Time to buy a new machine for editing. Needing advice please.

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP gdourado Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Comparing the Retina and non-Retina MBPs

I saw this:

- MBA 2013 1.7 i7 8gb 256gb for 1260.
- rMBP 13 3.0 i7 8gb 256gb for 1510.

So, that's 250 price difference and you don't get a pcie ssd, but you get a retina display that can go to 1680x1050 working resolution, has IPS and a 3.0 dual core i7.

The MBA geekbenches at 8145 and the retina at 8703.
Is the real world difference more?

For photography, what would be the best?
How is the difference of the displays in regard to colour gamut, contrast and colour calibration ability?
Is the retina miles ahead?
Also, for photoshop and lightroom, are these dual core cpu's enough or is it worth spending more for a 4 core 15 incher?


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