About to purchase my first mac..really need your help please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tm0000, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. tm0000 macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone!

    I want to buy my first ever macbook pro! :) I would like to purchase the 15 inch macbook pro with retina display with the new 2.8GHz processor, 512 GB storage and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB memory. This configuration will cost me $2,699 if purchased from the apple website. I was wondering if it would be a bit cheaper if I purchase from another website like Macmall dotcom or any other website?

    What would be the best place for me to purchase this? Is this even available at the macmall website? I searched but couldn't find it? Or is it only available at apple for now?

    I will really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Apple just updated the line, so you'll not see them yet at macmall. You may save a little money at macmall or amazon, but if you're intent is buy it now, then your only option is apple since its a new machine
     
  3. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, Mike for your help. I appreciate it! :)

    I'm willing to wait about a week if I can get it a bit cheaper. Do you know of any other websites (apple authorized resellers), that I can check? I wonder how long it will take for these other websites to get the newer machines?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Its not going to be that much cheaper, the last time I looeked at macmall, they were throwing in other things to get you to buy there. The price was close to apple but they offered other options instead - granted that was a while ago.
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Always check the Apple refurb page:http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

    and AppleInsider price list:http://prices.appleinsider.com


    I don;t think the AppleInsider price list is updated with all the new 2014 rMBP configs and corresponding prices. After all the new 2014 rMBP configs were just released by Apple today. Basically the update is a 200Hz speed increase from the 2013 configurations.


    This coming weekend is the back-to-school tax free weekend in many state. My state does not tax the first $1000 on a computer. Some nearby states do not tax a computer purchase at all. That can save hundreds in sales tax.
     
  6. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the tip about buying it this coming weekend and saving sales tax. :)
    When do you think apple insider will have the new macbooks? How many days should it take them to update?

    Thanks!

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    This has the 2.8Ghz processor. Is this the updated macbook pro? What is the difference between the 650M Nvidia and the 750M Nvidia?

    http://www.macmall.com/p/product~dpno~9835334~pdp.iefbabd?source=APPLEINSIDER01
     
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