So I am on the market for a new workhorse laptop that will be my main computer. My use for it will be mostly web design/python programming, and would like to check out the latest games.
I was planning on grabbing a non-retina mbp 15" with the hi-rez antiglare screen and measly 5400 rpm hdd priced out to $1899 on apples online store.. But after stopping by an out-of-town Best Buy, I made an impulse buy on a stock 15" retina mbp they had on sale for $2089 (down from $2199 for the same model through apple online).
So now I am really geeking about this 8gb of soldered ram it has. I am a bit of a poweruser and with games especially that extra ram is important. Even more so as time goes on.
So to return this now I have to wait 10 days for BB to send me a check (I paid cash...), then to order online with 16gb ram and forfeit the BB discount, I'm looking at + $350 for + 8gb ram.
I want to believe that the ram being soldered is providing some sort of speed increase that will mildly negate the need to upgrade. Is there any truth to this?
It's looking like my best bet is to return this, wait for the check, order the non-retina mbp and source an ssd and ram from amazon/newegg but i'm taking a huge hit on screen quality, ssd speed, half the video card ram, and louder fans.
Any advice to add to or less'n my buyer's remorse?