said Superdrive, he made it seem necessary :) Superdrives can be found cheap on amazon, $30 with a case.
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I'd try to find an ivy bridge 15" rmbp or cmbp with 650M. They could be had for around your budget, and it will be a lot better for gaming than the 13".
     
  7. sonyisawesome macrumors regular

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    Anything is better than the current base haswell models for gaming and 3D modeling.
     
  8. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I'd get an air or low specced pro and save the rest for a gaming desktop or xbox one.
     

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