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    Default Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...



    With the "standard" 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Retina display-equipped counterpart only $100 apart, you might think that few people would be interested in the older MacBook Pro. It's thicker, heavier, has a lower resolution screen, is less power-efficient and isn't as speedy. You'd be wrong. Turns out the "standard" MacBook Pro is still selling briskly.

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    With the "standard" 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Retina display-equipped counterpart only $100 apart, you might think that few people would be interested in the older MacBook Pro. It's thicker, heavier, has a lower resolution screen, is less power-efficient and isn't as speedy. You'd be wrong. Turns out the "standard" MacBook Pro is still selling briskly.

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    Some people might not need the retina display.
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    For the same reason someone would still buy an iPad 2. To save money!
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    I just got the non retina 13inch MacBook Pro for $950 with discounts from the apple refurbs.
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    1. To save money as has been mentioned above.
    2. Lack of desire or need for a retina display.
    3. Personal choice ****
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    More hard drive space.
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    I get it, still rocking my 2010 MacBook Pro and in spite of being overdue for an update and being able to afford it I've got these rational moments when I turn on my Mac and realise it's still beautiful, reliable and just all I need. A close friend of mine owns the newest model and while I got to admit it's a remarkable product the older ones are regardless top shelf and to this day awesome machines. So why not, especially bearing in mind the huge price difference it doesn't surprise me in the least.
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by galaxyboy View Post
    Some people might not need the retina display.
    High res display, faster wifi, SSD, newer Intel platform etc etc
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    Some people just bought it before Retina came out the following year, and they didn't have a say on it whatsoever.

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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    As D said it all comes down to preference and your budget.
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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    The 13" MBP is certainly the worst SKU Apple is currently offering. I'd gladly make the case for a 13" Air or the rMBP all day long. If it's an issue of money, I'd direct someone to an Apple refurb.

    I'm not surprised it continues to sell though with its lower price point. I just think it's a shame that it is still using that older hardware. I'd like to see them keep a non - retina MBP as a low(er) cost middle ground between the Air and the rMBP.

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    Default Re: Why the heck would anyone buy the non-Retina MacBook Pro? Well...

    Simple answer for me, the disc drive. If you need one and buy the retina display, you'd be spending more than the $100 difference in the end.

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