I am trying to decide between what mac to get as a university student

I currently have an ipad and I feel that it is not reaching its needs as my course is heavily loaded with presentations etc.
I want to get a MacBook Pro 13" but I do not know whether I should get the retna or standard one.

Which mac would run better if I undertake these activities on it:
-word documents constantly 5+ hours 3-5 days a week
-power point presentations
-occasional movies
-occasional games ... Mainly league of legends
-lots of web browsing.. Multiple tabs open at a time

I understand that the processor is the only thing I cannot upgrade, and the dual core worries me for the occasional game, I am not sure how it will go as I'm new to mac. It is necessary to get the top end retna (I'm leaning towards the retna) over the lower end as they only have a minor difference in the processors I.e. 2.5 & 2.6 with a turbo boost of 3.1 and 3.1.


1 Answer from the Community

  • Hey, im new to getting a mac and i have just notice this and i see you posted this a while ago, did you end up getting a macbook? if so which one? as i seem to be doing the same activities as yourself.

    • Answered by Paschalis N
    • 6-Mar-2014