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    Base model MBP "enough"

    I picked up the base model MPB as a replacement for my mid 2010 mbp (15" 2.53 ghz core duo i5, 500 gb HD).

    the new one has the following specs
    15-inch: 2.0GHz
    with Retina display
    2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics

    My question is, will this be sufficient for photo editing needs? I run Photoshop, aperture, and capture 1.

    I was fighting the urge to pull the trigger on the more expensive model that has the dedicated graphics processor, more ram (16 gb) and a larger HD (512 gb), but the price difference ($600.00) was rather significant.

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    Re: Base model MBP "enough"

    Looks more than sufficient to me, except the HD capacity. I run a 2 year old MBA with a slower processor, 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Works fine with an external HDD for photos. I use a 1TB shock proof, water proof Buffalo HD-PZ for that (copied to stationary disks at 2 different locations every week).
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