Im an Industrial Engineering Major student.
August 27, 2012 8:22 PM Subscribe
Is Macbook Pro with Retina display worth it for college?
posted by Parh6512 to computers & internet (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Im in market of buying a new laptop. Particularly a mac due to its robust build quality. I recently sold my 2008 unibody on craigslist and received a fair market price.
Currently Im looking at Macbook Pro with Retina display. The main reason I like this is because of its high resolution display along with its portability (being a pound lighter then my previous MBP). I will be running few engineering apps on this computer later on in my year tho non of those apps are optimized for the retina display. I will be carrying this to all my classes every day. So I wanted to know your opinion on whether its worth it to spend $2000 + on this new device. This device is not upgradable and Im not sure if this will have proper resell value when I try to sell it in few years down the road. Also there have been few reports of LG displays used in the Retina display that causes Image Retention.
Let me know if its worth it to purchase this or go with something small like the Air or the 13' MBP.