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Topic # 150679 30-Jul-2014 15:13
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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.

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  Reply # 1098725 30-Jul-2014 17:38
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Fingers crossed for a Mac mini update too! A reference alegedly appeared on apple.com to a Mac mini Mid 2014. At last!

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  Reply # 1098770 30-Jul-2014 18:57
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Just in time.

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  Reply # 1098787 30-Jul-2014 19:51
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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.

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  Reply # 1098814 30-Jul-2014 21:02
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^If you factor in the SSD in the overall performance of the 13" it will probably exceed your i7 if it has spinning disks.

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  Reply # 1101163 3-Aug-2014 15:59
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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..... 





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  Reply # 1101166 3-Aug-2014 16:10
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Aaroona: Just still... not... quite.... sold..... 


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

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  Reply # 1101182 3-Aug-2014 16:31
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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. 

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  Reply # 1101287 3-Aug-2014 20:39
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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!





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  Reply # 1101307 3-Aug-2014 21:19
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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.

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  Reply # 1107264 12-Aug-2014 20:01
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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 :)

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  Reply # 1108732 14-Aug-2014 23:36
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I guess the broadwell based Macbook Pros wont get released till next year then?

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  Reply # 1108758 15-Aug-2014 00:14
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That would be my guess, since Apple wont want to put a Broadwell-M chip into a MBP because of the performance

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