Yesterdays or Todays rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swish2351, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    Last week I ordered a 2.4GHz/8GB/256GB 13" rMBP WITH Apple Care included for $1399 (No tax or shipping) from Adorama

    Today I calculuated and I could get the 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB 13" rMBP WITH Apple Care included for $1673 (No tax or shipping) from Adorama

    Should I return my original rMBP and get the new one? I'm not sure what to do
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Unless you are running a benchmark tool, you will never be able to tell the difference with the CPU bump. I don't see the new one being worth almost $300 more at all.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You're asking to return the current machine that you spent 1399 so you can spend 1673? Unless I'm missing something, I'd say keep the machine that you spent less money on.
     
  4. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 200MHz speed bump worth of $274 to you?
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    So you question is if a 0.2Ghz speed change on a 13" rMBP is worth $274?

    On the new 2014 configurations released today. the 0.2GHz bump between a 2.6Ghz and 2.8Ghz CPU is only $100. The 0.2Ghz bump between a 2.8Ghz and a 3.0Ghz CPU is $200.


    Bottom line....$274 is a bit much for a 0.2Ghz speed bump.
     
  6. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    Even the numbers won't be off by much. I'm looking for good deals of the previous gen, but so far nothing really hot yet. Not sure whether to wait a few days or supply might run out.
     
  7. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely not, It's the same machine. the 0.2 bump in speed will not be noticeable at all. The deal you got was amazing, and still comes out cheaper than that model goes for in the refurb store after AC is figured in.

    For anyone that has not purchased yet, I would recommend a refurb. The 2013 2.4/8/256 model is $1189, essentially 310 less than the refreshed version, and it's the exact same machine except for a .02GHZ speed bump.
     
  8. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    There is absolutely nothing about that new one that justifies an extra ~$300.
     

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