My first rMBP

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  1. thiagoah, Aug 4, 2014
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    thiagoah macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I'd like to purchase my first MacBook for school in September. I am a web developer/designer/photograhper as well. I've heard extremely positive things about the rMBP so I decided to ditch Windows and move on.

    I'd like to purchase the following MacBook for $1700 CAD (TAX INCLUDED).

    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display
    Originally released October 2013
    13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
    512GB Flash Storage1
    720p FaceTime HD camera
    Intel Iris Graphics


    Just wondering if it's a good buy in terms of performance and price. Thanks!
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    If the screen estate on the 13" suffices then yes, that is an excellent machine.
     
  3. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    Though I'd point out that you can get this year's version of that same machine (so +200mhz) for the same price if you happen to be in an area where you don't pay taxes with one of the common 3rd party retailers (Amazon, MacMall, B&H all have it for $1710 right now).
     
  4. thiagoah thread starter macrumors member

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    I live in Canada, would that deal still apply here? Thanks!
     
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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  6. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, sorry, I saw $ and assumed US. The tax thing I referenced is a specific quirk of US sales tax procedure.

    When I was assuming USD I thought $1700 sounded too high for the refurb, but considering the exchange rate between CAD/USD that sounds about right, I'd say it's a good choice.
     
  7. thiagoah thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha no worries! Sorry I forgot to mention the currency :)
     

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