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If it were mine I would, it's my sisters and she just does a lot of essays and some microscope slides etc on it, nothing that would need 8GB. And 8GB at least in Canada for branded RAM sticks is at least 80 dollars plus tax, something she isn't willing to pay.  For the second part, thanks, so 5GB single channel would be better than 4GB dual you think? Mountain Lion is such a dog on 2GB. 
It currently has 2GB installed in 2 sticks of 1GB. Would you go for 4GB by way of 2x2, or 5GB with 1 4GB and 1 1GB stick, both for the same price? Does it support asynchronous dual channel? If not, is the performance impact from going down to single channel more than the impact of going from 4GB to 5? 
    So no GT3e/HD5200 for anything, you think? 
The eDRAM on package for the high end GT3e Haswell configuration should provide a significant boost to performance, the GT2 with half the execution resources (although at a base clock twice as high as GT3 at 400 vs 200) performs about a quarter better than Ivy Bridges HD4000, and Intel is saying there's a 2x performance increase from IVB to Haswells integrated graphics on the top end.  I'm curious, especially for the 13" MBP, if we would be getting the one with or...
Now can it do basic UI animations without lag? Single core performance seemed to be the bottleneck there.
A smaller screen and a year and a half old SoC make for a cheap device to make? I'm shocked. SHOCKED.
Funny how they touted resolution over screen area for so long, then turned around just for their Nexus 7 comparison and touted the Minis screen area. They're having it both ways, and most people will take what they said in stride.
If you run the current RMBP on the Intel graphics (which it defaults to for most tasks) lots of animations are laggy, especially the resize animation and the ical page flip, I can literally count four or five frames separately. Perhaps the small resolution drop the 13" RMBP would take over the 15" would fix that, but I highly doubt it. Let's await and see.
Intel has a quad core mobile Ivy Bridge processor with the same TDP as the MBP 13 uses, I hope the Retina version gets that. Also the concern about Intel-only graphics is valid, on the 15" there is a very jarring lag with some UI animations like the green button resize or the calendar flip, like I can count 5-6 frames bad. If you force it to use the Nvidia card only, that is gone. Without the Nvidia card at all as a fallback there is limited room to improve that on the 13".
Thunderbolt alternative, which isn't really Thunderbolt at all.
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