Re: Graphics on 13 Retina MacBook Pro vs. 15in retina MacBook Pro
First of all, not sure what computer you have, as there was no retina macbook pro in 2009 - they weren’t made before the 2012 model. But with that out of the way, I’d strongly suggest that you check this comparison page out on the Apple site. Click through the BUY NOW links for each retina model to see what upgrades you can get, and what the associated cost for each would be. Unfortunately, no one here can make that decision for you, as it’s all a matter of personal needs and wants. I can say, though, that if you are "bent" on a 15" screen, I don’t see you being happy with the 13" screen no matter what other options you choose.
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Is there an Apple store near you that you could visit so that you can play with the various machines? If not, a place like Best Buy would also work. In fact, a third party retailer may be a better option, as the Apple stores tend to be crowed, and often times resemble a full-blown 3-ring circus. There’s a great authorized Apple retailer near my home that has some really knowledgeable and helpful folks for just this type of exercise. And as much as I like the Apple stores for a lot of reasons, if you do visit a 3rd party retailer for the research, don’t take the info and run for the cheapest vendor. Their information, input and expertise are certainly worth something. Buy from them if you use them as a resource. It’s just the responsible thing to do.
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