5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2013 9:23 PM by steve359
rohith626 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


I am using early 2013 rMBP with core i7, 2.7ghz, 16gb ram, 250 gb SSD. i got it for 2150 pound  and i am pretty happy with it.

But later release of new late 2013 mac book pro i was shocked with its pice for those specs 2.3ghz core i7, 16gb ram, 512 ssd for same cost.

with added features , Now here my  tought is that is it better to upgrade to new macbook pro or not...?

i am a web developer spend most of the time on Adobe cs6 and slightly on games ....

So can u please give some suggestion in upgrading....

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,275 points)

    Chasing the newest technology (with new dollars) when your current technology (paid for) does thejob is a losing game.


    Determine if your current system is not working first, then look at other/newer option.  My humble opinion.

  • rohith626 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You for a valuable answer.

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,275 points)

    Glad to help.


    Happy travels.

  • rohith626 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And i do have a small doubt that i always hook up my power adapter to my mac as adobe flash consumes lot of battery so for every 2 to 3 hours plugging and unplugging irritates me and from past 3 months i am working onsight so i spend my time in home only...

    So plugging in power adapter all day effect my laptop...?

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,275 points)

    Flash is a hungry animal.


    I levae my system plugged in most of the time.  It charges to 100%, discharges slowly to 95% then recharges to 100% (save "constant charging").  But I can because  do not travel with it as much as you.


    I still us it on battery to 40% once a month.


    Do NOT run it dead ... lithiumion batteries do not like that.


    But, remeber you bought portable for a reason.  If you cannot conveniently plug is all of the time while you are on the road, just set aside $10 a month for the new battery you will need at 1000 cycles and only plug in on the road to keep it at or above 30%.


    Do not try to limit cycle-usage if it limits your productivity.