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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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cMBP vs rMBP pricing

I just noticed that similar configured 15-inch cMBP is more expansive than rMBP.

15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display ($2,799.00)
• 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
• 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
• 512GB Flash Storage

15-inch MacBook Pro ($3,199.00)
• 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
• 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
• 512GB Solid State Drive
• SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display

Could you explain me the reason please? Thanks!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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I just noticed that similar configured 15-inch cMBP is more expansive than rMBP.
Yes, this has been discussed quite a bit in several threads, such as these:

Why does the non-rMBP cost more than the rMBP?
Is retinaMBP really cheaper than classicMBP?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Thank you, GGJstudios!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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I just noticed that similar configured 15-inch cMBP is more expansive than rMBP.

15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display ($2,799.00)
• 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
• 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
• 512GB Flash Storage

15-inch MacBook Pro ($3,199.00)
• 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
• 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
• 512GB Solid State Drive
• SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display

Could you explain me the reason please? Thanks!
That is Apple rippoff.

Configure yourself and save cash

$1799 + 16G ($100) + 256 SSD ($155) = $2054

16G rMBP = $2400
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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That is Apple rippoff.

Configure yourself and save cash

$1799 + 16G ($100) + 256 SSD ($155) = $2054

16G rMBP = $2400
Both the configs above have a 512GB SSD. A third party SSD right now is between $400-$500. That means you would only save about $200, which is not major since already spending thousands on a computer.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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Will the hard drive replacement void the warranty then?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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Both the configs above have a 512GB SSD. A third party SSD right now is between $400-$500. That means you would only save about $200, which is not major since already spending thousands on a computer.
Hey; 200.00 is a lot of money even if you are spending thousands. You can apply that money to mac accessories or other upgrades to your laptop.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Will the hard drive replacement void the warranty then?
Yes. And it's hilarious when people around here tell you to upgrade "sealed" machines yourself around here.

Free advice is worth every penny.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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Yes. And it's hilarious when people around here tell you to upgrade "sealed" machines yourself around here.

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I am totally confused by your post.....

To OP: I just purchased a 13" CMBP and upgraded the HD to 128GB SSD and the RAM to 8GB. If I ever have any problems, I'll just put the stock hard drive back in the MBP and the stock RAM back in. As far as like a warranty sticker, I don't think there is a warranty stick that says you will void if you open the laptop.


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Will the hard drive replacement void the warranty then?
Replacing the hard drive (or RAM) in the cMBP does not void the warranty.

Replacing the hard drive in the rMBP does void the warranty, as Apple has said there are no user-serviceable parts inside it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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I am totally confused by your post.....

To OP: I just purchased a 13" CMBP and upgraded the HD to 128GB SSD and the RAM to 8GB. If I ever have any problems, I'll just put the stock hard drive back in the MBP and the stock RAM back in. As far as like a warranty sticker, I don't think there is a warranty stick that says you will void if you open the laptop.


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It will void the warranty on a rMBP, not the cMBP.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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Will the hard drive replacement void the warranty then?
No, it will not void the warranty, unless you damage something in the process.
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That's not true. You can replace the hard drive and the RAM without voiding the warranty.
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Replacing the hard drive in the rMBP does void the warranty
Except there is no hard drive in the rMBP to replace.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:26 PM   #13
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Except there is no hard drive in the rMBP to replace.
Fine, changing the mass storage device in a rMBP voids the warranty on it. In legal terms, describing it as a "hard drive" is the correct term to use.
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That's not true. You can replace the hard drive and the RAM without voiding the warranty.
Modifying the retina version will indeed void the warranty. My post was in reply to a suggestion that the OP do this.

This is what happens when both cMBP and rMBP are discussed in the same thread.
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Modifying the retina version will indeed void the warranty. My post was in reply to a suggestion that the OP do this.

This is what happens when both cMBP and rMBP are discussed in the same thread.
The reference was to replacing the HDD, which only the cMBP has, with an aftermarket SSD to match the specs of the rMBP. You can't replace the flash memory of the rMBP, because there's not yet anything to replace it with.
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You can't replace the flash memory of the rMBP, because there's not yet anything to replace it with.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...g/SSDAP12R480/

You were saying?

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Thanks for that. I knew OWC was working on it, but didn't know they had come out with them yet.
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If I ever have any problems, I'll just put the stock hard drive back in the MBP and the stock RAM back in. As far as like a warranty sticker, I don't think there is a warranty stick that says you will void if you open the laptop.


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This. x100 on all Apple stuff. Never had a problem with warranty on 100's of Mac's and I change a crap ton of things. Keep the old and make it stock when you get work done. How hard is that?
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