1. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Nothing is upgradeable after you buy it. I believe it is possible to buy another SSD, but the cheapest I have found was over $500. You could upgrade to 512GB or 1TB for less.
    The i7 isn't much of an upgrade over the i5, but if you are going to be using CPU intensive software, it might be worth the ($100?) upgrade for you.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4

    I meant the RAM, not the storage. Could I upgrade the RAM later?
    08-27-2014 11:34 PM
  2. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Also, does Boot Camp have a LOT of performance, and takes advantage of all the hardware, or is Parallels 10 powerful enough? And does anyone have a picture of how Windows 8.1 scales with Boot Camp on a 13" or 15" MBP retina?
    08-28-2014 03:05 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Also, does Boot Camp have a LOT of performance, and takes advantage of all the hardware, or is Parallels 10 powerful enough? And does anyone have a picture of how Windows 8.1 scales with Boot Camp on a 13" or 15" MBP retina?
    Yes to the first question.
    08-28-2014 06:46 AM
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Yes to the first question.

    Yes to which part of the first question?
    08-28-2014 12:24 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yes it takes advantage of the hardware. That's the advantage of running Bootcamp over a virtual machine solution.
    08-28-2014 03:05 PM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Yes it takes advantage of the hardware. That's the advantage of running Bootcamp over a virtual machine solution.

    Is it much more powerful?
    08-28-2014 04:09 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    I meant the RAM, not the storage. Could I upgrade the RAM later?
    No. That's why I said only the storage

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-30-2014 11:11 AM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    No. That's why I said only the storage

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4

    I thought Apple said you can't upgrade the flash storage later? Only for HDD's like the original MBP you can upgrade storage.
    08-30-2014 02:43 PM
  9. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    I don't think I have much to add at this point in the thread, but I would max out the RAM at 16GB. If you can afford it, the i7 is a "nice to have" but I probably would take that couple hundred bucks and buy Apple Care instead.
    Let us know what you come up with.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    08-31-2014 02:40 AM
  10. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I don't think I have much to add at this point in the thread, but I would max out the RAM at 16GB. If you can afford it, the i7 is a "nice to have" but I probably would take that couple hundred bucks and buy Apple Care instead.

    Let us know what you come up with.

    I know I ask a lot of questions, it's just I'm spending a lot of money, so I want to make sure I do it right.

    I'm now thinking of getting the best 15" retina model, the one with NVIDIA graphics. 512GB is good, so I don't need to upgrade to 1TB, as that's a ripoff for me.

    I wish AppleCare was longer, as I don't want to have a computer for a long time, and have the warranty expire. I might get a skin to protect the back from scratches though.
    08-31-2014 03:21 AM
  11. UJ95x's Avatar
    I thought Apple said you can't upgrade the flash storage later? Only for HDD's like the original MBP you can upgrade storage.
    I have seen a 480GB PCIe-based SSD for sale. Only the rMBP use that.
    09-01-2014 11:57 PM
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