lars2232

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 5, 2013
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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
 

jondunford

macrumors 6502
Oct 22, 2013
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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
 

KeegM480

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2013
779
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Tampa, FL
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

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
 

durkkin

macrumors regular
Sep 23, 2013
175
1
If I were you with your budget, I would get:
13" Retina
2.4GHz i5
8GB of RAM
256GB Hard Drive

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.
 

Freyqq

macrumors 601
Dec 13, 2004
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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".
 

vistadude

macrumors 65816
Jan 3, 2010
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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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