Which 13" rMBP to buy

dfresh

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Nov 22, 2012
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A) Early 2013
2.6GHz Dual Core i5
8GB RAM
256GB SSD
$1,433.97
B) Late 2013
2.4GHz Dual Core i5
4GB RAM
128GB SSD

I will be using this laptop for electrical engineering(school), Office, music, and AutoCAD. It is also my secondary machine.
 
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jakespeed

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I assume you mean 2013 models correct since your talking rMBP?

Go with the older one. Its a great machine still and 8GB of ram is just right for most applications.
 

accountforit

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Because I'm not rich like most people. I have something called "A budget"
Really? You could buy the mid-level current 2013 model (2.4/8gb/256) refurbished right from Apple for $1,269. That is a few hundred less than the first model you specified.
 

dfresh

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Really? You could buy the mid-level current 2013 model (2.4/8gb/256) refurbished right from Apple for $1,269. That is a few hundred less than the first model you specified.
Link Please? And my model was including taxes, that's why.
 

accountforit

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Link Please? And my model was including taxes, that's why.
Go to the Apple refurbished store. There aren't any there today but more get listed all the time. You just have to check back each day. I would recommend checking each day between 12:00-2:00 pm.
 

KUguardgrl13

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Link Please? And my model was including taxes, that's why.
I think you need to double check the years in your first post. There isn't an "early 2012" or "late 2012", and those specs are for the 2013 models.

Based on your other post I'd say the first machine. It's older, but you'll want 8gb of ram since it can't be upgraded in these machines.

But I'd seriously consider looking at the late 2013 in the refurb store if money is an issue. They made a lot of improvements to display quality and other areas where the 2012 and early 2013 models had problems.
 

dfresh

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Nov 22, 2012
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I think you need to double check the years in your first post. There isn't an "early 2012" or "late 2012", and those specs are for the 2013 models.

Based on your other post I'd say the first machine. It's older, but you'll want 8gb of ram since it can't be upgraded in these machines.

But I'd seriously consider looking at the late 2013 in the refurb store if money is an issue. They made a lot of improvements to display quality and other areas where the 2012 and early 2013 models had problems.
Changed. And I'm Canadian.
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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Changed. And I'm Canadian.
That makes a difference in the price if you're looking at CAD instead of USD. Even so, refurb and education discount will be less than full price. You should also be able to get something like $500 USD at least for your 2010 MBP. Depends on what kind of condition it's in.