Decided to save $ and go with 2012 rMBP

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

  1. TwoFive3 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    I bought a 2012 8/256 from a member on here and so far I'm very happy.
     
  4. JayCee842 macrumors 6502a

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    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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