2012 rMBP vs early 2013 rMBP

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  1. -Ray- macrumors regular

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    Im stuck between two models here, and I need some help deciding which one to go with.

    I ordered the 2013 model and for what ever reason it turned into a fiasco on amazon where I waited for over a month. Thinking I got scammed and not wanting to wait any longer, I filled a dispute with amazon and purchased a 2012 model off of craigslist.

    Low and behold, the next day the 2013 Model arrived. Now, I'm trying to decide which one to hold on to and which one to sell.

    The 2012 model came with apple care which is good till december 2015 and only has 8 battery cycles. Overall brand new shape. In fact the previous owner said he purchased it for his wife and she never used it.

    The 2013 has a little more wear, not that much, but a few scrapes here and there. Over 120 battery cycles.

    Im thinking about keeping the 2012 model. Is a 100mhz difference on the processor enough reason to choose the 2013 over the better quality. I purchased both for 1500$. The price has since gone up on amazon, either model id be able to fetch in the 1700 range.
     
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  3. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both base model

    2012 Model - 2.3ghz I7, 8GB DDR3, 256SSD
    2013 Model - 2.4ghz I7, 8GB DDR3, 256SSD
     
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    I would keep the 2012 because of the Applecare and the less wear. I see no benefit for keeping the 2013 model, its just been used more, and there is no real world difference between the 2 models.
     
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  7. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Keep the 2012, the performance difference is negligible.
     
  8. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what Im thinking, but like everyone else I feel that newer is always better.. Is there any changes to the logical board or issues that have been resolved in the 2013 model.

    Nice sig btw
     
  9. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    The applecare alone is a reason to get the 2012-- unless you plan on getting rid of it before the warranty expires.

    I don't know of any differences between the 2012/2013 models aside from a very slight bump in clock speed.

    Are the SSD's the same size in both? The only other item I'd suggest looking at is the model of SSD. If they both have a Samsung SSD then go with the 2012.

    If one of them has a Samsung and the other has a Toshiba, keep the one with the Samsung. :)
     
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    No brainer keep the 2012 with Applecare, that alone is worth almost $ 300.

    The extremely slight CPU bump is negligible and you won't notice the difference.
     
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    To actually answer your question, besides stating that you should obviously get the 2012. As far as I have gathered there haven't been any significant changes from tweaks or other issues to garner the 2013 as a potentially safer computer than the 2012. Both are subject to potential IR prone displays, but if you don't see it as an issue already then you're likely safe of that from both of the models you currently hold. So I think you're good to go. It should be nice to make more money off the 2013 and keep the 2012 anyway, and the apple care is a nice plus. Have fun
     
  13. scenox macrumors member

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    Furthermore, when your logic board dies in the next 3 years, you will get a new 2013 rmbp :cool:
     
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    what do you mean? im not really familiar with apple care.
     
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    2012, without a doubt!

    8 Battery Cycles, perfect cosmetic condition, AND AppleCare included... It doesn't get any better :)

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    It extends the Apple's factory warranty [ default is 1 year on parts/labor and 90 days on Phone Tech Support ] another 2 years AFTER the initial first year runs out.

    Also, Phone Tech Support [ pretty decent IMO, unlike Windows ] is extended from the initial 90 days thru the entire length of the AppleCare warranty.
     
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    i was referring to the poster who said if my logic board dies i would get the 2013 model.
     
  19. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    What I'm trying to figure out is why the 2013 rMBP has 120 battery cycles and cosmetic wear when you received it one day after getting the perfect 2012 rMBP.
     
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    IR doesn't seem to be an issue with 2013s. There are twice as many reports here of Samsung displays with IR (two) than the LG-SA2 used in the 2013 (one). :)
     

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