1. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    I am in a dilemma at the moment. I have never used Mac but I have iPad mini and iPhone 5 and I really want to pick MBP non retina as currently, there's a discount of $200 or 14000 INR so eventually it will cost me $1100(approx) . Now, we all know Apple will most likely launch MBAr in Sep but Display is not a concern for me.

    I just need performance. I will be using laptop for -

    1) Managing photos
    2) Surfing web
    3) Watching movies
    4) Running VMware workstation with a virtual machine for practice purpose

    Pls help!!

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    08-17-2014 08:14 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    I have that model. I will say I regret not getting the air instead. Much lighter and easier to bring places. It's a great machine. Whatever you decide I'm sure you will be happy.
    08-17-2014 08:42 AM
  3. zerog46's Avatar
    Definitely also suggest the air. I went with it and have no regrets. It's so light and the battery kicks ****.
    08-17-2014 09:13 AM
  4. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Ok guys, i just bought MBA.. MBP 2012 model was too heavy plus it doesn't have flash drive! I am HAPPY! Yeaa
    I will definitely show up again with plethora of questions as this is my first time with Mac!

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    08-17-2014 11:49 AM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    Good luck with it. I love mine. It's light enough I carry it everywhere.
    08-17-2014 01:53 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    Good for you. Enjoy.
    08-17-2014 02:22 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    Congrats on the new Mac
    Welcome aboard 😄

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
    08-18-2014 05:04 AM
  8. agarwal.apar's Avatar
    Thanks guys! So far, I am loving it.. Just a quick question - How do you animate the icons if you hover the mouse over them?

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    08-18-2014 10:00 PM
  9. RevJar's Avatar
    I have the mid 2012 model. It's a great machine and would do all that you wanted it to do. But I don't think you could go wrong with the Air either. Congrats on your purchase.
    09-30-2014 10:22 PM
  10. avalee's Avatar
    Believe me, the 2013 model is much better.
    10-24-2014 12:59 AM
  11. knotsure's Avatar
    I triEd to talk my wife into a MBPr or MbA, but she absolutely had to have the disc drive in the laptop. She had a nice ultra book.but never used it because it didn't have an optical drive. I bought her a refurbished MBP and am glad I did. Other than the display this machine is a beast. I replaced hdd with ssd and it is as fast as a new MBPr. And it will give you a retina screen on an external monitor.
    03-09-2015 10:45 AM

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