Who's retina MBP is the biggest upgrade? (from your previous computer)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xcelerate, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Xcelerate macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Here's what I'm upgrading from:

    -2007 Dell D630
    -Had a GPU problem in 2009 (the nVidia fiasco) and got that replaced, but it doesn't really work well
    -It's running at 83 degree Celsius right now just doing nothing
    -In fact, it's so hot that the plastic vent covering the heatsink at the back of the laptop warped and then melted off - you can see the metal heatsink :D
    -And I'm down to 5 min. battery life

    Here's the Geekbench comparison between my D630 and the new Retina MPB:


    Can anyone top this? :p
  2. ihakim, Jun 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

    ihakim macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Stanford, CA
  3. mason.kramer macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2007
    Watertown, MA
    Well, my laptop is a 2006 black polycarb macbook with an SSD upgrade. It's a 2ghz core 2 duo with 2gb of ram. Screen res is 1280x800.

    I do have a faster computer in my sig, but only at home.

    I'm getting the cheaper Retina model with stock configuration. It's going to be pretty sweet, I think. :)
  4. Callumbear845 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    I have (had) a 2004 15" gateway single core laptop with 512mb ram after upgrades and a hard drive upgraded to 60GB. It weighs like 11lb and won't connect to the Internet.
  5. Xcelerate thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Holy crap muffin -- this is what you're upgrading from? I think you win...
  6. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    It might be mine. I might be upgrading from nothing. I've never owned a computer and I go back and forth daily on this guy. It's the first and only computer to seriously, seriously tempt me.

    I live on Mobiles, always have. Any heavy lifting I just go to my local library. Currently I use a rooted Galaxy Note running CM9 RC0. I also have a Lumia 900 around and I just sold my old HDTV and was going to grab a new Samsung 40 LED but this thing dropped. My apartment is like the stone age: no TV, Radio or Internet. Just me and the Note.

    So. Torn.
  7. Callumbear845 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Yah. It's not plesent. I have been using borrowed computers to work on my SolidWorks projects. The retina display should be great for SolidWorks and photoshop.
  8. bioyuki macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    LOL I thought I was the only one. The last 6 weeks on a Chromebook have been ridiculously painful.
  9. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Fujitsu LOOX U50X/V(B), circa 2007
    800MHz Intel A110 CPU
    1GB DDR2 (no clue how fast it is) RAM, integrated
    1024x600 10" display
    Extended battery (7.4V 5.2Ah)
    Intel 6100 wifi card
    SD and CF Type II slots, both empty
    Disabled parts: 1-Seg TV antenna and tuner, tablet-mode and digitizer, fingerprint scanner
    Non-working parts: buttons near the screen, keyboard light (needs driver)

    All that going to the BTO RMBP with both the CPU and RAM upgrades :)
  10. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    I am upgrading from a maxed out mid 2012 fat MBP15 with hi-res screen. I win!

    No, I am not. I was lying
  11. ihakim macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Stanford, CA
    Oh, I completely agree! The only thing it had going for itself was battery life, but that went out the window with the new UI.
  12. IllmasterMath macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
  13. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2008
    Upgraded from a 17" Mid 2009 MacBook Pro- THIS new one fits in my briefcase. Very happy with the speakers and screen too !
  14. Xcelerate thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ah, screw it. I never make grammar mistakes. The one time I do, I'm called out on it. :rolleyes:
  15. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    A guy I work with is upgrading from his PowerMac G5.
  16. Marrakas macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Thank God you came by to let us know!

    What is a Chromebook?
  18. jhuang macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    2007 MacBook with 2 GB RAM (that I upgraded from 1GB!) on Leopard. Battery is completely dead.

    The crazy thing is that I have been a design student for the last two years and am constantly running 2 or more Adobe CS5 programs at the same time - thank the seven that I finally got a job that provides me a machine.

    But I can't WAIT to get a retina MBP. If only I could find one....
  19. mexico macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2011
    macbook pro 2,2. 1 hour of battery life on a brand new battery! 3gigs of ram and 320 hard drive that is ready to fail at any moment. Ive been using this with cs5 and cinema 4d. A decent cinema render can take anywhere from 3hours to 3 days for 1 frame!
  20. Acidsplat macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2011
    I had a late 2008 aluminum MacBook that I gave to my mother back in November, and hoped the updates would come sooner than they did...

    Right now I'm stuck using a Dell Dimension 4700 with a 2.0ghz Pentium 4 with the faulty Hyper-Threading implementation, 256MB of RAM, 80GB hard drive, with Windows XP. I can't even have Google Chrome open without it ram paging to the disk...
  21. touko macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    2006 15" MacBook Pro 1,1
    Core Duo T2500 2.0GHz
    512MB RAM (stock) + 1GB module
    80GB 5400rpm HDD swapped with 320GB 5400rpm
    ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 128MB
    comes with SuperDrive
    Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11a/b/g capable
  22. serb macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2012
    alright you all will find this hilarious

    i have a Sony Vaio (i don't even know how to spell it) desktop computer from 2001 that has been my only computer forever, its a Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz processor with 1.50 gb of RAM

    windows XP from 2002 service pack 3

    my display is a plug and play monitor with a NVIDIA Geforce4 MX 440 with AGP8X graphics card

    i think i have you guys beat

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