Which rmbp 15" should I get? My FIRST macbook! YAY!

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  1. dragondragon macrumors newbie

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    2 choices

    1. Rmbp 15"
    2.6, i7, 8GB, 512SSD,
    New, opened box
    Come with parallel windows 7
    Limited apple warranty until 6/3/2014
    Price: $2030

    2. Rmbp 15"
    2.6, i7, 8GB, 512SSD
    used, 57 battery cycles, like new condition
    Limited apple warranty until 9/15/2013
    Price: $1900


    Which one i should get? It's going to be my first macbook!
     
  2. wdfmph macrumors newbie

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    I would suggest you buy rmbp 15 from apple store with $200 student discount and 100 dollars gift card. The 2013 base model is $1999 after student discount. I just got my first mac from them !

    Both options you listed are 2012 model. I saw option one from bestbuy clearance at $1999. The location is at south bay, boston. I think the selling price difference between 2012 and 2013 model is around $200.

    If you want 2012 model, i would suggest you to buy from apple store online. they got refurbished 2012 base model at $1599.

    If you can wait for a month, just buy it when haswell processor model arrives.
     
  3. dragondragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $1999 on apple website is for 8GB 2.4 and 256GB
    If I want 513GB, I will add $300 (student price)
    So overall is $2299 + tax which is out of my budget.
    I bought a refurbished rmbp 15" last month, but I ended up return it due to some noises.





     
  4. wdfmph macrumors newbie

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    I do believe that 2013 version is better than 2012 version. My rmbp is very quite although a bit hot.

    Too bad you have make a decision between older model or smaller SSD.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I'd buy another refurb. That's me. New 1 year warranty and a better discount.
     
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  7. dragondragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could you guys choose in these 2 choices?
    If I buy a refurb one, it would cost $2100 in the same specs.

    $2000 is the max I can go.

    Thanks

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    I don't know that account but wow! Similar name!


     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    How is this difficult? They're the exact same specs, just different warranty dates.

    $130 more for a longer warranty. Buy the cheaper one and buy AppleCare for $240.

    If you can't also buy AppleCare before 9/2013 then buy the one with the longer warranty which gives you time to save for AppleCare.
     
  9. B... macrumors 68000

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    Yes and he is also looking at that exact machine for similar prices. He also bought a refurb rMBP recently and returned it due to weird noises. Just like you.
     
  10. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Lol. Smells fishy.
     
  11. dragondragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay cool! I should message him. Maybe he can help me out.
    Thx




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    Thanks


     
  12. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Buy another refurb, longer warranty and you can always return it opposite to the second hand ones if you find out somethings wrong within the first days of everyday use.
     

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