Buy rMBP 15" for $1700 or wait for haswell

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  1. appl3kill macrumors member

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    I'm being offered a rMPB june 2012 for $1700 no tax with
    model a1398
    2.3 i7
    256SSD
    16gb ram
    seems like a good oportunity to save money
    I sold my MBA 2012 for $850 + $150 refund i got from a company.
    Which the retina ends up costing me $700.

    Buy or no buy?

    Anyone have problems with this model of retinas.

    I really need something that works for my daily usage and my 2011 mbp just doesnt cut it. The retina could be a good upgrade for me.
    Opinions?
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Only you really know this. If you think you need to save money then buy that one.

    If you're comfortable spending a little more then definitely wait as they are probably only a month away or so until they are announced.

    You will be okay if you do plan on getting that one though, it's a great machine. No huge issues you should be worried about.
     
  3. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    Im actually trying to save money. If I buy brand new at $2100 base + tax I will be buying technically another MBA. 2200-1000=$1200 compared to $700+16gb ram.
    This Retina seems perfect to me because of the 16gb ram. Since I run parallels and always have memory consuming apps and editors 16gb seem right. I have 8gb on my cMBP.
    I think im going to jump at this offer as it will save me money.
    The only thing im worried about is any screen problems but it still has apples 1 year warranty so anything I could still be saved.
     
  4. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a pretty good decision to me. To get an equally spec'd new Retina it will cost you much more.

    The base RAM will likely stay 8GB for the next gen of retina's, so you're looking at another 200 on top of the price if you went new.

    Enjoy it :)
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    That's basically the same price as buying that same model refurbished from Apple but that would only come with 8GB of RAM.

    How much of the warranty is left? Personally I would plan on adding the AppleCare extended warranty before the 1-year warranty runs out.
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    It's a good deal. Not an amazing deal though.

    I'd get it and add AppleCare and insurance.
     
  7. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Yes make sure to buy Applecare ASAP.

    You're extremely close to the deadline for extending your warranty and I would recommend Applecare to anyone.

    If one thing goes in the Retina you may not be able to fix that complicated thing, and if you can, be prepared to pay a lot of money!

    It's always nice just for the piece of mind
     
  8. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    it was bought december 2012

    so im assuming its covered till december 2013
     
  9. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    You're correct. My mistake I thought it was purchased in June 2012.

    You can wait to buy it, just don't forget when the time comes ;)

    It will still extend from December 2013 so don't worry about buying it early you get the same amount of time. (Until December 2015)
     
  10. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    I plan on doing that since im saving a lot. Also in mind I won the MBA in a raffle so im really not spending so much but 700$

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    Insurance from? I wish I could buy squaretrade ADHD on it. Square trade has saved a lot of my brothers portables and it could save the retina. I doubt anything will happen to it anyways but it can be an assurance if anything goes bad.

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    I Think im going to end up buying it right now...
     
  11. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Good choice. I wouldn't trust myself to remember that far in the future and would be kicking myself in January when I realized I forgot :p
     
  12. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    The deed is done i just bought the retina.. I really hope I didnt make a Mistake:(
     
  13. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    WorthAveGroup.com > SquareTrade.

    Use 15OFF for 15% off.
     
  14. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't heard to many testimonials from Worthavegroup.

    I personally seen squaretrade work.
     
  15. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Search the forums then.
     
  16. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Heheh, I planned on helping the OP with links to testimonials but the only results that came back for worthavegroup were your posts :p
     
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  18. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Haswell may turn out to be over-hyped. Not an unusual situation since both Apple & Intel have long histories of using unreasonable amounts of hype. It's no wonder many buyers pick them apart & return them.
     
  19. appl3kill thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done that way before and I did it again nothing positive on both sides.

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    I dont feel like saying, I will be picked on.
     
  20. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Better still, if you have homeowner's or renter's insurance already, you might be able to take out a separate "personal items policy" on the Mac. For me, it was even cheaper than either of the above options, and if I need to make a claim, the rate on my regular homeowner's insurance will not increase.
     
  21. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Picked on how so?
     
  22. locoboi187 macrumors 6502a

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    Check for any screen issues if the display is LG. Might not be worth it at all if it's one of the majority LG screens that are plagued. Then again, depends on how much the user actually notices and cares.
     
  23. ozbilge10 macrumors member

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    Are there any big differences between ivy bridge and haswell ? Probably, intel hd 500 and power save. You should wait for new generation.
     
  24. fatlardo macrumors 6502

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    Pretty decent deal. I think you can find better to be honest. So either find a better one with more specs or wait for Haswell. For comparison, I got a brand new sealed 2.7 16gb 512gb 2013 ME model for $1700+ New sealed ps3 Skyrim collectors edtion from CL. :D
     
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