Need Help on MBP purchase decision

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kgreggs105, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. kgreggs105 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    Hi all I am new here but first off would like to thank you all for the useful info on here. I will be purchasing my first MBP ever as I am going into my freshmen year at college. I am looking at the 15" RMBP, but I will be buying from Macmall since it is cheaper and they have the accidental damage warranty. I can't decide between the 2.7GHZ 768GB for $2,620, the 2.7GHZ 512GB for $2,570, the 2.8GHZ 512GB for $2,940, or the 2.8GHZ 768GB for $3,330. I am looking for the best buy here as making 8 bucks an hour has taken me forever but I definitely need this for school. If you could voice your input on what you think is the best buy for the money and if the money for the step up to a 2.8GHZ processor is worth the money. I was also looking at a Seagate 1-3TB external HDD for little over 100 bucks so keep that in mind. Thank you!
  2. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    why not 2.4

    those small processor bumps cost more than it is worth.
  3. zOlid macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2013
    My thoughts exactly.
  4. kgreggs105 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    Would a 2.4 be good enough to run a few games here and there?
  5. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    2.4 is ok to run lots of games........................ at once ;)
  6. kgreggs105 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2013
    Okay cool thank you, I think I may go with that then to save a few bucks
  7. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    There's nothing wrong with 2.3 GHz either. The absolute best value is the refurbished 2.3 GHz/256GB model for $1599.

    I realize you want more storage, so that model may not be acceptable to you. However, I have found that I really need more than 512 or 768 GB to store my media (music, movies, photos). A small 2TB external media drive together with the 256GB internal SSD works great for me. Here's the external drive I purchased:

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