• Jacob BoetterJacob Boetter, almost 4 years ago

    I ordered the 15" 2,9 Ghz quad-core i7, Radeon 460 4GB and 1 TB SSD, top of the line except for the SSD which could have been larger (and much more expensive).

    I actually don't agree with all the critics, I believe it's an excellent set of components, especially considering power and portability. When people claim that it's not Pro enough, try and compare a bit more than just CPU-GPU-RAM. Most of the laptops they'll point you to actually don't exist in the market yet.

    That said, if the market (and Apple) accepted the laptop be a bit heavier, we could probably have 32GB ram and same battery life – but it would probably be 1 kg heavier considering everything. My guess is Apple is waiting for battery tech to keep on improving, so they can squeeze in 32 GB ram in 6-12 months without compromising on size or battery life.

    3 points
    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 4 years ago

      I ordered the exact same thing, except for the processor upgrade. I've had my current MBP for 4 years, and I do all my work on it, so upgrading was a no-brainer.

      I hesitated a bit with the hard drive upgrade but decided it was worth it for peace of mind. The only downside is that if I do end up filling up the 1TB, backing all that up with time machine will require a pretty large external drive…

      2 points
      • Ryan Snowden, almost 4 years ago

        I have 1TB in my late 2013 blinged out one and I struggle to fill it because I have thunderbolt 2 external storage. So I went 512 and maxed out the rest. To be honest the main bottle neck of my current one is the GPU struggling to drive 4K displays without making it's own wind tunnel.

        0 points