Get 13" MBP now or wait?

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  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I sold my 2012 13" MBP in anticipation for the rMB but I didn't like the specs for the rMB now I'm trying to decide if I should go with the MBP or wait till next year? What do you guys think? Does apple do any sales around Thanksgiving and Christmas?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you need one now, check out the refurbished rMBPs.
     
  3. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Do you need it now ? Buy it, you won't regret.
    The current 13" rMBP is a great computer.
    Next model will be even better, for sure, but we don't even know when it is supposed to be released.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i'm in a similar place. am looking to replace my 2011 13" mbp, and no longer want to wait for what's next. i'm going to get the current model (with the i7, and 16GB ram). if something new comes, then...by it's second version, i'll be ready for that. but nothing like making a change in the present...
     
  5. Yanman macrumors newbie

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    couldn't be happier with my 13 rMBP/2.9/256/16. It will be my main machine for many years to come.
     
  6. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I bought a 2014 refurb with the same specs, but a 3.0 i7. It's a superb machine.
     
  7. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    The only thing which would make the 13" MBP better is a 32gb RAM option.
     
  8. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    not sure if I should get the 8gb or 16gb or 15" that comes with 16gb, I will be using vmware view client, developing/coding and light photoshop and video editing.
     
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  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Since you sold your computer that more or less removes the waiting portion of the equation. I'd get one now, wait until the end of the Month. Apple does offer a black friday sale so you'll get something. They're typically not too aggressive in that sale but every little bit helps.
     
  11. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Someone has a BNIB base 15" on craigslist for 1600 right now, I'm thinking of getting the 15" instead of the 13"
     
  12. Redbull916 macrumors member

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    Just changed my 2011 MBA (4gb,256,i7) for a MBP (8gb,512,2.9).

    I didn't know whether to spend some extra cash the SSD (512 vs 256) or boost the ram to 16gb.
    I went for the SSD in the end.

    Must admit, I was worried about the ram at first, but because of the way the OS handles Ram I'm finding that it's happy running everything, including 3 x VM's at the same time.

    I've now stuck 2 x monitors on it and it's brilliant.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So there I was in the Apple Store 5 mins ago...saw they had i7 3.1, 16gb and 512gb 13" MacBook Pro...that's the end of it lol

    I think what drew me to the 13" instead of the 15" was the weight, my gf has a non retina MacBook Pro that I've used and I always complained about how heavy it was.
     

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  14. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i don't know how you're get anything done with such a minimalist setup... :cool:
     
  15. michaelk7 macrumors member

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    Started using a MBP 17" that dropped off a tall hospital shelf. Too large, sticking keys, heat, and hard to press pad it is time for something else. From reading your post I think I would use a small 13" for meetings and late evenings in the bed surfing. Use the IPad a lot yet I read your posts and see many using an 13"rMBP. I see most of you are happy with the 13"? Do you use your IPad or rMBP for late evening work or surfing? What is easier for late night in the bed surfing an iPad or small MBP?

    Thanks
    Michael
     

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