4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 4:41 PM by eferr
eferr Level 1 (0 points)

So, the new MBP retina is pretty dope, for sure.  That said, I have been debating if it is really worth it, or, if I should buy a new 15" MBP high-res, and upgrade it on my own with a 512 GB crucial SSD ($399, in the optical drive), and 16GB ($100) of memory.  I know it would lack the retina display, HDMI, and anorexic look of the MBPret.  That said, it'd be an equally tough machine, for significantly less money.  What do you apple-ytes think about that idea?


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • Shah_Min Level 2 (355 points)

    Either way you can't go wrong.  Honestly look at your own life if you are going to need the Retina screen and will be using it everyday go for retina.  If you don't really need it go for the ssd upgrade.

     

    also on a side note the MBPR models have a few problems with them so far.  The repairs are very expensive due to everything being practically glued together.  Also i have seen on the forums problems with the screen. 

  • eferr Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I totally read about that from the fixya dude.  That is a major reason I paused about the MBPret.

  • Shah_Min Level 2 (355 points)

    A rule of thumb for me is to wait around a year when new products come out so the companies can get all the bugs/problems out. 

  • eferr Level 1 (0 points)

    Word.