Base model to Top end Overkill

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Robster3, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I actually ordered a refurb 15" mbpr then cancelled, i have a late 27" 09 3.0gh core 2 duo 16gb ram and 1 TB HD that the heat is just killing me. Maybe get a 13" mbpr later in the year.

    I can do a trade in at my local reseller/service shop which i prefer to deal with but they only have 2 models base and top end. I am not a power user but that could change and would like to get 5 years from this one. The difference in the 2 is $900 which would be about the trade in. I want the fusion so base with fusion from Apple makes it $600 difference.
    Just not sure as i have had a base model for 3 years if another base would get me out of trouble????

    3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB (two 4GB) memory
    1TB hard drive1
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX with 1GB

    or

    3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    3TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5
     
  2. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Screw Apple as i sit here in front of my fng heater in the sub tropics. why should i have to drop 3k just cause they can't make 1 product in the last 3 years that doesn't produce heat, mbpr hot, iPad 3 hot, imac hot, iphone 5.
    iPad mini with non retina that's it. Or 3 years later a iMac.

    HOPELESS
     
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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  4. Robster3, Mar 27, 2013
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    Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lol, I will just go and pour another glass of red and let you know?

    back now, got a response after 4 hours thats a start. Guess the question is, is the extra 1k now for future use worth it or just go a base model like i have now?
     
  5. Steve121178, Mar 27, 2013
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    Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Spend the extra money if you can afford it. If you have to ask the question then it suggests that maybe you should stick to the base model...
     
  6. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    0k, just ordered a 64gb macbook air :)
     
  7. flavr macrumors 6502

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    You think you are going to get 5 years tech longevity out of a macbook air?!....keep drinkin!
     

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