Macbook Pro 13 Retina Refurb

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  1. Soccer5se macrumors member

    Soccer5se

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    I am looking to buy my wife a 13 Pro Retina. On the Korean Apple Store there is a 2013 model i5 2.6 8GB Ram 512 HD for $1,777. That's about the same price as the 2014 mid range model with 256HD. To get the 512HD new I would have to pay another $400.

    My question: Is it worth to buy last year's model refurb or go with a mid range 2014 model with 256GB.

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Really just depends no how much storage you need. Not a big difference in performance between 2013 and 2014.
     
  3. Soccer5se thread starter macrumors member

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    What about battery life? Will the refurb come with a new battery or the original?
     
  4. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Comes with a New Battery. Also depends if you need the extra storage if not then the 2014 will be a great computer.
     
  5. Spink10 Suspended

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    Refurb is basically brand new
     
  6. Soccer5se thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice! I think I'll go with the refurbished model!! :)
     
  7. thetechfixer macrumors 6502

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    Good Choice, the speed difference is really unnoticeable
     
  8. Soccer5se thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I ordered it this morning! My wife will be very happy with it. Now I have to decide whether or not to install Windows 8 or 7.
     

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