Which 13" rMBP to buy

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  1. dfresh, Mar 15, 2014
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    dfresh macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you looking at older models and not current models?
     
  3. dfresh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because I'm not rich like most people. I have something called "A budget"
     
  4. jakespeed macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. dfresh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Link Please? And my model was including taxes, that's why.
     
  7. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  9. theromz macrumors regular

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  10. dfresh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Changed. And I'm Canadian.
     
  11. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  12. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    I bought the late 2013 rMBP last night, 256GB/8GB/i5 2.4GHz

    Will be fine for what I need it for, roll on Tuesday :D:apple:
     
  13. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats, perfect decision I'm looking at the same for me :)
     

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