Ordered new Retina MacBook Pro!

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  1. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be starting college so I took the money I saved from the education discount and applied it to the RAM!
     

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  2. StefanYFC macrumors member

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    Smart idea, I chose the Apple Care instead of the ram but I always wonder what will end up being the smarter option.

    Otherwise, same as mine! Congratz man and good luck in school.
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    You made the right choice.
     
  4. Livewings macrumors regular

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    You made the wrong decision.
    Why pay for extra warranty? I always never believed in that. :eek:
     
  5. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Much appreciated. I'm sure I will get the Apple care down the road you have a year to do it I believe. I waited about 10 months to get Apple care for my 2010 iMac its all set to end in September 2013 :( However, my hp laptop from 2010 is getting old I needed something to get me through the next few years of school for information technology I think this will keep me covered :p

    RAM has always been important to me the more programs you run the more you need but if your a everyday user you should be fine with the stock 8GB. Since its soldered to the logic board you can't upgrade it so it's worth to spend that little extra $$ now because it's literally un upgradable? If thats a word lol.
     
  6. sindekit macrumors member

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    Because it comes in handy.
     
  7. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    I dont know where he lives, but in my country, the base model of rMBP costs 5,000 dollars, so yeah... Apple Care is a must here.
     
  8. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the United States. Where are you from??
     
  9. Livewings macrumors regular

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    Wait you can do that?
    Buy later down the road? :confused:
     
  10. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did it with my iMac. I couldn't afford it at the time of purchase just as long as you do it with in the first year

    http://www.apple.com/support/products/faqs.html

    That should answer your question :p
     
  11. sindekit macrumors member

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    Don't forget there's a student discount for the AppleCare! I saved quite a bit on the apple care for my iMac!
     
  12. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh thanks for that! I will defiantly remember to do that when I go to purchase it. Is there a direct link for students?

    I also got M$ Office 2011 a family pack from Best Buy today for $99 not to shabby either :D
     
  13. Livewings macrumors regular

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    Cool. Thanks :D With that, I shall spend money first on more RAM so it can last for at least 3 years for my college studies.
     
  14. sindekit macrumors member

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    Try if this works. store.apple.com/us-hed/product/MD012LL/A

    If it doesn't, just click on the Education Store.

    Looks like a student discount saves you $110! Insane!
     
  15. aaagat111 macrumors regular

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    to the OP, you will love that machine. I just bought one of my own, and it is unbelievable. 2.6, 16, and 512 here.

    In terms of the AppleCare debate here, I don't think you can call it a waste of money by any means. AppleCare is simply extending the insurance with your machine. You are buying risk prevention. This is clearly not a waste of money, but I can see how you might not think it is worth the price.

    Everyone has their own opinion on insurance, but imo AppleCare on a unibody machine such as the rMBP seems like a great value.

    It's just like any other insurance though - if you don't use it, yeah you lost out on value, but if by chance you have a problem with your machine after the 1 year mark, all of a sudden the idea to spend $215 (approx price with student discount) on AppleCare seems like a great buy.
     
  16. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome! How far down the road do you see yourself getting a new Mac?

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    Thanks for the reply I will save that in a document so I always have it!

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    Nice! I thought about the 512 for a bit then I decided to pass my iMac is my main machine ( maybe not for long :p ) But 256 should keep me covered. I've always wanted a Mac laptop for as long as I could remember ever since the original black MacBook but when I got my iMac it was the better value for me at the time of purchase compared to a base 13 inch MBP in 2010. I'm glad you are enjoying your rMBP. I do see quite of few people on here have some "minor issues" with their displays I don't know if its people just complaining or some people are having serious issues with these displays. I figure if I have any issues  will step in and take care of it.
     
  17. Livewings macrumors regular

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    College starts in April. So I guess soon enough, I'll have my hands on the world's most innovative notebook. :D

    PS: I also realise it's a bad time to get rMBP by that time. But I will have no choice. :(
     
  18. TC400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First off I would like to wish you good luck with college!

    Maybe there will be an update by then? I personally was kind of waiting for them to hit the refurb store.

    Would you get a 13 or 15 inch?

    I bet I could take a lucky guess :p
     
  19. Livewings macrumors regular

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    Thank you, you too! :D
    I hope so. I think they'll hit refurb soon enough.
    15. Dedicated Graphics ftw plus all the quad core goodness.
    13 seems like a total ripoff.
     
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    I agree. I thought the 13 inch was nicely priced then I saw the poor specs and the poor amount of options you can choose from. No quad cores no dedicated graphics :|
     
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  22. kh3khalid macrumors regular

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    The same rMBP that you ordered costs $2450 here (UAE) - with the educational discount! + we don't have AppleCare here :(
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Aside from someone who does heavy video editing or photoshop.....I doubt anyone will notice the difference between having 8gb vs 16gb in the next 5 years. I mean you can get away with 2gb on mountain lion
     
  24. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If you bought from the education store you don't need to add AppleCare unless you need phone support. It comes with a 3 year warranty :).
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    not in the US.
     

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