rMBP 13" : Refurb 8/256 or New 8/128?

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  1. FatalityxZ macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    With the refresh today, I'm put in a tough dilemma.

    On one hand, I can get the 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD late 2013 model for $1189, or I can get the baseline new model for $1199 with educational discount, as well as a $100 Apple Giftcard.

    While 256GBs would be nice, is the extra 128GB worth the 200MHz, $90, new, and "mid 2014" label when reselling?

    Which one would you guys get?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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  3. FatalityxZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what are the factors that make it a no brainer?
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Twice the storage for $10 less? Refurb, no question about it.
     
  5. FatalityxZ thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With the giftcard, the refurb ends up being $80 more expensive.
     
  6. Meister Suspended

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    80$ = 128gb larger/slightly faster ssd = good deal
     
  7. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    I went ahead and grabbed the new version 8gb ram and 128gb HD. I can't remember the last time I had close to 100gb used on a laptop. I have a lot of my important docs in the cloud, and my photos and iTunes library are the two big items that I keep on the computer.
     
  8. Hansana macrumors regular

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    Last gen 128gb ssd was much slower than the 256gb ssd. Look it up.

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  9. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    No way that you'll notice the tiny cpu bump in day to day tasks. I vote for the refurb.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  11. Meister Suspended

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    thats what my post said.
     
  12. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Although it depends on brand of SSD, the higher capacity drives are faster overall.

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    I think he was saying that all 128's were faster than 256's in the Late 2013 models which isn't the case.
     

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