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Which MacBook Pro should I get?

ArdieFelice

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i am looking at buying a new MacBook Pro, I know they have the retina display MacBook pros now but what is so good about it? Is it much better then the 'normal' MacBook Pro? Like I know the display is different.
I will be using it for school and to play games and normal web browsing plus photo editing. Which one is best?
 

iConnected

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It sounds like you might benefit from going to an Apple Store (or other computer retailer) and having a look at the different options. The Retina display is much sharper than the regular display - it's well worth having, imo.

You might also want to consider the MacBook, as your intended usage doesn't sound overly demanding.

There's a comparison here:

http://store.apple.com/uk/mac/compare
 

eXan

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i am looking at buying a new MacBook Pro, I know they have the retina display MacBook pros now but what is so good about it? Is it much better then the 'normal' MacBook Pro? Like I know the display is different.
I will be using it for school and to play games and normal web browsing plus photo editing. Which one is best?

Just keep in mind that the "normal" MBP they are selling now is horribly out of date and is 3 years old at this point.
 

Dark Void

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Jun 1, 2011
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Either MBP would be fine for what you state you will be using it for - depending on what you mean by "games." You need to decide what your preferences are in terms of things like portability. Neither choice is best by default - it relies on what would benefit you personally.

Difference between the displays is resolution. This means that it is generally higher quality because it contains more pixels. Text will be a lot more crisp, pictures a bit more vibrant, etc. It also means you can fit more on the screen despite its physical size because of how it is scaled.

It is "better" for most but you may end up not caring for it.
 

LewisChapman

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Just keep in mind that the "normal" MBP they are selling now is horribly out of date and is 3 years old at this point.

As much as I love my MBP, I am unsure as to why they are still selling them - they are ancient now!
 
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