1. Malek Yamout's Avatar
    I'm a student and I need a MacBook, should I buy the retina MacBook or MacBook Pro, I don't need the power of the MacBook Pro but the retina MacBook seems so fragile and could scratch and break easily, which one is more durable?
    04-23-2016 06:52 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I would say the rMBP is more durable. I am a student as well and I invested in a 15" rMBP. Apple should be releasing a new MacBook Pro later in the year.
    04-23-2016 08:13 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Both models have an aluminum shell so they're both just as susceptible to scratches. Speck has some really nice covers for MacBook. I suggest checking them out if you're worried. The Pro is slightly thicker because its components are thicker. I wouldn't equate that to be more or less fragile than the thinner MacBook.
    As @TripleOne mentioned, we are expecting some new model announcements, probably at WWDC in June. I'm interested to see what Apple does with its MacBook lineup. I wouldn't be surprised to see the MacBooks come down in price, possibly absorbing the Air lineup. Of course, we won't know anything for sure until Apple makes an announcement.
    TripleOne likes this.
    04-23-2016 08:20 AM

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