Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




658 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


Topic # 150679 30-Jul-2014 15:13
Send private message

Faster (still Haswell) CPUs, double the RAM (but not SSD size), and a slight price drop on the odd model.

No Broadwell CPUs, but nice to have more bang-for-buck nonetheless.

Previous gen MBPs on reduced pricing in refurbished section as usual.

The non-retina MBP appears to have dropped $200 - I guess they'll keep it around until the next (2015) refresh, before dropping it completely.

Create new topic
1157 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted

  Reply # 1098725 30-Jul-2014 17:38
Send private message

Fingers crossed for a Mac mini update too! A reference alegedly appeared on apple.com to a Mac mini Mid 2014. At last!

Cheers,
Joseph

4181 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 662

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1098770 30-Jul-2014 18:57
Send private message

Just in time.

 
 
 
 


3788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 592

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1098787 30-Jul-2014 19:51
Send private message

I'm looking forward to eventually moving to solid state storage and retina display, but at this stage it looks like the performance of the 13" models still falls short of my two year old machine with 2.9 GHz i7.

4181 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 662

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1098814 30-Jul-2014 21:02
One person supports this post
Send private message

^If you factor in the SSD in the overall performance of the 13" it will probably exceed your i7 if it has spinning disks.

2849 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79


  Reply # 1101163 3-Aug-2014 15:59
Send private message

Hmm, it is rather enticing to see the refresh also sporting a slightly lower price tag... I'm almost convinced to run out and get the MBP 15" to replace my desktop. Just still... not... quite.... sold..... 





4181 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 662

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1101166 3-Aug-2014 16:10
Send private message

Aaroona: Just still... not... quite.... sold..... 


MBP + External 4K Monitor = pretty darn awesome desktop setup that you can unplug and take with you anywhere :)

2085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 623

Subscriber

  Reply # 1101182 3-Aug-2014 16:31
Send private message

I was going to buy the base 15" but for another $100 I think a referb with 512GB SSD & The second graphics card is a better deal so have ordered that. 

2849 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79


  Reply # 1101287 3-Aug-2014 20:39
Send private message

lxsw20: I was going to buy the base 15" but for another $100 I think a referb with 512GB SSD & The second graphics card is a better deal so have ordered that. 


How 'used' are the batteries, does anyone know?




gehenna:
Aaroona: Just still... not... quite.... sold..... 


MBP + External 4K Monitor = pretty darn awesome desktop setup that you can unplug and take with you anywhere :)


That does sound good, but I was looking at going for the top end MBP for 3.5k.. dunno if I could justify another $800+ monitor on that :P

Although, I do have a couple of 24"'s that I am using now, so wouldn't be so bad. 


Hmm... this year may get costly!





2085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 623

Subscriber

  Reply # 1101307 3-Aug-2014 21:19
Send private message

Any consumable is replaced, they pretty much reuse the SSD, and system board (inc RAM, CPU etc), and you can put Apple Care on them.

13 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1107264 12-Aug-2014 20:01
Send private message

lxsw20: I was going to buy the base 15" but for another $100 I think a referb with 512GB SSD & The second graphics card is a better deal so have ordered that. 


Have you considered the base 15" refurbished model for NZ$2,119? 
Also look out for 10% off discount from retailers like Dick Smith :)

191 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1108732 14-Aug-2014 23:36
Send private message

I guess the broadwell based Macbook Pros wont get released till next year then?

4937 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1108758 15-Aug-2014 00:14
Send private message

That would be my guess, since Apple wont want to put a Broadwell-M chip into a MBP because of the performance

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.