Buying new rMPB - Best option?

duke5021

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Sep 20, 2012
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Hi guys- my work is getting ready to purchase me a new rMPB. I currently have a 13.3 Air, so getting a rMBP seems to be only a little jump in weight.

My question is who has the best deal going right now on the rMBP 13.3 model? I'm still trying to configure it, but want to see who has the best pricing before I make the jump. Any coupon codes active?

Thanks for the help guys.
 

Stetrain

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Macmall has some pretty good deals on the 2012 models, which are almost identical to the early 2013 models.
 

Autrement

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Mar 7, 2012
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Apple Insider has a nice price guide that may help you.
Plus AppleInsider has a coupon code APPINSDRMWB38717 that can be used for an additional 3% off at MacMall. I think it's good until May 30 or 31.

Of course you know that we may get an announcement about Retina 2nd Gen in less than a month, but the third party deals on MacMall and the like are pretty good right now, plus if your work is paying for it... get it now if you need it.
 

duke5021

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Sep 20, 2012
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Plus AppleInsider has a coupon code APPINSDRMWB38717 that can be used for an additional 3% off at MacMall. I think it's good until May 30 or 31.

Of course you know that we may get an announcement about Retina 2nd Gen in less than a month, but the third party deals on MacMall and the like are pretty good right now, plus if your work is paying for it... get it now if you need it.
Thanks for the help guys... I tried that code but it doesn't seem to be working for me?

I know about the new models, but to be honest, I'm not a super techy that will know the difference or really use the machine for other than emails / presentations.
 

Autrement

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Mar 7, 2012
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Thanks for the help guys... I tried that code but it doesn't seem to be working for me?

I know about the new models, but to be honest, I'm not a super techy that will know the difference or really use the machine for other than emails / presentations.
Ah, this might only apply to models that have an asterisk* by them in the AppleInsider Price Guide... Otherwise, I'm not sure.

appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/#
 

duke5021

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Sep 20, 2012
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Yea I think so... Doesn't seem to be working...

More of a tech question here now... I'm trying to decide between the 2.5 i5 processor or the 2.9 i7. Is there enough of a difference speed wise between the two model to justify buying?

Again I'm just using it for basic everyday email, web surfing type stuff.
 

0983275

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Yea I think so... Doesn't seem to be working...

More of a tech question here now... I'm trying to decide between the 2.5 i5 processor or the 2.9 i7. Is there enough of a difference speed wise between the two model to justify buying?

Again I'm just using it for basic everyday email, web surfing type stuff.
If it's just for basic stuff then just go with i5, you don't need anything more unless you're going to be rendering or compiling stuff a lot.