What's Better - A refurb 15" Retina 8gb 256gb or a New 2.9 13" 8gb 512gb?

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  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    A refurb 15" Retina 8gb 256gb for $1999 AUD or a New 2.9 13" 8gb 512gb for $2,000? Retina too.
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming by AUD you meant Australian dollars, $1,999 AUD is basically $2,050 USD. Now considering (presumably) they are the same price, the second option sounds better as it has a 512GB storage. I'm also assuming the processor is better as you didn't list the CPU specs for the first option.
     
  3. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    15" is quad-core compared to dual-core 13"
     
  4. Robster3, Feb 24, 2013
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    Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Its the base model 15" refurb 2.3 ghz, yes in Aussie dollars.

    or if i go all the way i can get a new 2102 2.7ghz 16gb 512gb for $2785 compared to Apple at $3199

    I can get the 13" 2.9 8gb 512gb brand new for $1850, Apple want $2499
     
  5. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Well what are your needs and most intended uses (i.e. which applications and processes)?
     
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    If you need 512GB storage, go for that. If not, the 15" will be the better machine in practically every way.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Impossible to tell you since you don't state your priorities and needs.
     
  8. thegreatdivorce macrumors regular

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    This. It comes down to what you'll do with it, and how much you value size/weight.
     
  9. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    15 all the way. not that much bigger then the 13 but a way better experience if its your main computer.
     
  10. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have a 09 27" imac which is going good with the new HD and a extra 4gb ram, its just so hot in my office. If i go MBPr 15" i may keep it for a extra screen. Or was thinking selling it for the base 3.2 27" iMac.

    My main uses are mail, web, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie,tv, movies.
     

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