Which one should I get for my first MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dragondragon, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. dragondragon macrumors newbie

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    1. MacBook Pro retina 15"
    Version 2012
    Samsung screen
    2.6 8GB, 512 SSD
    58 battery cycles
    MS office 2011
    OEM Magic Mouse
    Apple Limited 1 year warranty til December 2013
    For $1800


    2. Rmbp 15"
    Version 2012
    Samsung screen
    2.6 8GB 512SSD
    74 cycles
    AppleCare until march 2016
    $2000

    Which one should I get it?
    If not, should I get

    1. New Cmbp 15" anti glare 16GB 500 SATA ($2000) + $100 apple gift card
    2. Refurbished rmbp 15" 8GB 256GB ($1700)


    I'm using for school, watching lots of movies.
    I need a laptop w/ high speakers quality. Retina doesn't matter for me. And I need a cooler temp laptop.
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Even though option 2 has AppleCare until 2016, I'd still go with option 1 as you're getting the same computer, less battery cycles, MS Office (good since you said you'll need it for school), and the Magic Mouse all for a lower price.
     
  3. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    I agree with Agent-P. You can buy cheap Applecare with either student discount or at B&H and the price would be the same rounded down as option 2.
     
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Any of the above will be overkill for your usage pattern, so get the cheapest one.


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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Sounds like you already made the decision - the cMBP. I'd say since you're getting office and the mouse and less cycles on the battery it is a better deal
     
  6. dragondragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still haven't made up my mind yet.
    But alot of people told me that cmbp gets hotter than the rmbp...
    I concerned about the temperature and speaker qualities the most.

    Thank you for all advice. It helps me alot!
     
  7. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Really?

    You truly need to save money now, school is going to rob you blind so really, save your money today, please. Please order a perfectly amazing refurbished 13" cMBP.
     
  8. Petulka macrumors member

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    I would get the $1800 one with Office and mouse. You have few months to save the $250 for apple care and you are just getting the magic mouse and office for $50.
     
  9. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Option 3: iPad 64GB, wireless keyboard and some good headphones. Total: $800.

    :)
     
  10. lagisibuk macrumors 6502

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    are you kidding??
     
  11. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    option one then add applecare or other insurance
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    An iPad would be overkill for your needs, buy the cheapest computer you can and you'll be fine.
     

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