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USB 3 is only good if you already own or are about to buy USB 3 devices

usb3 is backwards compatible, so its def a nice to have for future
post #152 of 194
apple dropped the price of the 13" retina by $200, which is fairly substantial. I always thought it was priced too high compared to the 15" model with similar storage. It's now $1499 for 128GB and $1699 for 256GB.
post #153 of 194
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

apple dropped the price of the 13" retina by $200, which is fairly substantial. I always thought it was priced too high compared to the 15" model with similar storage. It's now $1499 for 128GB and $1699 for 256GB.

And spec bumped the processor. Of course, this is just a prelude to the Haswell chips, which is where the real game will be.
post #154 of 194
These price drops are welcome. Hopefully we see some drops in the larger Macbook Pro's too.
post #155 of 194
dropppzzzzzz +1
post #156 of 194
Ordered a refurb 13" 128GB for $1269. Will see if I still hate Apple laptops or not. My Lenovo T61 is 5.5 years old at this point; have started playing around w/ Photoshop and just opening the program itself is slow as hell.
post #157 of 194
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Ordered a refurb 13" 128GB for $1269. Will see if I still hate Apple laptops or not. My Lenovo T61 is 5.5 years old at this point; have started playing around w/ Photoshop and just opening the program itself is slow as hell.

post #158 of 194
I know; wait until the Mouse sees this. He's probably already felt a disturbance in the force.
post #159 of 194
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post #160 of 194
You don't remember last time I bought (then returned) a MBP? I am deeply wounded. I thought we were friends. confused.gif
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You don't remember last time I bought (then returned) a MBP? I am deeply wounded. I thought we were friends. confused.gif

Don't be offended. He does this with everyone...
post #162 of 194
On a more serious note - as I mentioned, the current laptop isn't cutting it for Photoshop work. I don't really think of myself as a power user - I use more RAM than I do processor/graphics speed. No gaming. I usually have 30-50 browser tabs open, maybe a few word docs/spreadsheets/pdfs, some music playing, and lately a few Photoshop files open. I don't do any video work; only photo.

Thoughts on whether the i5 2.5 w/ 8GB ram will work for my needs?
post #163 of 194
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

On a more serious note - as I mentioned, the current laptop isn't cutting it for Photoshop work. I don't really think of myself as a power user - I use more RAM than I do processor/graphics speed. No gaming. I usually have 30-50 browser tabs open, maybe a few word docs/spreadsheets/pdfs, some music playing, and lately a few Photoshop files open. I don't do any video work; only photo.

Thoughts on whether the i5 2.5 w/ 8GB ram will work for my needs?

No, it wont.

Had you consulted me ahead of time, the answer would have been 'no, it won't.'
post #164 of 194
:| But the Genius I talked to said it would.
post #165 of 194
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:| But the Genius I talked to said it would.

Wow, the salesman told you that the product you were thinking about buying would do what you needed it to do. Who could have ever guessed at that turn of events...
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