1. ClickClack's Avatar
    Sorry didn't know where to put this and I figured someone must have a Retina MB.

    Does the Retina really make a difference? Is it worth it?

    I'm currently between the 11 MBA and the 13 MBP retina ...

    I love the portability of that 11 just wish that display was better.

    Thoughts ?
    10-19-2014 07:46 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Thread moved to MacBook.
    10-19-2014 07:50 AM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Retina didn't have to much impact on my decision. I found the MBA fitted my needs best.
    Take a look at both, and choose what best fit's your needs.
    10-19-2014 07:54 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The retina screen is that much better. To me at least. I'd never want another laptop without it.
    10-19-2014 08:08 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you do a lot of reading or graphic work then the retina is worth it.

    Having a retina MBP makes it hard when I need to go back to a non retina screen.
    10-19-2014 08:10 AM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    I agree with Karen and bamf. The screen is amazing for reading and photo editing. Not sure I could go back to a non-retina display.
    10-19-2014 10:18 AM
  7. ClickClack's Avatar
    That good huh? I have poor vision and do a lot of reading ....

    IPad Air 2 retina or MBP Retina hmm.
    10-19-2014 12:00 PM
  8. imwjl's Avatar
    I love the form factor my Air 13 has but my Retina 15 is so good I carry it in all but scenarios where theft could be more likely.

    One's circumstances should be considered. I'm in IT admin spending many hours a day at a screen. Maybe I'd not pay that premium if my eyes were not looking at a computer as much. At times I really travel light such as bike commuting or a trip with airlines when I also have sports items to bring. That makes the Air nice.
    10-19-2014 12:27 PM
  9. ClickClack's Avatar
    MBA Retina would be ideal .... the 13 inch MBP retina 2014 is super thin though, it's almost like a MBA...

    My concern on the Air as much as I love it's portability is it's screen looks subpar almost outfdated,
    10-19-2014 01:04 PM
  10. MattKerwin's Avatar
    What do you generally use your MacBook for?
    10-19-2014 01:13 PM
  11. ClickClack's Avatar
    Email - reading - research
    10-19-2014 03:51 PM
  12. Amia BooMaster's Avatar
    If you've never had a retina screen though, will it cause strain?

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    10-20-2014 10:54 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you've never had a retina screen though, will it cause strain?

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    No more than staring at any other LCD screen for too long.
    10-20-2014 11:02 AM
  14. VolatileKid's Avatar
    Its worth it
    10-20-2014 11:34 AM
  15. Amia BooMaster's Avatar
    Money is tight and I don't need the extra power of a mbp. Guess it's 13" mba for me.

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    10-20-2014 11:58 AM
  16. imwjl's Avatar
    If you've never had a retina screen though, will it cause strain?

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    I consider the Retina type to be an important job benefit.
    10-26-2014 09:51 PM
  17. Wreckus's Avatar
    I don't have good eyesite either as I can really only see out of one eye and I can tell you that it is easier to read text on my new 13 inch retina macbook pro. Another advantage of the rMBP is that when you zoom in on website with text, the text is much smother & clearer to read.

    If you can I highly recommend getting a retina Macbook Pro.
    01-28-2015 01:42 PM

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