Decided to save $ and go with 2012 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TwoFive3, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. TwoFive3 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    So there was this open box return 13" Retina Macbook Pro at Best Buy. Perfect condition, not a scratch on it. It has the 2.5 Ghz i5 with 8gb RAM, 128gb HD. I was considering getting the new $1299 13" retina but was concerned about only having 4gb RAM. I knew after upgrading a mid-2102 15" rMBP to Mavericks that it completely smoothed out the jerkiness of Mountain Lion Safari and overall made the computer a bit snappier. So I thought, well, they want $950 for this late 2012 model that I can upgrade to Mavericks, it will have the 8gb of RAM, so I save another $200 there.....I'll give it a try. So far, I gotta say man, I'm pretty glad I took it. I wouldn't mind doing a side by side comparison (I do not see too many on YouTube even), but with my brief time with it, I'm glad I saved a considerable amount and went this route. Anyone else try the same thing?
  2. SVTmaniac macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2013
    I did the same thing except I got mine as a refurb. Loving it so far, I bought my wife a new Haswell 13" and I can't tell the difference really.
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I bought a 2012 8/256 from a member on here and so far I'm very happy.
  4. JayCee842 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    wow, you bought it for $950? I got a refurbished one from Apple for $1100, still not too bad.
    Nonetheless, I went with the late 2012 rMBP model and I'm really happy with it. I have the same model you have with the same specs and it is a beast! :D

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