Venting: rMB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacLove1986, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. MacLove1986 macrumors newbie

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    I think it sucks for students that the rMB is only 50$ off and the rmbp is $100. Still buying it but I'd like to save another 50$
     
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    You could buy it from Best Buy and get $100 off. Plus they're offering another $70 or so right now.
     
  3. MacLove1986 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunate received a $1000 apple gift card for grad school so I have to stick with apple online :-/
     
  4. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    First world problems
     
  6. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Ha ha ha, more like top 1% problems! ;) I'm sure you'll survive, kid. :)
     
  7. MacLove1986 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually not in 1% of anything, and I'm 29 so definitely not a kid. Haha I have 10 friends that pitched in and got me the gift card. So it was a great gift :)
     
  8. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you're already getting $1000 off for buying it at the Apple Store then :rolleyes:. If you want an extra discount then just toss the free Beats that come with the MacBook on eBay.
     
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  10. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless youre willing to wait for the rmb to hit the refurbed section the student discount with beats is your best bet.
     
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    Well if you want to save the extra $50 then change your selection to the base 13" rMBP and get half the storage, twice the CPU speed, and a little more weight. Alternatively, if you get the rMB you can also spend more money for all the USB-C adaptors/port expanders.
     
  13. jmikhail490 macrumors regular

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    What are your uses going to be for Grad school? If they are semi intense at all I would definitely recommend getting the rMBP, speed and power difference is very substantial. Same price for a little less storage that most people wouldn't fill up anyways. that is just my opinion of course
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    The rmb is not the ideal choice for most students, the mba is.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    Why?

    Most students need office apps, the rMB is great running those, it's performance on other apps is decent. I think the rMB's screen makes its a better choice then the MBA
     
  16. jmikhail490 macrumors regular

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    Yea but some grad school really require a lot more than just office apps I think. I agree with you that the rMB is a better choice than the MBA but I don't think its a better choice than the 13' base rMBP. Thats just me though lol. For regular high school or regular college for a bachelors degree I agree the rMB is probably sufficient. Grad school to me may mean more intense work. Really depends on what apps they will be using and how many things open together and what not.

    Either way you probably can't go wrong- rMBP is just a little more bang for the buck and a lot more peace of mind if you ask me.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I agree completely and that's why I was asking why he felt the MBA was a better choice. For many HS and college students the rMB may be ok, in some situations the MBA may be a better fit, and still other permutations the MBP.

    I think for general school work, the rMB is a great option to consider.
     
  18. MacLove1986 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's Med school so not a ton of computer stuff, just papers, videos and notes
     
  19. jdogg836 macrumors regular

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    Make that +2. You'll make some cash back AND your ears will thank you.
     
  20. Meister Suspended

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    All good points, but:

    no magsafe!
    significantly less battery life!
    price!

    for graphics and design: cpu

    all in all I think the mba is a much better bang for the buck for most students.
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    All fair points, though I still disagree with the blanket statement that the MBA is ideal for most students. I'm not saying the inverse but rather taking it on a more case by case mentality.
     

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