How accurate is the Buyers Guide? (Mid-2014 Retina)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1Sail0r2, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. 1Sail0r2 macrumors newbie

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    How likely is it that a mid-2014 MacBook retina will be released? I am planning on buying one at best buy with the $75 discount but I have a feeling that since it's been 228 days since the last update that a speed bump on the retina will be released in July. Has the Buyers Guide really been that accurate in the past?
     
  2. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

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    The guide is very reliable. But the MBP is still somewhat of a mystery because of the Broadwell issues. But if you can wait, then I suggest doing so. But if you get a good deal and decide to buy, the current gen rMBP's is really good so you won't regret it at all.
     
  3. 1Sail0r2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I start school in mid august so technically I have 2 months left, the only reason id strongly consider buying now is to save $75 but I guess that's a silly reason when I'm planning to spend $1000+ to begin with.

    Edit: also I don't really care for broadwell, I would prefer to have a speedbump and a mid-2014 mbp as opposed to a late-2013 for resale purposes down the line in a few years.
     
  4. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    A speed bump is possible in the new next few months. Broadwell won't be here until mid-2015. If Apple decides to refresh the 13" before the 15", Broadwell 13" rMBPs might land in Q1-2015.

    I would say that you should wait for the last moment. If the speed bump doesn't arrive by then, buy the current models.

    Raptor
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    If you have a .edu email address register for the student discount. You'll get another $150 off on top of that $75. I just bought one last week with that deal.
     
  6. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't hold my breath for an update before the end of this year for the MacBook Pro... but as a student it may be worth while waiting until the fall as Apple typically runs a back to school promo where they hand out ~$100 iTunes Gift Cards with the purchase of a new Mac.
     

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