Which MacBook Pro is faster ? (13" Retina 2.5GHz -HDD or 13" LED 2.9GHz - SDD )

Jingol

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Hi every body

I have decided buy MacBook Pro

I will use MacBook for browse in Internet and sometime Photoshop

Which MacBook is faster when open 10 tab with safari and play music and edit document by office at the same time ?

MD102 or MD212 ?


MacBook Pro : MD102LL
13-inch
2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
750GB 5400-rpm hard drive

OR

MacBook Pro : MD212LL
13-inch with Retina display
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
8GB 1600MHz memory
128GB flash storage


MacBook speed with 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor but hard drive is better or 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with flash storage ?
 

johnnyq1233

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The I7 system will be more powerful but the HDD will slow it down a bit.
Can you not get that I7 with an SSD instead of the HDD?
If the non-retina I7 is cheaper then add an external drive for storage as SSDs are not cheap!
I take it that they use the same video card...so speed might be an issue or you can always add an external retina display later.
Hope this helps...JQ
 

Jingol

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Thanks a lot for advise

I had read a review that 13" rMBP took longer to display when several tab and app opened together because with no dedicated GPU and high resolution, processor must push it

It's true?
 

sos85

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2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 more powerful

SSD load faster than HDD when some large video game or large program .

In the end you need a powerful graphic card.
 

johnnyq1233

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It depends.
Is this a purchase from a supplier or are you buying 2nd hand off some site.
As long as you have the OS disc and key, you should be fine with installing to an SSD.
The physical size of the drive is identical to any HDD and the connection should be the same cause they're all SATA.
So what would be the difficult part?
 
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