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    I will be purchasing a 15 inch retina MacBook Pro. I will be going with the highest end model, but am wondering if I will need the bump in processor and more storage. I will be using it primarily for school and Programming. I do all different kinds of programming, as well and running multiple virtual machines (of Linux, Windows, and older version of OS X). I do need a lot of processing power, but I am wondering if the extra $200 is worth it. Also, I have never had a laptop that I needed to use to do this, and am wondering if programming and lots of virtual machines will require me to spend the $500 to buy the upgrade to 1TB on the SSD Storage. Any help is appreciated.
    05-19-2015 09:52 PM
  2. mikeo007's Avatar
    More storage would be a better investment than a 300mhz processor boost.
    05-20-2015 08:28 AM
  3. Bigeric23's Avatar
    When I purchase a computer, I always go with the high-end model. . . . No, you don't "need" to spend the extra money; you’ll be fine with the cheaper version. With that being said, if you have the extra money, get the “highest end model”. You'll be much happier for much longer.
    05-20-2015 08:35 AM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    More storage would be a better investment than a 300mhz processor boost.
    Couldn't agree more, spend on more storage.
    05-20-2015 12:09 PM

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