Anyone still holding out for the 1.3 ghz model?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ap31001, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. ap31001 macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    anyone waiting patiently for the 1.3 ghz model? i was planning to wait as mine was scheduled do deliver in may but i finally gave in and ordered one from best buy. i got a sweet deal as i was able to stack the movers coupon and student discount to get the space grey at around 1400 pre tax for the 1.2/512

    my question is is it worth the wait for the 1.3 ghz? will it be much of a difference?
  2. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Outside the US it makes no difference, they're not delivering until next month. Just waiting on mine...
  3. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    That's anyone's guess as the 1.3s are not yet in the wild.

    That said I didn't wait. The 1.2 that I'm using right now is incredibly snappy.
  4. tech324 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    That is tough because you can't use the coupons at Apple and best buy won't offer the 1.3. Cost wise the 1.2 you picked up might be the best price for performance since you can use coupons at Best Buy. It would cost me $150 more at Apple to get a better processor but smaller drive.
  5. ap31001 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    the price doesnt really matter to me if the 1.3 will run considerably faster and stay cooler...i guess ill use the one from bestbuy and hopefully somone gets the 1.3 ghz in the next two weeeks to tell us how it is? and if its a big difference i can return my best buy one and keep the 1.3 ghz from apple still on order
  6. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    I am going to order the 1.3/256 soon using the education discount which knocks off a cumulative 75$. By the time the 4-6 week shipping estimate is met , I will have had some more info based on reviews from some of the users that have ordered it with with the initial 3-4 week shipping timeframe. If anything out of the ordinary surfaces from the initial reviews (I am cautiously optimistic that none will...) I can cancel and pick up a quick base model via BB, because if I am not going through the BTO process I might as well use both the education and movers discounts, the latter of which would not be available through Apple.
  7. scottyy macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2015
    I was waiting for the 1.3.
    Now I am just waiting for more reviews in general. Mostly light vector work in illustrator.
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I'm not getting anything but the 1.3, it's 1.3/512 and no other options. I already have it ordered, just waiting for it to get here in May.
  9. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    Exactly. It makes absolutely no difference (apart from the extra money)
    I am also waiting for mine. Apparently it will be delivered between the 20th of May and first of June..
  10. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    Just ordered the 1.3/256 silver, I will await patiently while keeping my eyes open for 1.3 related developments.
  11. scottomfg macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Ordered the 1.3 the minute it was available (SG / 512). I figured I could wait an extra few weeks for something I'll be using for at least two years.
  12. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    Anyone still holding out for the 1.3 ghz model?

    I used that thinking to justify the ~200$ upgrade price difference.
  13. dyt1983, Apr 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: to remove personally identifying information not relevant to thread.
  14. Bonaqua macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2014
    Ordered 1.3ghz as well. But it wont arrive until early/mid May. :(
  15. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    That was why I went with the 1.2/512. I paid $1440; the 1.3/512 would have cost $1965, the difference being the BB coupon plus tax.
  16. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    Such a looooong wait this preorder. Watch and 1.3 MacBook.

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