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As far as I know, the MB Pro's now sport a Haswell CPU, with Intel Iris Pro (/ GT 750M for the '15 model) since not too long ago.
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Also make sure you plan to get Applecare. If you are in school it is well worth the money.
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post

Well, it's hard to say what would be best for you, but the 13" Air has amazing battery life, and makes it pretty well-suited to toting around between classes. Pros are more flexible, but also more expensive. Make sure you opt for as much storage as you can possibly afford, because you'll inevitably have to run some things inside a Linux VM. It still burns me to this day that Xilinx has no native ISE for OSX, but a quick VM solved that problem.

I agree with that, except I'm not a fan of the low resolution on the regular MBPs.
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How much flash storage would you recommend?

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If you get 128GB, you'll be needing an external HDD for any type of media storage.

Personally, I have a regular MBP, so I swapped out my CD drive for a HDD. I have an SSD + HDD, 128GB + 500GB, respectively. I have a backup partition on the HDD and then another partition on it for my VMs and other stuff.

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I only have a 256GB ssd on my desktop, so I should be fine with the same on my laptop. Do you think the rMBP is worth it if your programming, clear text etc. Wonder if we'll get a rMBP.

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If you ask me, I think the retinas are too expensive for the lack of being able to upgrade. You're pretty much stuck with everything. On my regular MBP, I put my own SSD and 16GB of RAM in it. Is that overkill? I don't think so: I can use 8-10GB easy when I've got IDEs, browsers, media, and VMs open for all of the work I do. If I got a retina with these specs, I would have spent a fortune.

The resolution on the retinas are excellent, though, and I think they can even do quad-monitors. That's a huge + for productivity smile.gif
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I agree with that, except I'm not a fan of the low resolution on the regular MBPs.

Yeah, once I laid eyes on the 13" rMBP, it was game over for me -- bought it on the spot. Never looked back. My only gripe would be that HD 4000 is woefully inadequate for driving the bult-in panel and even a single external 1200p display. It's not really bothersome, per se, but the choppiness in system animations is a small annoyance.
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I'd really like a 13" retina macbook air.

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