Why I passed on the rMBP Late 2013

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  1. Mathias Denichi, Oct 28, 2013
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    Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

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    I was in a similar situation of whether to upgrade from my current rMBP to the new Late 2013 rMBP. I looked passed marketing, and said nah, I don't think so.

    What I did for resale value was buy a rMBP BTO 16gb 512SSD, 2.6GHZ i7 from the 2013 February refresh for around $2366(after tax) with back to school sale. Total cost after selling my 2011 MBP, sold for $1500, was $866.

    Now I bought the 2013 Refresh, not 2012, specifically so that when I sold it, it can be listed as a 2013 model. For the people that don't look into specifications( like us), I figured it will more or less be valued on the year of release. rMBP by this point, is packaged and sold similar to a car model.

    I personally, won't be upgrading my refreshed 2013 rMBP until there is a minimum a 20-30% performance increase, and possible the release of IGZO or 4k retina displays, if that happens.

    I feel like the 13in is more of an upgrade than the 15 in. Whats your take?
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    So you decided not to upgrade your almost-new MBP for a brand new one? That took some balls.
     
  3. Mathias Denichi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im a bad ass like that sometimes.
     
  4. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    Most of on here are on 2010 or even 2008/2009 models... So no sympathy here.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    My experience is that many are on very new machines and just always buying and selling to get the latest.

    OP, good job making a decision one way or the other. If I were in your shoes I wouldn't have bothered either. It doesn't seem like you're suffering.
     
  6. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    Seriously. The thing isn't even a year old!
     
  7. vpro macrumors 65816

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    I agree totally. I'm still holding out a major upgrade with my late 2011 17"MBP she is still a beauty in her pristine state and blazing cool speeds. Kind of glad they discontinued the 17" line because there was no loss to those of us who have maxed out super upgraded those beasts because they are still productive and doing so well, all the kinks ironed right out.

    I fantasize that this shiny red fruity company might release a 17" MBP again down the road, it would just make sense as the retina technology kinks also get ironed out after a few more generations ^_^
     
  8. Mathias Denichi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was basically my thought, I typically prefer to buy the newest for resale value, plus its a hobby of mine. I've already seen a few people on here that actually did this exact upgrade, just stating why I didn't.
     
  9. Domdog31 macrumors regular

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    For $33 more than your $2366 I bought an edu store base 750m - why wouldn't you go that route?
     
  10. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    It's not much of a change, but if the loss isn't bad it could make sense.

    Otherwise, if your spending a lot, it's not a wise upgrade if just for the heck of it, or for some nonessential edge.
     
  11. Mathias Denichi, Oct 28, 2013
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    Because bought it about 5-6 months ago. That $33 is base price before taxes, so in reality its $200 more expensive, and wasn't around in May/June 2013 when I purchased mine.
     
  12. Ansah macrumors newbie

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    LOL. Late 2008 here, and still running great for the mostly light tasks I use it for, though if it were my only computer I would be definitely wanting to upgrade.
     
  13. exigentsky macrumors regular

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    How is this worth a thread? What if I posted a thread for everything I didn't upgrade too... car, stereo, chair, headphones etc. lol You'd have probably like 1000 new threads every year.
     
  14. Mathias Denichi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd ask the same question about your post.
     

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