Is the Mac Book Pro 15 inch Retina worth it?


Nov 1, 2013
Would it be a good choice for a video editor on the go using Final Cut Pro X as there is no other similarly speced portable option, only 12 pound gaming bricks. Also, would it be a good idea to use the program parallel and run windows and OSX on it? Or is OSX good enough?

Puvvada Vedavyas

Oct 20, 2014
worth of Mac Book Pro 15 inch Retina $1,999.00
Resolution 2880 x 1800
Installed Size 16 GB
Weight 4.5lbs
Graphics Processor intel Iris Pro Graphics
CPU intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz


OS X should be good enough. Unless you are planning on running something that requires Windows then you don't need to install it. I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro and use Adobe products and it is fine for editing. If I ever decide to try Final Cut I'm sure it will run fine. I can't comment on the Retina display as I have never used a Mac with it.

Shafi Rpl

Mar 26, 2013
I own both a macbook pro retina 15inch(late 2013,intel i7 4850hq with gt 750m 2gb gdr5) as well as a decent gaming rig(i7 2600k, gtx 770 4gb each 2 way sli). And i would like to say that retina macbooks are worth. But again u can't game on them, as they are not meant to be toys, for example when i fired up mass effect 2 on my mac, the cpu temp reached an astonishing 91c(celcius) mark, which is not good for a laptop i guess. But for work it is worth every penny and i highly recommend macs for studying and doing everything else excluding gaming.

About 15 inch and 13inch, i can't tell you which would be suited to your need, but 15 inch packs more power as well as can display more pixels on screen making it a bit more beautiful. Macs are extremely lightweight so i guess 15 inch won't give u much headache. I would suggest go for 15 inch if u r not an international celebrity who has to travel a lot. But again choice is yours.
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