Need Buying Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tidest, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. tidest macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2014
    Hi, I would like to buy a rmbp 13 model for school. But which one should I get?

    I can get the current haswell 256 gb, 8gb ram model for 1449$ with edu discount.

    Or I can get a refurbished old model for as cheap as 1189$:


    Or I can wait for september for broad well?

    How much better is the current lineup then the early 2013 ones?

    P.S. I have bought the current model but I have like 2 days to refund it. I like it so far but the battery could be better. Getting 5-6 hours normally.
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    13" is much better for late 2013. You get Iris graphics, a thinner chassis, 802.11ac, and more performance for less power.
  3. Barney63 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2014
    Bolton, UK.
    It is highly unlikely to see Broadwell in September.

    More likely Q1 2015

  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    The OP wrote:
    [[ ...Or I can wait for september for broad well? ]]

    Agree with post directly above.

    I could be proven wrong, but I don't think the new Broadwell-based laptops are going to be ready by the time the next school semester begins.

    So ... be governed by your other options...
  5. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Good guess, Barney.

    There will not be a new macbook anytime soon. The ones out are running and selling strong.

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