Which MBP would you get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LBJ23, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. LBJ23 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I have came down to 2 options.

    Both 2013 models brand new

    1- A 13" RMBP with Core i7 3.0GHz 8GB 256GB

    or for $528 more I can get the following mac

    A 15" RMBP with 2.7GHz 16GB 512GB

    so the question, is the extra $500 worth it for a qual core and 8GB more, and 256GB more for space.

    Thanks
     
  2. MaxyMilan macrumors newbie

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    No, it isn't.
    8GB is enough, the extra 8 is unnecassary.
    Dual core is fine too.
    And also, if you need more space, just buy a simple external HDD.
    It's way cheaper.
     
  3. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

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    Question is do you want the bigger display or the improved portability? You can also put in 512GB of flash storage in the 13" with Build-to-Order. I think for RAM and processor the 13" specs you mentioned are fine, unless you want to do something really graphic intensive in which case you'd want the 15" because of the dedicated GPU.

    Pietro
     
  4. auhagen macrumors regular

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    Do you need 15" and a quad core cpu?

    If yes: Then yes it's worth 5xx$ more.
    If no: Then it's not worth it.
     
  5. rabidz7, Apr 21, 2013
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    rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    Will you be doing anything besides web browsing and word? [Answer question one]

    1. [if you answer yes answer question two]
    No: Get 13"
    Yes: Are you rich? [Go to question two]

    2. [If you answer yes go to question two]
    A. Yes: Do you want to upgrade anything?
    B. No: Get 15" uMBP

    3.
    A. Yes: Get 15" uMBP
    B. No: Get 15" rMBP

    The rMBP has zero upgradability and is incredibly expensive.
     
  6. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Telling us what you are doing would make this easier to answer. As a general rule: If you have the money and don't want to/need to use it on anything else you might as well get the 15". It is a great computer that will last you 4 years.
     

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