13" rMBP 2013 or 2014? (i5/8/256)

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  1. B..., Jul 30, 2014
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    B... macrumors 68000

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    Hi everyone,

    BestBuy has a deal that I could pick up a 2013 8/256 for $1299. I have a $100 EDU discount and a 10% off one item coupon. That would come to about $1079 without tax.

    Or I could pick up a new model for $1399 from Apple with a $100 giftcard.

    Also, is it wise to buy the rMBP now, when the rMBA is potentially coming soon, and there's also a rumor of a new, not 12-inch MBA, coming this year?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    Buy the old one now for the super cheap price.
     
  3. Cougarcat, Jul 30, 2014
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    Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I would go with the Best Buy deal. You aren't going to notice the minuscule difference in speed.

    The MBA was recently updated. I think it'll be a bit before it goes retina. If the 12" rMBP comes in the Fall, it'll likely have Broadwell's low-power processor (the only one due to ship this year) so til likely won't be very fast, but it'll have insane battery life.

    BTW, do you have a link to that best Buy deal?
     
  4. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Without a doubt go with the 2013 model.
     
  5. Cougarcat, Jul 30, 2014
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    Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I found the Best Buy deal and looked at the fine print...apparently the $100 off EDU "cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer." So if it works...let me know! :D

    Edit: OK, I found the Student Best Buy deals thread. It works, but the student coupon used to be $150 off...hrumph.
     
  6. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Mine was 150 when I got mine. 100 is still a good deal.
     
  7. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    True. And the computer is $100 off to start anyway...very tempting.
     

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