Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tymaster50, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel i5
    Originally released June 2012
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution
    4GB (2 x 2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    500GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm
    8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000

    Processor 2.5 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
    Cache 3MB shared L3 cache
    Memory 4GB (2x2GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Storage1 500GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm
    Optical drive 8x double-layer SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Wireless Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)2 Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
    Expansion One Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps), one FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps), one SDXC card slot
    Video and Audio FaceTime HD camera; Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)

    Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone, headphone port (Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone).
    Size and weight Height: .95 inches (2.41 cm)
    Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
    Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
    Weight (standard configuration): 4.5 pounds (2.06 kg)3

    From Apple for $999
    also I'm getting the Magic Mouse
     
  2. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    its a rather decent deal, but considering that the new haswell MBP may be coming out in june, I would say its better to wait.

    But for 999, i think that its alright. 200 more would get you an updated system. That is if it releases soon :p

    What will you be using your machine for?
     
  3. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    Small update, I can get a new MBP for the same price because of the college discount. 500gb, backlit, facetime, etc... is it magsafe 2? It's not refurbished btw so I'm guessing it's the newest model
     
  4. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    I'd take a look at the 13" Air. We don't know your usage, but in general the Air (which just got a Haswell CPU refresh) is going to be a better machine in a similar price range. And significantly lighter. Again I think it would be helpful if we knew what you'll be using it for.
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    :eek:



    :D
     
  6. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I need to replace my windows 8 laptop. It's getting slow and it crashes randomly, which is a huge no-no. also having a iPhone, iPod, iPad and Apple TV I feel a little left out lol. I'm a CIS major so I need something fast and reliable for writing code and making programs. I'm on my laptop like all day long, it has all my music, movies, videos, documents, all of that. I'm not the average user that just posts status updates all day.
     
  7. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    lol

    You know what, i have no idea how i put down june lol. I was supposed to put october haha

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    Ah i see, well i would say its a good deal. When does this deal end?
     
  8. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Will Apple give me OS X Mavericks with the up-to-date program?
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    On "official" announcement or availability, they will generally give a free upgrade for users who recently purchased Mountain Lion or a new Mac. Can't remember but I think last time it was 30 days(?).

    That said, I wouldn't let the cost of a Mac OS influence any laptop purchase. I doubt it will be more than $30.
     
  11. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It should be coming out soon right? So by October 13th? Cause I'm gonna go buy a mac at the store today
     
  12. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Nobody knows.

    Good for you. Don't bog down on a release date for any OS. Just enjoy our machine.
     
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    All of that would be just fine on the Air (arguably better because of the longer battery life) except for the Air's more limited storage space.

    The Air has a newer CPU, newer GPU, higher resolution screen, weighs less, and has longer battery life. You would just have to carry an external hard drive if you wanted to keep a lot of music and movies with you.
     
  14. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The pro is only $60 more and with better specs.
    11 inch air with education pricing
    11-inch : 128GB
    1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz
    Intel HD Graphics 5000
    4GB memory
    128GB flash storage1


    13 inch macbook pro with education pricing
    13-inch: 2.5GHz
    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
    4GB 1600MHz memory
    500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Built-in battery (7 hours)2


    Battery life doesn't mean much since I'm almost always near an electrical socket.
     

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