Need advice for a refurbished MBP - Which one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GwenGwen, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. GwenGwen macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in these two refurbished MBP models (by the way, these are canadian dollars)

    A) $2199 (link)
    15.4-inch MBP 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display
    512GB Flash Storage
    16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM

    B) $1939 (link)
    15.4-inch MBP 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display
    512GB Flash Storage
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM

    The only differences being 2.7 vs 2.6GHz and 16GB vs 8GB RAM. Is it worth paying an extra $260 for the better model? :apple:
     
  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    On the newer laptops I would always go with the maxed out RAM if financially possible and you plan on using the device for more than just a year or two. Storage can be updated later, but that RAM is in there for good. Get as much as you possibly can.
     
  3. GwenGwen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I manually upgraded the RAM from my previous Mac (old all-silver 15 inch MBP). It's quite easy. But is it a delicate process with these new models?
     
  4. spib macrumors member

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    It's actually not possible with the new Retina Macbook Pros because the RAM is soldered to the logic board
     
  5. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    It's impossible in the retina
     
  6. GwenGwen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh really?
    Hey thanks for the info, I was about to make a huge mistake, thinking I could upgrade it later.
     

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