Should I return my 13" rmbp which I bought for $1199 new?

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  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my 60 day Best Buy return period with Best Buy is running out. With the $200 off + $100 student discount they recently had, i bought two. I returned one already anticipating the release of Haswell soon. But now I think that at the price I purchased it, I should just keep the second one.

    I guess it just goes down to, "Is adding another $300 worth the upgrade?".
     
  2. yliu macrumors regular

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    So you bought two 13' rMBP and returned one of them?
     
  3. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    definitely should, the 1st gen retina 13 are underpowered and will be obsolete once the haswell come out. just wait and see. I rather get the haswell air than the current retina 13. haswell air screams.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Obselete? I can only hope you are joking.

    The spec lust continues.
     
  5. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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    Roll bread. Just check out the sig.
     
  6. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Once you run Mavericks, the current rMBP 13" is fine performance-wise. It's a LOT smoother than on Mountain Lion.

    The Haswell rMBP is likely to offer better graphics (Iris v HD4000), better wireless (AC v N), a faster SSD (PCIe v SATA) and better battery life. Whether it is worth paying a premium for is a different matter...

    I paid $A1299 for a new 13" 256GB model ($US1071+tax) new, while the new equivalent will probably be $A2099. I cannot see an extra $800 in value, particularly given that I don't game, rarely rely on battery and don't shuttle large files around regularly. But of course, there is always a possibility that they make 256GB the base SSD config, or otherwise drop the price when the refresh occurs.
     
  7. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all for your inputs.

    But is it true that the Haswell 13in rmbp will be thinner than the current gen?
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Barely. Most likely go from .75 to .71 to match the thickness of the 15-inch.
     
  9. fskywalker, Oct 9, 2013
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    fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Really????????? I don't think so, the 13" rMBP is a great machine, I had a max out 2012 2.7/16/768 15" rMBP and switched to a 2012 2.9/8/768 due to portability. Unless you are a gamer or have a real need for the added power of a dGPU, the 13 inch rMBP is a great choice.

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    What is the configuration of your 13 inch rMBP?
     
  10. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    you guys are right, mavericks would make a huge difference
     
  11. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    what did I tell you guys

    new 13inch sports a new body, making the 1st gen obsolete
     
  12. Xerotech macrumors 6502

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    Barely thinner. :p
     
  13. fskywalker, Oct 22, 2013
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    fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Maybe for you, not for me!

    My 13 inch rMBP is a keeper until I see an IGZO Broadwell rMBP. The MSRP most similar configuration to my 2.9/8/768 (2.8/8/512) is $2000 plus tax and would get 256GB less of space; I paid $1800 for mine, so it is not worth the switch for a machine that will only be marginally better (if order the 2.8/8/1TB that would be $2500, even worst)
     

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