Why is the rMBP 13 even needed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcfinch, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. mcfinch macrumors member

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    You can buy a comparable Macbook air 13 for $1199... why is the rMBP 13 even needed?
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    to fit the lineup and steal our money
     
  3. Suno macrumors 6502

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    I honestly don't know. Anyone who's going for the 13 rMBP certainly isn't getting it for the performance, so besides the screen you're better off getting the air. Am I missing something here? Whatever, I can't wait until my 15' MBP arrives on Thursday!
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I love 13" laptops (I have a 15" rMBP - would prefer something slightly smaller) but I can't see a reason I'd buy a 13" rMBP. I'd definitely choose the Air over the rMBP.
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Because some folks go gaga for Retina. Sell their souls for that GORGEOUS screen! ;)
     
  6. KylePowers, Oct 23, 2012
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    KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Maybe to run three external monitors at one time?

    Maybe to have crisper images or larger screen real estate with its retina display?

    Maybe to have more accurate colored pictures with its screen's higher color gamut?

    But, that's all I got.

    EDIT - Oh, and if you need more than 512GB of SSD storage (...at an outrageous price)
     
  7. zephonic macrumors 65816

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  8. iLog.Genius, Oct 23, 2012
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    iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I'd only want it for the resolution (13-inch and resolution doesn't hurt my eyes) but not for that price and it's limitations.
     
  9. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Cause there are people that just wants the retina screen?
    Just like how many people think upgrade their rMBP to 16gb cause they want to 'future' proof.
     

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