Where to get least expensive MBP 15" antiglare (even last model)?

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  1. john1620b macrumors member

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    I find the glossy screens unusable for me in a work environment, and really prefer to have 15" of screen real estate. However, the cheapest version for this combination in a new model is $1950, which is a lot of money if you don't need the newest processor and graphics card.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on good places to find non-refurb antiglare versions of the last MBP model? I could settle for a refurb, but they're definitely not my top choice.
     
  2. SaaGua macrumors member

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    Just checked, didn't see any...

    why can't there be an anti-glare option for the 13in...
     
  3. xpected_one macrumors regular

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    Is there a specific reason you dont want to go refurb? Apple refurbs are a pretty darn good deal IMO.
     
  4. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    There's nothing wrong with a refurb. It's a brand new laptop but government regulations say if it has a part from a returned item it can't be sold as new. They take out anything bad and replace it just like new. If anything you're getting a better computer.
     
  5. john1620b thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm starting to reconsider getting a refurb machine. Everyone has excellent things to say of Apple's refurb's, and it might be the only way to get a decently priced antiglare 15". I'd still prefer to go new, but I can't seem to find anyone that has them (probably due to the all the supply constraints over the last few weeks).
     
  6. jljue macrumors regular

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    The Apple Store near me has the old models for about $200-300 (or something like that) less than the new version for 2-3 days, then they will send them back to Apple. I assume that the online store will have a clearance sale, for about the same $200-300 less, which is about the same as the refurb prices.
     
  7. john1620b thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. I was going to give my local store a call today, but didn't get around to it. I better do it tomorrow, then.
     
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  9. john1620b thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I already did and they don't have any anti-glare models cheaper than Apple.
     
  10. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking about selling my last year's maxed MBP (i7, high res matte)

    It's only a few months old and in brand new condition (original packaging, no damage in any way shape or form)

    were you interested?
     
  11. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    there a 1399 antiglare high res model on the refurb site..last generation with the i5...problem is is goes fast...

    I put one in my cart tonight..went to check out and it was gone...

    good deal if you can snag one.
     
  12. john1620b thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I'm only interested in the base model of the last version (i5 2.4GHz), but thanks for the offer.

    I know, I saw that this morning! I'm supposed to be on refurb.me's e-mail notification, but I never got notified. I think I'll just hold out for now and hope they get more in stock.

    I'm also considering getting a glossy one with an anti-reflective film for the screen and an inexpensive matte monitor for work at home. I just hate the glossy so much, I'm afraid it would still bother me.
     

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