What is a better deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mstgkillr, May 11, 2014.

?

What laptop is a better deal?

  1. New (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1,148

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  2. Open Box (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1010

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. New (May 14) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.4GHz $891

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. New (June 13) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.3GHz $805

    5 vote(s)
    22.7%
  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    #1
    I already have a 15" 2012 RMBP with 16GB/512GB... I'm looking for a slightly smaller, more portable laptop for school (Civil Engineering Major).

    What is a better deal?

    New (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1,148
    Open Box (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1010
    New (May 14) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.4GHz $891
    New (June 13) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.3GHz $805
     
  2. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    #2
    New Oct. 2013. Since its release, it's seen as the best price for the specs you get. I definitely wouldn't get the Air with only 4gb of RAM. Especially if you need to use any CAD programs. Open boxes are iffy, and I wouldn't trust one even to get a deal. Better to buy Apple certified refurbished if you don't want to pay full price for a brand new machine. They even qualify for AppleCare.
     
  3. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2014
    Location:
    Shanghai, PRC
    #3
    I would love to know where you get them for so little money. The curent 13" Air with 256GB SSD is advertised at $1199 - so you get a 25% discount?

    To answer your question:
    I would go with the 2013 Air. Best bang for money and a nice complement to your Pro. I wouldn't see the point of buying a 13" Pro, the difference in size and weight to the 15" is not significant enough IMHO
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    It really depends on your needs.

    If size is a major factor, I'd say the MBA is a better choice.
     
  5. mstgkillr thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    #5
    Best Buy decided for me... They dropped the sale price today so I was left with the following options:

    New (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1,215
    Open Box (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz $1010
    New (May 14) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.4GHz $945
    New (June 13) 13" Air 4GB/256GB/1.3GHz $855

    I went with the open box (Oct 13) 13" RMBP 8GB/256GB/2.4GHz for $1010. I'm not sure if it was even used. It had 3 battery cycles, A018 screen, and still in the plastic.
     
  6. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    #6
    Sounds like you got lucky and found a return or something. Should be eligible for AppleCare if you want it.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #7
    Congrats and good luck. Its ways nice saving a little dough :)
     

Share This Page