Macbook Pro 2012 vs Retina Render time difference

Just purchased the 13-inch: 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 regular macbook pro.
With my budget of a $1700, should I get the 13-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display Intel Core i5
instead for render work like After Effects? how big of a difference is render time??

Just purchased the 13-inch: 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 regular macbook pro.
With my budget of a $1700, should I get the 13-inch: 2.6GHz with Retina display Intel Core i5
instead for render work like After Effects? how big of a difference is render time??

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    Good afternoon.
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    I know that Solid State drives are better, but they are still too small, and I want the ease and portability of a 1 tb size INSIDE my computer.
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    I saw on Amazon the Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014  It's on sale for $94.
    But according to some reviews, this Seagate has a platter that is only 5400rpm, unlike the previous Seagate Momentum that has a platter speed of 7200rpm.
    How reliable are the Seagate, versus a Toshiba or Western Digital or Hitachi or something else?
    Here are my questions about replacing the hard drive:
    1.  Is a hybrid solid state drive going to need some kind of special formatting after I put it into the macbook so that I can put the operating system on it?
    2.  Is a "normal" platter hard drive more reliable than a hybrid solid state drive?
    3.  Is there any additional driver or special software that I have to install for a hybrid solid state drive?
    4.  Currently there is no personal data stored on the computer.  Can I just put the new hard drive in, and then insert the snow leopard install cd?
    5.  If I install snow leopard, can I just go to the App store and get the free upgrade to Mavericks?
    6.  If I want to do the "Data Doubler" option in the future and add a normal Solid State drive into my computer, will it have trouble interacting with the 1 tb hybrid solid state drive?
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    I would really appreciate any help and advice.  I've never switched out a hard drive before.
    PLEASE HELP !!!  Thanks!
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    Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1
    Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Software: OS x 10.8.5
    Storage (Hard drive): APPLE HDD ST500LM012 Media, Rotational, SATA, GPT (GUID Partition Table)

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    3.  Is there any additional driver or special software that I have to install for a hybrid solid state drive?
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  • Macbook Air 2014 Refurb or Macbook Pro 2012 Non-Retina Refurb?

    Hi,
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    I would like to connect a larger monitor to my retina macbook pro late 2012. It will be only for office use but I would like the best ppi. Thanks

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  • Does macbook pro 2012 non retina support 16gb?

    Does the macbook pro (mid June 2012, non retina) support ram of 16gb?
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    Even though the website of apple says that its maximum capacity is 8gb,
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  • Macbook pro 2012 - Thermal paste replacement time?

    Hello!
    My macbook pro mid-2012 is roughly 1 year old. I was wondering what is the recommended time frame to replace the thermal paste. With my old 2010 macbook I replaced the grease several years later, but I dont wanna make the same mistake again.
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  • I want to buy a new macbook pro 2012, can i sell my old macbook and put some more money to buy the new one???

    I want to buy a new macbook pro 2012 with retina display, can i sell my old macbook and add some more money to buy the new one???
    Is there any deal like this?

    Apple has a rebuy and recycle program, but you won't get much for your old MBP from that program. Your best bet is to just sell it yourself (I used eBay) and use the money you get to buy your new computer.
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  • Why Does Retina MacBook Pro (2012) Suddenly Hibernate With Lid Open?

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      Number of Processors:    1
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      L3 Cache:    6 MB
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    Mar 20 18:29:30 --- last message repeated 1 time ---
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    Mar 20 18:30:09 {COMPUTER NAME} kernel[0]: Previous shutdown cause: 5
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  • How do I secure erase macbook pro 2012 retina for resale

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