Did I just get screwed over?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kerneltye, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. kerneltye macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased from MacMall this maxed-out rMBP. It looks like a great product at a steal. Clearly, it's too good to be true, because upon conducting research on the model # it looks like it's the June 2012 model, not the 2013 refresh model.

    How much of a difference does this make? I'm going to contact MacMall to see what can be done about it. Should I return it and buy the most recent model, or is the difference negligible? I'm using this machine for a great deal of multitasking, possibly photo and video editing down the line, and some gaming every so often. I imagine this will suit my needs just fine, but if the 2013 refresh is that much better, I might go for it.
     
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The 2013 refresh was a very minor tweak. Processors got faster by 0.1Ghz, possibly some other very minor internal changes.

    The only reason I would see to return it would be if there were something actually wrong with it when you got it, like image retention on the screen.
     
  3. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    The only difference between mid-2012 MBPRs and early-2013 MBPRs is 100 MHz more base CPU speed, and makes zero practical difference in actual usage.
     
  4. kerneltye thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your response. The image retention thing - is that something I can tell right out of the box, or will it manifest later? I assume, then, that would be covered under AppleCare, which I purchased with the computer.

    ETA: I also assume that the 2013 refreshed rMBPs have the same screen as the mid-2012s, and therefore it's luck of the draw with regard to screen defects?
     
  5. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

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    just get off the forums and enjoy your new computer

    if osmething happens, thats what warranty is for
     

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