Refurbished rMBP

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  1. dangerly, Apr 29, 2013
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    dangerly macrumors regular

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    Hello,
    am interested in buying a rMNP 13".
    There is one model with i5 2.50, 8Gb ram, 768 Gb ssd, 13" retina display in the refurb store sold at 1979.00 € (which is about 2590.00 US$ (at today's exchange rate)).
    Is it a good price for this configuration?
    Thanks
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    About half of that price is due to the 768GB SSD. If you really need that much storage, go for it. Note however that more moderately equipped rMBPs can be had for around EUR 1300 in the refurbished store. Also I consider the 16 GB RAM upgrade more important than a large SSD, since the latter can be upgraded.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    You can't get a 16GB version of the 13" rMBP yet.

    I do agree though that the 768GB version isn't really a great deal, new or refurbished.

    If you really need that space built in then go for it, but I think it would be more practical to go with the 256GB or even the 512GB version, save a bunch of money, and get an external USB 3 hard drive if you need more storage.
     
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks for correcting me.
     
  5. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    A big SSD is a good investment, upgrading to a bigger drive later will be very costly. Right now a 768GB OEM SSD runs for about $1k on Ebay.
     
  6. dangerly thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is what i thought. The 768 Gb SSD makes the rMBP too expensive.
    Will probably go for a lower capacity configuration.
    Thanks.
     
  7. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    The 768gb SSD will add roughly $300 over the 512gb configuration and $600 over the 256gb rMBP. You can indeed save by buying the machine with a smaller SSD and just buy a 2-3Tb external hard drive with USB 3.0 for $150-200, but then will have to carry more equipment around and also depend on the external regular drive, which will be more sensitive to impacts
    (you may also buy an external SSD with USB 3.0 and/or thunderbolt, but they are quite more expensive, 256GB is about $300)
     

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