new 2014 MBPr 15" worth extra $200?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nyutnyut, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. nyutnyut macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
    From what i can tell the new MBPr only has a slight processor boost.

    I can get a Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display for about $200 cheaper. I can afford the New one, but I'm wondering if it's worth it.

  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    On Apple's store, you will generally pay 15% less for a refurbished device than it would be worth if it was brand new. So you should try to save more than $200, unless the refurbished one had some advantages compared to the new one.
  3. thedeejay macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2012
    Toronto, Canada.
    I bought a refurbished 13" Retina, and from what I see, there isn't a huge difference in the new computers except a processor bump. I'd say go for the refurb. Beware, the retina screen is a beauty;)
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Been discussed heavily here and MBP area over the past week. Most folks say to get either refurb, or the older model new. But not much sense to get a new-new one.
  5. thetechfixer macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2010
    There is a really slight difference in both, although $200 more is not that bad. It would come in handy when selling the machine since it will be the newer model .

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