Buyer remorse? Did i need to update?

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  1. -Ray- macrumors regular

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    I updated my 2012 15 rMBP 2.3 to the new 2.3ghz haswell 15 rmbp. Was this a worthless upgrade. Before purchasing i went over the specs. its has about a 10% +- speed increase, more ram, and and bigger hd. I felt it was a good time to upgrade so I can retain as much equity as possible.

    What do you guys think. There isn't more except the keyboard lights, ac wifi and thunderbolt2. I didn't want to be behind the power curve.

    Assuming that Ill get 1800 for my model with applecare. (buyer lined up) was the 600 extra justified with these spec bumps. (edu discount)
     
  2. psik macrumors 6502

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    not worth it in my opinion, i cant understand why u even felt the need to upgrade from a 2012 macbook pro 15"..beats me...
     
  3. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wanted to upgrade the ram and hd while getting the most for my 2012 in resale value. Needed spec increase
     
  4. cvest, Oct 27, 2013
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    Keyboard lights?
     
  5. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    the new retina has a backlit keyboard. The previous model omitted it.
     
  6. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps you could come over to the "8 or 16 Gigs of RAM?" Threads.

    And no, it was not needed. Provided you went same RAM/SSD
     
  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    I thought the 2012 had it? I'm pretty sure mine did, maybe I'm crazy though lol
     
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    If you are utilizing the extra features (such as wifi, TB2, etc.) then it is definitely worth $600 provided that you can afford it.
     
  9. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    No the 2012 didn't have it.. at least mine didn't.. if it did it never worked

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    I upgraded to 16gb from 8gb and 256gb to 512gb
     
  10. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    your 2012's keyboard did not light up??
     
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    no they didn't.. i just checked. still don't. is there a way to enable them?
     
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    Yes it did have a backlit keyboard. Read the specs here http://support.apple.com/kb/sp653
     
  13. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    ya the big sun icon on the F2 key, push it....

    This was a useless upgrade IMO.

    $600 for a spec bump you will never really notice. RAM is a ripoff to buy from apple. Only an extra hour of quoted battery life.

    Don't get me wrong, the '13 rMBP is a good machine, but not if you had a 2012. Not enough of a difference to justify the price. Your machine would have still had a good resale value when the '14 rMBP comes out and it would likely offer a much bigger jump for your money.

    just my opinion.
     
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    f6 key
     
  15. john123, Oct 27, 2013
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    That's the brightness key, not the keyboard backlighting keys (which are F5/F6).

    Well, first off, RAM isn't user upgradeable. Second, you have no idea what the OP does, so you have no idea whether he'll "notice" the increase or not.
     
  16. Bensalama21 macrumors regular

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    All Macbook Models have had a backlit keyboard for over 5 years straight... They haven't omitted any models from having it.

    Yours probably was just always broken
     
  17. -Ray-, Oct 27, 2013
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    1. Mind blown of the backlit keyboard. No idea. I must have turned it off by accident.

    2. Web Developer. Photoshop, coda, shell, some basic video editing.

    3. In 3 years, 8GB of ram is going to be useless. Base model 300$ dells are starting with 8gb of ram

    Like i stated above. I have a buyer for 1800 for my 2012. Id rather spend 600$ now to get the upgraded specs vs the possibility in a year of paying over 1k. I choose this model to last me a few more years. My retina 2012 had bad pixel burn out, other issues, and well frankly I didn't want to be stuck with an older 8gb machine in 3 years and miss my mark to sell. Economics.
     
  18. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    Not all. 2010 Airs omitted the backlit keyboard.
     
  19. pat park macrumors 6502a

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    I have a late 2011 13" MBP and the keyboard lights up. OP, there are 2 black buttons on top of the regular keys (closer to the screen)that control the keyboard backlight.
    :eek:
     
  20. thaifood, Oct 27, 2013
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    I think my 2008 13" C2D unibody didn't have a backlight...I think that year it was on the cusp of being introduced, or it was limited to the higher spec models.
     
  21. mactumors macrumors 6502

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    If you have any more money that you don't want, I'll take some.
     
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    So why'd you write this post asking about buyer's remorse when you've just defended your purchasing decision right there...?
     
  23. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    Granted you have a buyer I still don't think it's worth it. The machine based upon your listing is more than capable of preforming the work. I think people overreact to the whole "RAM" thing because of how it's not user upgradable.

    I mean granted you can do what you want but personally if I was in your situation I wouldn't.

    I'd keep the machine a few more years before upgrading.
     
  24. -Ray- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I don't want to feel like I made a dumb decision, even though I failed on the keyboard backlit thing
     
  25. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    Ray, noone is going to take you seriously since you couldn't figure out the backlit keyboard.
     

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