15" MBP: Late-2013 refurb or Mid-2014 edu?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by calvol, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. calvol, Sep 14, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

    calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Hello, which base model should I buy for general use as a student?
    - Late-2013 refurb for $1529
    - Mid-2014 with edu discount for $1899

    I can get by with 8GB RAM, I use a VM, but mostly just one instance at a time. That's about a $400 difference after tax. With a new model out next year, hate to buy new right now. Is there a compelling reason to get the 2014?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Either one works fine, the speed bump in 2014 is a nice little one but doesn't really make a huge impact on the day to day operation. I prefer new, so I'd be leaning towards that myself.

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