5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 6:30 AM by saturnotaku
Michael Bratley Level 2 (190 points)

Hi, I know this has probably been discussed a lot. But I'm looking for advice on which model to buy. I would like to keep with the 13" model (I currently have a unibody Macbook 2.4GHz with 4GB RAM). But I am concerned with the rMBP performance after reading some reviews and the lack of dedicated Graphics. I use my Mac obviously for every day tasks, email, web surfing, calendar etc. I also use iPhoto and iMovie for minor editing and I also do software and web development, mainly using XCode and Netbeans. My question is, would the 13 rMBP perform these tasks well, baring in mind I prefer the form factor of the 13". I am willing to consider the 15" seeing as the price difference is not that great from the 256GB 13" model to the base 15" model. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)