Which one should I get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mirado0424, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. mirado0424 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    Hey guys I have a credit from amazon so I am going to get one of the two MBPr models which one in your opinions is the better value? The 512gb ssd model with 8gb ram is 2363.99 and the 2013 base 256gb ssd and 8gb ram model is 2199.99. so 163 dollars of difference. Thanks for any help making my decision easier!
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  3. mirado0424 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    guess I don't really need it I just didn't know if that extra space was worth the extra money, or if it was better to go with the newer model
  4. kensic macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2013
    if u can, look at best buy's open box. easily 20% off.

    and when u purchase it, just send apple the receipt and they will reset your warranty from the day you buy it
  5. mirado0424 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    thanks took a look the open box items stores around me had, nothing beat the price im getting for brand new, after credit the 2013 256/8 will be 1899 and the 2012 512/8 will be 2100. I just wanna know if i should spend less and get a "newer" model, or if I should just double my memory with a 2012 model
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  7. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
  8. F1 Fan macrumors regular

    F1 Fan

    Apr 18, 2012
    Buying extra space that you don't use isn't worth spending any extra money at all unless the knowledge that you have plenty of spare storage will help you sleep better!

    We all know that trying to predict the future is a mug's game but it is highly likely that the trend for needing more storage will continue. If you currently use 200GB and plan on keeping your new machine for 10 years, you will almost certainly need more than the 256GB. There's a pretty good chance that you will likely need more than 512 too.

    It is possible to upgrade the SSD in a rMBP and in a few years there may be an SSD that will fit it, isn't too pricey and has loads of space. At the moment, there isn't.

    There's also the possibility of external drives. Ask yourself how you would feel about using one of those.

    Ultimately, this has to be your call :)
  9. hexblot macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2011
    will this be your only computer or a secondary? If you have another main computer your can "offload" unecessary stuff there.

    My laptops always sported less than 128Gb of storage, and most was empty due to this. photos/media/videos and whatnot always were on a network share. This is definently not a solution for everyone, though :)
  10. mirado0424 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2012
    it will be my primary, and i check again the 512gb is only 163 dollars more but from what I hear on this thread the 2013 will be the way to go if i dont need the space
  11. blackberrycubed macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2013
    Get the 2012 model so you do not get the SSD from sandisk and experience the fan spike issue. Also the 2012 model will save you a lot of money. I got the 2012 model and lucked out with samsung screen and SSD.
  12. cramazing macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    the 2012 is actually a faster laptop. the 2.6 has higher geekbench than the base 2.4. get the 2012

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