Mac Book Pro 128GB Flash Storage or 750GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm

Please help! I am looking to buy my son a new laptop as he is starting college and needs a good all around laptop. He will be using laptop for school as well as things like ITunes. Not into computer gaming. I am looking at the Apple refurbished Mac Book Pro
( 2options)

#1 13" with retina display
128 GB flash storage
8GB memory
2.5Ghz dual core i5 processor
3MB shared L3 cache

#2 13"
750GB serial ATA, 5400 rpm
8GB memory
2.9GHz dual core i7 processor
4MB shared L3 cache

They are the same price I just dont know what option would be the best for his needs? Any help would be appreciated.....Thank You

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Well what are you going to be using it for. I have the 13 pro MacBook retina with 256GB because the 128GB was just not going to be enough for me. Even at 256 I purchased an external storage drive. One thing about the two you are looking at is the I7 processor which is the way I would go. SSD's are going to be dropping in price in time and you could always switch out the hard drive for a flash drive later. 128GB is just not enough storage in my opinion. The regular MacBook Pro is a lot easier to upgrade if you are even interested. I have both, the regular MacBook and the retina MacBook. One thing I don't like about the retina is that it is not upgradeable as everything is glued to the board. Either way you will be happy but I would definitely not get 128GB, you will need more space than that I'm afraid.

    • Answered by Rhonda S from Little Rock
    • 23-Jul-2013