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Originally Posted by thtguyjosh View Post
Hi there! so I am in the market for a new macbook pro and find myself confused. I waited for the new 2013 line to have the newest possible but find that they are less powerful by far but more expensive. Is there something I'm missing?

2.8GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
128GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
for $1469
the retina is 300 dollars more for less power than the 2012. That said is there something I dont know about haswell processors that makes them more powerful or faster with less gHz? I would be using the macbook for photo and video editing as well as 3d animation.
Well in the spring I purchased a MBPro w/ retina display (which is a LOT easier for me to read small type than on my previous Dell laptop) - so you may want to take a look at both display options before buying - might be worth the extra cost if you're doing a lot of photo & video editing. Also, for the latter purposes, 8 GB RAM & a 256 GB SSD (both specs on my rMPB) would be strongly recommended - 128 GB of storage is just not enough if you are planning to put huge photo & video files on the drive. Good luck in your choice - Dave
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