older mbpr(off ebay) or air?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by verseafterverse, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. verseafterverse macrumors member

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    I would very much so like to get a retina macbook pro but my finances aren't allowing me to do so. So I can either get a 4gb 13 inch a 8gb 11in or a 8/128 mbpr from 2012-2013. I have about 1000 total to spend and would love to get some input from everyone here.
     
  2. charlyham macrumors regular

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  3. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't recommend a Late 2012-Early 2013 rMBP. The starting price for those machines was 1700$. They came with SATA SSDs, Ivybridge processors, and actually weigh more than the Late-2013 models. The 2013 revision was one of the largest upgrades, especially considering the 400$ price drop. If you cannot afford the Late-2013 8GB model, you should just get the MBA, because it will be a more powerful computer overall.

    The baseline model now comes with 8GB of RAM, so if you get one of those, you should be able to find one at a reasonable price. Depending on the work that you do, a 4GB model should do fine, just don't get a 2012 model. There are much better options out there.

    Matt
     
  4. verseafterverse thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the info Ill keep that in mind when shopping.
     

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