Any difference?

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  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I have a Early 2013 15" 2.4 8Gb 256gb MBPr, Will i notice any difference with a new 15" i7 16Gb 512gb. Any one updated?
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Much faster SSD and depending on what you do the RAM might help, but in general it's not a big change.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You may get better battery life a big more performance but not a lot. I'd say the upgrade (aside the from the larger and faster ssd) won't yield much
     
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  7. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mainly as i am running out of room, When i got this one i could of got a 16/512 for $600 more. lesson learnt there;)
     
  8. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Well I guess you could recoup a good percentage of your computer's original value; methinks it hasn't depreciated much (unless you've thrown it against a wall).

    I can't speak for your financial situation. Personally, I would look into an external storage solution. If you have the money, I suppose it couldn't hurt to shop your young MacBook and see if you could get back 80-90% of its value, who knows.
     
  9. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was looking at one of these for movies/photos.

    http://www.mwave.com.au/product/syn...s-nas-2bay-intel-atom-dual-core-16ghz-ab52828

    I could get back about $600 less than what i paid for it. Can get a 15% discount and 2 years interest free too.
     
  10. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Well, there's a storage option. Surprised it only weighs 2.7 pounds. What takes up most of the space on your drive? It seems you will be out quite a bit of money if you upgrade. I question whether it is worth it -- your machine isn't very old. The fact that it hasn't crapped out on you, seems to indicate you got a good model. The next one may buy the farm in the first year, who knows?
     
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    better ssd, better wifi, better thunderbolt 2, better gpu with 750M 2Gb vRam, double Ram. So yes
     
  12. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Video, movies, photos. Yeah it is good, with the discount I have to buy from a online retail store, not sure how I would go if it had a problem. Not like Apple 14 days no questions asked return.
     
  13. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Any difference?

    Well, as many have said: Likely so..

    AND, as I just looked, up here in Canada a Refurb of yours sells for about $1700, so I suspect you 'might' be able to recoup ~$1200, unless Applecare included.. So to move UP a step will also make a 'difference' of at least $1300-1400 in your Bank Account.. Methinks.. :apple: :)
     
  14. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Probably about $1300 change over here in Australia, but then i claim back Tax of $280 on new one, and i never pay upfront, always do 18-24 mths interest free payments. Plus i get about $350 off what Apple sell for. Have about $900 left on this one, so would pocket $600 and start again. Claim as business use too.
     
  15. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Perfect.. Makes sense..

    Yeah, that makes it not nearly as painful for sure.. here in Canada we 'never seem to get down to USA prices' even when our CAN$ is on par with USA.. That being said, if you have Business Write-offs, and can keep upgrading and 'afford it', you will likely do OK over time.. and have The Latest Greatest hopefully.. :apple:

    I typically 'buy near the top end' and have kept them for 2 to 2 1/2 years (since my first MBP in Apr-06) ~ I sold all my old ones to 'friends or friends of friends' and pretty sure all of them are still in use too.. I just was able to upgrade, like you, and willing to spend the money.. Happy Shopping!! ;)
     
  16. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Everything Apple is more in Australia than US, even a iTunes song, i have a 27" and 21" iMac's that are 4 years old and still good. My kids use them. my wife and i swapped to Macbook Retina's a year ago and love them. 13" and 15". Her's is ok with 128gb but i should of got the 512gb on my 15" as it was and is a desktop replacement. Lesson learnt there.
     
  17. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Just upgraded from a 2012 Ivy Bridge rMBP to the late 2013 Haswell. Both base configurations. Haswell boots about a second quicker and launches applications ever so slightly faster.

    The biggest upgrade (for me) is battery. Big big difference, not to say the 2012 rMBP was bad at all, it was great. But the Haswell processor utilizes power much more efficiently.
     

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