1. Sara Fortin's Avatar
    Hello! I am going to be purchasing the 13 inch Macbook Pro very soon and I am not sure what upgrades are most important when considering RAM or the flash storage or the processor. The differences are slight (besides the RAM possibly doubling) so I wasn't sure what was most important.

    I am a college student, so I will be using this for school. I am also a marketing major so I am not sure if I will be designing anything in the future.

    My main question is if I were to go with the $1499 model and upgrade for $200 for a 16GB space, would this be better than going with the $1799 model that has less storage but better flash? I would be spending the same amount when it came down to it... but I wasn't sure if I would be better off with the 8GB $1799 model over the 16GB (+$200) in the $1499 model.


    I have it narrowed down to:

    13-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display***
    Specifications:
    *2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5***
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    *256GB PCIe-based flash storage****
    $1,499.00

    or

    13-inch: 2.8GHz***
    with Retina display
    Specifications
    *2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5***
    Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    *512GB PCIe-based flash storage****
    $1,799.00



    Thank you!
    Last edited by Sara Fortin; 11-06-2014 at 03:15 PM.
    11-06-2014 02:43 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Go with the 16GB and less storage. You can always add an external hard drive for more storage but you're stuck with the RAM for the life of the Mac.
    11-06-2014 03:23 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The slight CPU difference is also not likely to make much of a difference.
    11-06-2014 03:24 PM

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