13" MacBook Pro Base $200 off at Micro Center

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  1. anom macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this is the right spot to post this (or if there is one), but personally this made my decision a lot easier. I'm typing this on my 13" base that I price matched at Best Buy earlier tonight. I actually posted this thread on SlickDeals last week and was waiting for a 2015" 15" deal to come along but decided this was too good to pass up.

    Again, sorry if this isn't the right place for this, but I think there are some people on here that would find this or the price match useful:

    https://slickdeals.net/f/9318939-13...mluq2ll-a-now-200-off-at-micro-center-1299-00
     
  2. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Read about it in another thread. Got mine that I bought two weeks ago price matched. I knew a deal would come sooner or later and this was really good.
     
  3. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    would Apple price-match this given it is out of stock at my local MicroCenter?
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It is ridiculous that BB only price matches at time of purchase. I have to order a new one at the price match price and then return the old one. You would think they would just adjust the price under another code.

    Have a TB model on order, but now it is a $500 difference with this price match.
     
  5. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    They price matched mine that I bought a couple weeks ago.
     
  6. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy or Apple?
     
  7. deepdishstar macrumors newbie

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    Too bad they don't allow RAM and SSD upgrades. Kind of pointless to buy a 8 GB machine in 2016.
     
  8. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    So true. I should take it back even after getting $250 off. I really need 16gb of ram to write papers, browse the web and stream games from my windows box. Despite the fact that it runs all the programs I need fast and even the games I like, I know it will be better with more ram and its so pointless to only have 8gb. But wait, 16 is not enough, what am I thinking. I will buy a 4lb windows laptop with 32GB ram for those same tasks and create a new thread complaining on here about lack of 32gb ram.

    In all seriousness 8GB ram is more than enough for me and I do use my machine for a good deal of tasks. I have even been able to run a game while doing other tasks without significant performance drop all on a measly 8GB ram. The best part about this machine is that if all i am doing is browsing the web, doing some research, writing some papers, emailing (you know general computing tasks) I really would only have to charge it once a week. The surfacebook I had, I could not say the same thing. The computing experience on this macbook pro is magnificent, great screen, great battery and great build. I dont need to plug anything in so i escape the dongle complaining but i love the machine, my only complaint was $1500 plus tax, now that i got it price matched i dont even have that anymore.
     
  9. deepdishstar macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, it's just my personal opinion taking my use case into account. Should have made it clearer. If you don't need the extra RAM, more power to you.
     
  10. Branflaakes macrumors 6502

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    8GB of RAM in 2016 is far from pointless. It can run almost everything fine, unless of course you have 40 tabs open, 2 VMs while photoshopping at the same time, which 90% of this thread laughably thinks is the average use scenario.
     
  11. deepdishstar macrumors newbie

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    I forgot to say pointless for my workload.
     
  12. need4sleep macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for this. Just picked mine up at Best Buy and going to return the one I bought from Apple Store.
     
  13. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    I understand. I wasn't really ranting on you, I am just really happy with this MacBook Pro and even more so at the reduced price. I bought it either way because I need a laptop for at least the next two years to write papers on and maybe beyond that, I'm hoping to get 4-5 years out of it given the same needs I have now if they change then ill get something else.
     
  14. draughn101 macrumors regular

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    Was anyone without a micro center in their area able to get Best Buy to price match? No microcenters in Washington. I just put my order in to BHphoto.
     

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