New 15" rMBP or Refurb

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  1. christy1685 macrumors newbie

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    After being months without a macbook pro after my 13" MBP 2009 mainboard failed i have now decided that given the price difference between a 13" rMBP and a 15" i am going with the 15"

    My choices are from the Refurb store which there is an early 2012 256GB model right now or for an extra 80 a new early 2013 256GB model (not from apple store at all but will have to wait a few days for stock)

    I have recently become aware of the ghosting issues and would like to avoid one which suffers from it. And although i am not a complete perfectionist for the price i am going to pay for one of these in europe (€1800+) i dont think it too much to expect the best build quality and not have to be something i have to put up with.

    I have searched for a while now and it seems that some people even report this problem with new models too, does anyone have any insight into whether thats really true or not, or if this is basically just a manufactural inconsistency with which, one model manufactured on a specific date has a lower chance of having these issues or not.

    Thanks.
     
  2. B... macrumors 68000

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    Go for the new one. Apple changed logic board, IO bord, SSDs and bottom case in the new model. I am not saying that will add up to good chnges, but with Apple, this is a product after 8 months of complaints and revising. SOMETHING will be better. And the bump from 2.3 to 2.4 GHz doesn't hurt. :)
     
  3. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Agree, for $80 more the new model is a no brainer....:)
     
  4. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

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    so 80 euro is only like $104? Man that sucks, in the states the refurbs were like $200-400 cheaper (I saved $300 on mine).
     
  5. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No from apple online the new early 2013 256gb model is €2249 the mid 2012 refurb is €1819 but from another online store its €1900 for the early 2013 model. They have stock now but the price jumped an additional €35. im almost ready to pull the trigger but with the haswell refresh coming im not sure if i will regret it if it launches with a new nv 750m/ amd 8xxxm dGPU. that extra gpu boost may be regrettable since im planning on keeping it for a long time :confused:
     
  6. nawoo macrumors regular

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    My new 2.4 ghz rMBP is perfect. Samsung screen, no ghosting, fan issue has been solved by the new update.

    I was contemplating getting the 2.3ghz one for $200 cheaper but decided against it.

    Seems like my decision has been justified.
     
  7. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When did you buy it may i ask?
     
  8. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I know this question was not directed towards me, but I thought I would reply anyway. I ordered my computer (base model 15") at the Apple Online store on Friday, and picked it up Saturday. Mine has a Samsung screen and no noticeable ghosting issues.
     
  9. nawoo macrumors regular

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    Last Sunday March 10th. Arrived on 12th
     
  10. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found a better deal on amazon for €1860 so i just ordered the early 2013 this morning
     
  11. B... macrumors 68000

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    What version? For that price I hope the 2.7/512/16?
     
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  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Bought a refurb base 2012 model for 1779 Apple refurb and it's perfect. Samsung screen and SSD.
     
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  15. Kushp14 macrumors regular

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    Same my new 2.4 w/Samsung no ghosting… I heard only LG is having the issues.
     
  16. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It finally arrived, posting from it now, but it came with 10.8.2 and to upgrade to 10.8.3 i need to pay 17.99?
     
  17. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If you're on 10.8.2 then 10.8.3 should show up in the updates tab in the App Store, no need to buy Mountain Lion again.
     
  18. christy1685, Mar 27, 2013
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    christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks the only update listed there was for iphoto though. Never mind they all showed up after a while
     
  19. iprime macrumors member

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    deal?

    Which deal is better - Early 2013 rMBP: 2.7/16/512 for $2564 (including taxes)

    2012 rMBP: 2.6/8/512 for $2105 (including taxes). Want to use it for at least 3 years.
     
  20. B... macrumors 68000

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    $400 for 8 GB of RAM and about a 5% increase in power is kind of overpriced. However, if you are constantly going to be using all the CPU and more than 8 GB of RAM, that upgrade is priceless because you cannot upgrade either after.
     
  21. cramazing macrumors 6502

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    Where do you get those prices from?
     
  22. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Out of interest does anyone know how to correct the warranty date, this didn't arrive until the 27th of march but the estimated expire date is 12 march 2014. thats a little bit more than two weeks, a lot can happen in two weeks:(
     
  23. B... macrumors 68000

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    Call Apple, tell them that you bought an APPLE refurb, and ask them to reset the warantee date.
     
  24. christy1685 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i didn't buy a refurb though i purchased a brand new one, i could probably still call them thanks
     

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