Buying advice needed - New 2014 13" base or late 2013 mid refurb?

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  1. Colin0317, Oct 28, 2014
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    Colin0317 macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    So I have narrowed my choices down to two and need help picking the best option for me.

    I can get the late 2013 13" Macbook Pro refurb for $1,279.00 (mid model 2.4/8/256)

    OR

    I can get a deal on the new mid 2014 Macbook Pro for $1,169.99 (base model 2.6/8/128)

    So for $109 less I can get this year's model brand new, but with half the storage or I can pay an extra $109+tax and lose 0.2GHZ and get a refurb with more storage.


    What would you guys get??

    ** note that these are the Canadian prices
     
  2. slipper macrumors 68000

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    From my understanding, there's no SSD upgrade for late 2013 and above Macbook Pro's. If you can deal with a 128GB SSD, get the new. If you need a larger drive, you are forced to spend more on a higher model MBP or buy the refurb MBP.

    IMO 128GB is way too low. Just a few videos and a bunch of pictures and you will be filled to the brim.
     
  3. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    If you are good with 128, get the 2014 and save the money.
     
  4. saeen macrumors newbie

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    According to ifixit, you can upgrade late 2013 SSD.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can. But where can you buy one?

    OWC or Transcend still haven't released an upgrade kit for these PCIe SSDs yet.
     
  6. saeen macrumors newbie

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    Not sure why they are so expensive.
     

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  7. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Get the late 2013 with 256GB SSD. Doubling your storage for that amount is worth it.

    Exactly why buying up front is the way to go. Also, go charge your phone!
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Because it's a proprietary non-M.2 SSD, and it's not your everyday SATA SSD.
     
  9. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll probably go for the refurb then.
     
  10. Colin0317, Oct 30, 2014
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    Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Bought the refurb 2013... can't wait to get it! :D
     

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