13" rMBP late 2012 vs. early 2013

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  1. donster28, Mar 30, 2013
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    donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Just found a late 2012 13" rMBP with 256 GB SSD, just $100 more than an early 2013 with 128 GB SSD on Best Buy.

    Aside from the .1 Ghz difference in processor speed, is there anything else different between the two?

    Thank you experts! :)
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Not too much. I'd say probably go with the 256GB model. Unless you can live with only 128GB.
     
  3. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the advice. :). It makes sense to go for 256 GB specially for just $100 more. I wonder why Apple discontinued this late 2012 configuration.
     
  4. mutedf8, Mar 30, 2013
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    rMBP 13'(2013) - better screen + hard to upgrade + high cost
    MBP 13'(2012) - easy to upgrade + low cost + features*

    *cd drive + notification light + thick + more upgrade.
     
  5. donster28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info, but I'm trying to compare the Retina MacBooks not the non-retina ones
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    OP is comparing Late 2012 rMBP and Early 2013 rMBP, not cMBPs.
     
  7. mutedf8 macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the clarification...

    edited !
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    The 256GB bump would be a benefit.
    Since rMBP SSD's are still expensive to replace.
     
  9. di1in macrumors regular

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    Is there any difference between the base models of late 2012 and early 2013 13" retina macs?
     
  10. rpg51 macrumors 6502

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    For what its worth I just picked up the late 2012 rMBP with 256k SSD myself and I am extremely happy with this computer. I am not a power user so called. But this seems like an excellent computer to me. I am not aware of any material difference between the late 2012 and the early 2013. I was using a MBA before this and I prefer this computer because it is more robustly constructed. I find the MBA to be a bit fragile. The extra size and weight with the 13" rMBP is negligible.
     
  11. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Well other than spec bump, yes.
    More of internal parts though.
    The logic boards has changed and ghosting and thermal issue has been fixed on the 2013 model.
     
  12. B... macrumors 68000

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    No, ghosting is still present and is not fixed completely. There are still some anomalies.

     
  13. di1in macrumors regular

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    I bought one last month but I got a late-2012 version. Is there anyway I can get them to give me a 2013 version by pointing out faults in the current machine? I am in India, so the stores do not have a take back policy in place, I have to use the Apple Care service to get a replacement..
     
  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Uh, thats called scam, a fraud which is illegal.
    Should I just take in my car some how and say I want a new one Im not satisfied?
    Same thing.
     
  15. donster28, Apr 8, 2013
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    UPDATE: I've since bought the late-2012 13" Retina and I'm happy with it. Lucky enough to get my very first perfect Apple unit on the first try...no screen issues, no dead pixels, image retention, no overheating and fan issues, no cosmetic imperfections, I mean this thing is flawless. And to top it all off, I got an extra $100 due to price matching: a total of $1499 for a brand new, perfect 13" Retina MBP with a 256 GB SSD..I'm shocked..hehe... :)

    Final Cut Pro X editing is surprisingly buttery smooth! Just don't try to import and export if you're in a hurry (I usually just do that on my MacPro and save everything on an external hard drive to edit on the go with the rMBP).

    Although I experienced a few instances of lag, especially with resizing windows on some applications and websites, and I noticed that it happens more on websites with heavy Adobe Flash. Is anyone else experiencing this on their early-2013 unit? It's nothing major but I am curious to know. :)
     
  16. di1in macrumors regular

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    But aren't they supposed to give me a 2013 model when I buy it in 2013?
     
  17. J.Appleseed macrumors regular

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    No, since the spec sheet probably mentioned the 2012 specs. If you really wanted a 2013 model, you should've known better.
     
  18. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Exactly what the person above me said.
    If I bought it in beginning of 2012, I would of still got a 2011 model because 2012 model wasnt released yet.
    And if it came put couple months later, its your fault for not knowing and not waiting for it.
     
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    Are there ghosting issues reported on 13 inch rMBP's ? I have only seen people asking which screen mfg they have rather than reporting actual ghosting issues
     
  20. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I dont have a 13in rMBP so Im not sure but it seems like it hasnt been all gone yet.
    There seems to be reports that some still see them.
     
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    Can you provide a link for that info? From everything I've seen, the 13" is impossible to tell which 'display' manufacturer is used. Also, why would they change out the logic board on a same family CPU update? Other than a spec change, I think the most likely answer is 'No'

    Congrats on the purchase. There are nightly safari builds you can use to avoid some of the site lag you're seeing. Typically it's due to a poorly coded site, content heavy and as you've noticed, with Flash. Use a flash plugin for safari and you'll be able to choose when you do or don't want the flash content visible. It'll also free up some of your resources while viewing the page

    10.8.3 did a pretty good job cleaning up some of the lag in certain sites, but there is still some blame on the site coders themselves and the updates needed to support high resolution monitors. The Intel 4000 has been shown to be a competent GPU driving Apple's own large, high Rez cinema displays...so it's more than capable of handling the resolution on the 13". Software refinements over time should continue to improve these sites and said lag

    J
     
  22. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    http://9to5mac.com/2013/03/20/macbook-pro-with-retina-display-problems-in-every-dimension/
    By 9to5mac.
    Search where the part it say "isn't free" with Control+F.
     
  23. raymondkerr macrumors regular

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    I plan on buying a 13" rMBP later this month from Bestbuy, I would like to think it would be a 2013 model, how do I tell before purchasing ? are there numbers on the box that allow you to check. I'm going for the base model.
     
  24. B... macrumors 68000

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    Base model 13" rMBP with 128 GB is the exact same CPU, RAM etc as 2012.
     
  25. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I think model numbers are different since 2013 was a refresh
     

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