Late 2013 rMBP still worth it today?

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  1. KaliaHaze macrumors newbie

    KaliaHaze

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    I realize it's about 2.5 years old, but it has the specs I want and a better price (mid 2014 2.6ghz 8gb 256ssd 13.3in is $745 or $800 w/AppleCare vs late 2013 same specs except 2.4ghz is $675). I'm looking to keep it until 2019 or so.

    Thanks for any help. This is a bigger purchase of mine and I want to feel secure.
     
  2. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    At that price it's a great deal. The 2013 rMB sells for $1k+ in the US refurb store. It's a nice laptop.. I wouldn't comment on how well it will hold up over the next few years.
     
  3. adnanomatic macrumors newbie

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    of course. I still use 2011 MBP until now and it really fast with a few upgrade (SSD and RAM).
     
  4. KaliaHaze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it'll be a huge upgrade for me with from my current machine. Do you have applecare/insurance on your 2011? Are you concerned with it dying anytime soon?
     
  5. adnanomatic macrumors newbie

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    No. I think apple care/insurance just wasting my money. If my macbook dying or broke, I will fix it to 3rd party repair shop. Fixing on apple cost ton of money btw.
     
  6. KaliaHaze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, I have a few mobile apple devices so I know it can get pricey. So you feel secure with you 2011?
     
  7. adnanomatic macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  8. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    My Late 2013 is about to turn two soon and still feels like brand new. The 2014 model is a bit faster, but it's only noticeable when doing the heavy lifting. During normal usage that thing flies like it doesn't even care. So if you're on a budget, get the 2013 and don't worry.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    The 13" late 2013 rMBP is a good value. I've had mine since January 2014 and its been one of my most trouble-free devices, in fact I'd like to get a few more years out of it yet. The mid 2014 was a very minor speed-bump, the only difference is a slightly faster processor which will only be noticeable during CPU-intensive tasks and even then the difference is small.
     
  10. KaliaHaze thread starter macrumors newbie

    KaliaHaze

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    Hey there, thanks for the feedback! Do you do any things that may test the computer?
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    Sounds great! Did you get Applecare with it? I'm slightly worried about passing up the 2014 w/a few months left of warranty but then again I don't want it to be an added expense for nothing.
     
  11. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It has AppleCare good until January 2017, but I've so far never had to use it.
     
  12. throAU macrumors 601

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    Expecting the non replaceable battery to still be good in 2019 is probably being overly optimistic. They're designed for 3 years, you'll be pushing double that.
     
  13. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, yes, that is correct. Don't expect the original battery from 2013 or 2014 to last till 2019, at some point you'll have to have it replaced, in a year or two.
     
  14. KaliaHaze thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I do not. I do, however, expect the machine to last.
     
  15. zoneee macrumors regular

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    still a strong machine, i had that, the 2014 version and the 2015 and differences are very minimal on normal use.
    unless you do heavy stuff u wont notice a difference.
    i would get applecare if u can just to be safe, i like doing it, but i never needed it.
    also, the new redesign should come in june so if u can wait until july, u will find the 2013 version for even cheaper.
     

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