Is this a good deal for a 2016 Macbook Pro 13" i5?

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  1. That_Damn_Kid, Apr 7, 2017
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    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-m...fdc1be411e7bdb3265ff2dea3510INT&skuId=5465700

    $250 off plus I have a student coupon to get $100 off if I get AppleCare. $1470 total I think. I would get $35 in reward certificates due to having Elite Plus.

    Main uses: Adobe Creative Suite, some games including Cities Skylines and Rocket League, internet browsing/media consumption, and Duet Display.

    I currently have a 13" 2011 Macbook Pro. It can handle Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 just fine. It won't be able handle the newest version so I'd like to upgrade soon, plus my computer is getting pretty old and has a battery with a Replace Soon condition.

    I realize this new model is a little overpriced still, but the build quality and OS is what is keeping me interested in Apple. I like that I have an Apple store close to me as well. I'm doing a lot of research on Windows laptops at that price point and many of them are tempting because of their power, however many do NOT have great color accuracy, keyboard, or durability.
     
  2. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    Great deal! I don't think it's overpriced at $1470 with Apple Care. I bought mine at student discount price with Apple Care at the the Apple Store, so like $1800 total, and I think even that was worth it. This laptop is incredible.
     
  3. tonyz123456 macrumors newbie

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    I took advantage of this promotion and bought an open box one for $1150 + tax = $1258 all in - I think pretty good deal and everything works properly.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I think it's a good deal. Personally I never got AppleCare. With the $100 off it's probably worth it if you plan to keep it long term.
     
  5. That_Damn_Kid thread starter macrumors member

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    Ugh this is a hard decision. I think this Macbook computer and the Asus GL502VM are my top 2 choices.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-ro...-1tb-hard-drive-black/5712362.p?skuId=5712362

    Does anyone know how reputable Asus is? That model is really tempting because it's around the same price and has GTX 1060. My main concern is how long it will last...

    I also wonder if it's worth waiting for better deals when college/student deals appear more often.
     
  6. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    You're cross-shopping an entry level 13.3" MBP to a 15.6" gaming laptop? :confused: You'd probably wish you had the MBP if you went for the Asus as a college student. Maybe save up and build yourself a gaming rig after getting the MBP?
     
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    If you look closely at the clues, it's pretty clear what the answer is...

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  8. mrex macrumors 68020

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    My old asus zenbook has been bought on 2012 and still working as a new one. But is has ssd and i only see from that link that the model you are thinking has only hdd. I think the same model has variants with ssd+hdd too.
     

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