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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )
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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )
    Hi every body

    I have decided buy MacBook Pro

    I will use MacBook for browse in Internet and sometime Photoshop

    Which MacBook is faster when open 10 tab with safari and play music and edit document by office at the same time ?

    MD102 or MD212 ?


    MacBook Pro : MD102LL
    13-inch
    2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    750GB 5400-rpm hard drive

    OR

    MacBook Pro : MD212LL
    13-inch with Retina display
    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    128GB flash storage



    MacBook speed with 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor but hard drive is better or 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with flash storage ?

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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )
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    Which MacBook is faster when open 10 tab with safari and play music and edit document by office at the same time ?
    After you open the apps, it is unlikely that you would notice any difference between either one in that particular scenario.
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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )

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    The SSD in the Retina Display MBP will let you load up your OS and apps faster but once they are open and running in the background, the difference in speed probably won't be noticeable

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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )
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    Thanks a lot for advise

    I had read a review that 13" rMBP took longer to display when several tab and app opened together because with no dedicated GPU and high resolution, processor must push it

    It's true?

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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )

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    I just bought a rMBP 13" and really like it. I have a Lenovo W520 with and i7 and the same amount of ram and the rMBP is so much snappier. I regularly have 6 to 8 tabs open in my browser with Parallels running 1 to 2 virtual machines and have not noticed any delay in the display. I initially thought of getting the older generation MBP but fell in love with the retina display.

    My 2 cents

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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )
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    I heard can't upgrade the 13" MBP hdd to a SSD easily ! confirm ?

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    Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingol View Post
    I heard can't upgrade the 13" MBP hdd to a SSD easily ! confirm ?
    The non-retina MBP's HDD can be upgraded easily which is one of the reasons why I chose it over the retina version.

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