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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Is this a fair price for a 13" rMBP (upgraded)?

Just curious if you guys/gals think this is a fair price for an upgraded i7 2.9 8/256 13" Retina MacBook Pro. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130853868569
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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Just curious if you guys/gals think this is a fair price for an upgraded i7 2.9 8/256 13" Retina MacBook Pro. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130853868569
Definitely not.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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Definitely not.
For this i7 version, what would be a fair price? I know the new i5 version with 256 is $1699 from Apple. Thought that a refurb with the i7 for less than the i5 would be a good deal.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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For this i7 version, what would be a fair price? I know the new i5 version with 256 is $1699 from Apple. Thought that a refurb with the i7 for less than the i5 would be a good deal.
The i7 isn't going to be *that* much greater than the i5 because you're still going to be bottlenecked by its integrated graphics (assuming you're doing heavy photoshop, video/movie editing, or even gaming). Furthermore, if specs are that important to you, you're better off getting a non-Retina 15" MBP with a quad-i7, dedicated GPU, and the potential to upgrade to 16GB RAM and a SSD down the road, for roughly the same price.

A brand new (*not* refurb) 13" rMBP from the Apple Store with the i7 is $1,699.

Furthermore, the i7 in the 13" rMBP is only dual-core, not quad-core.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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A brand new (*not* refurb) 13" rMBP from the Apple Store with the i7 is $1,699.
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Hmm, when I go to the Apple website, an i7 with 256 comes out to $1899, not $1699.
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Hmm, when I go to the Apple website, an i7 with 256 comes out to $1899, not $1699.
Yes, I didn't add the storage to that. However, buying used or from a 3rd party for only $200 cheaper isn't worth it in my opinion.
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Yes, I didn't add the storage to that. However, buying used or from a 3rd party for only $200 cheaper isn't worth it in my opinion.
Exactly - don't buy
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