Would you buy a Late 2013 rMBP refurb now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AndyR, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    About to purchase a rMBP after selling my 2011 model last year and being windows based since then, and want to go back :) I dont buy new as always brought refurbs as I dont need the latest, nor can afford it.

    In NZ they have a Late 2013 15" rMBP/16/512/750m which is perfect for me and its $1500NZ cheaper than the current top 15", and performance doesn't seem that much for beneficial for what I do.

    But is it crazy to buy one now? I dont plan on upgrading to a new model as I only do light gaming occasionally and the specs are fine for me and I love the form factor and design of the current one.
     
  2. duervo macrumors 68000

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    I would go with one without the dedicated graphics chip in it if I were to buy right now, because the failure rate on those is just too high for me to honestly recommend it to anyone.
     
  3. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thx. Would prefer the dgpu due to options of lighter gaming as I plan to keep it s while and was t aware of the 750m having issues so will take a look at that thanks. Had issues with my 2011 mbp so keen to not do that again :)
     
  4. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Yes I would. 2013 is the year that they did the haswell upgrade. Compared to a 2012 it added many hours of battery life. Each year since then have been small iterations IMO. This year will probably see a big change and new form factor, but if you are on a budget you cannot go wrong.
     
  5. mountain macrumors 6502

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    Can you find a used market? It's prob will save you a few hundreds.
     
  6. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The used market here in NZ seems to be same similar price to refurb so would prefer that for he extra warranty.
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Seems like you have the right data to make an informed decision. If you're fine taking the risk with the dGPU, then go for it, because it is a decent price, and will have the 1 year Apple warranty (and you can get AppleCare during that 1 year to extend it to 3 years.)
     

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