$70 Savings Worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OleMagnolia, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. OleMagnolia macrumors newbie

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    Looking to upgrade my older Macbook with a newer Macbook Pro Retina model. I was trying to figure out the difference between these two models

    Z0RC-2.8-16-512-RTN http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~13240588~pdp.iifdcbf

    Z0RD-2.8-16-512-RTN http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~13240595~pdp.iifdccc

    As far as I can tell the only difference is the installed operating system. Is it worth the savings to get the Mavericks version and then upgrade to Yosemite if I choose to? Thanks for any info or help.
     
  2. steveh552 macrumors regular

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    Looks to me the video card is the difference in price, intel vs. nvidia
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    IMO the slightly-higher priced Mac is the better deal.

    The "difference" is the higher-priced Mac has the stock Intel Iris Pro (found in both Macs) and adds a discrete NVIDIA card, used to drive additional monitors. The "Z0RC" Mac has been upgraded from the stock 256GB RAM to match the "Z0RD" Mac's stock 512GB RAM. IMO paying $70 more for the discrete video card is a no-brainer...
     
  4. OleMagnolia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. I was not realizing the lack of a dedicated video card on the cheaper model. Thanks for pointing that out. I will go with that one instead. On the plus side the Z0RD model has further dropped in price.

    So I got that going for me... which is nice.
     

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