Which MacBook Pro should I get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ArdieFelice, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. ArdieFelice macrumors newbie


    Jul 4, 2015
    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?
  2. iConnected macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2011
    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:

  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Free rMBP try out at your local Apple Store near you and they will be there to answer your questions.
  4. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Just keep in mind that the "normal" MBP they are selling now is horribly out of date and is 3 years old at this point.
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Cimmerian End
    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.
  6. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2015
    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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