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MacBook Pro - 13.3" $400 off, 15.4" $700 off

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[Best Buy] MacBook Pro - 13.3" $400 off, 15.4" $700 off

Not sure why no one mentioned about this. Personally I think it is a good (may not be hot enough) deal as the prices are almost the same as the refurbished.

If it is a duplicated posting, let me know and I will remove it.
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Are these the exploding ones that were banned from planes? Lol
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wrecker wrote: Not sure why no one mentioned about this. Personally I think it is a good (may not be hot enough) deal as the prices are almost the same as the refurbished.
Because it's not a good deal.

$999 for a 5th generation processor and a 1440x900 display.

vs.

$1,129 for an Apple refurbished 8th generation processor and 2560x1600 display.
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neonic wrote: You probably gonna get downvoted a lot, partly because of "apple haters", and partly because it still a $2K laptop after discount.

Also, I'd suggesting adding the price in title, not the $off.
downvotes aren't from apple haters, downvote because the deals just aren't good.
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Regardless of how you might feel about Apple, those are still grossly overpriced for the hardware you get. $2000 (post-sale price) for the 13" has the bare minimum spec (i5/256/8GB) doesn't even get you discrete graphics. That is a $600-700 spec elsewhere. The 15" prices are just nuts.

Not a good deal, Apple fan or not.
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I really want to replace my old 2012 MacBook to a model that will support a 4K external monitor. What's stopping me is the outrageous price for upgraded RAM and storage in these devices. $240 for 8GB more of RAM? Screw you Apple. I'm willing to pay an Apple tax, but that's absurd.
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CanadaCPU wrote: Regardless of how you might feel about Apple, those are still grossly overpriced for the hardware you get. $2000 (post-sale price) for the 13" has the bare minimum spec (i5/256/8GB) doesn't even get you discrete graphics. That is a $600-700 spec elsewhere. The 15" prices are just nuts.

Not a good deal, Apple fan or not.
No good deals in Mac land these days, except perhaps the mini. But even that has soldered storage and the upgrade price is outrageous.

Mac OS is worth extra IMO, but within reason.
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I'd rather buy a refurb MBP. Virtually brand new machine but decent discount.
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I have a TB Macbook Pro I bought when it came out 2 years ago and I am amazed how Apple keep the value artificially high on these things year after year.

I run both Mac and Windows (domain) on it and it's does well, but not worth the premium spent IMO.
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Refirb 2018 Air's at around $1129 are a much better buy than the old spec Air's.
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but who cares if apple screw people with outdated hardware, you got to pay if you want to be part of the apple "family"
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I bought the last gen air (2017 model, less than a year old) for $650 off Kijiji. Still has warranty. But that's just me, I'm too cheap to buy new, and I wanted to stay on a budget.

However, if I was to go for a new MacBook Air, I'd jump on the $1,129 Newest Gen, even though it's a refurb, rather than spend $1,000 on a "2017" model or spend $1,350 for the latest in a brand new box.

I came to this thread thinking the new gen Airs were $400 off or even the 2017 ones, which would've been decent. But these sales are just your "Average Joe" kind of prices. Eh, hopefully come closer to the labour day weekend there will be better ones.
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Apple and "reasonable" never belong in the same sentence.
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CanadaCPU wrote: . $2000 (post-sale price) for the 13" has the bare minimum spec (i5/256/8GB) doesn't even get you discrete graphics. That is a $600-700 spec elsewhere. The 15" prices are just nuts.
dell-inspiron-14-5000-i5-8-256gb-fhd-ip ... s-2305700/

Technically $500 but you get an inferior screen, but the rest of the specs are close enough.
OS war aside, it's a pretty tough sell to argue that the screen and the rest of the notebook is worth literally 4x the "expensive" bits.
I get a MacBook is definitely better than a cheap Inspiron, but is it worth $1500 for that privilege?
Some say yes. I say no.
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Windows ultra book like MacBook Air isn't cheap, and price is over 1000,
If you want to spend 1000 on laptop, MacBook Air is first choice, apple has best hardware quality,

Ssd in MacBook is easy to upgrade, buy a adapter, put in a normal M2 ssd with adapter,
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I wouldn't compare an Inspiron with a Macbook Pro. Even Dell's own XPS 13 with "similar specs" is at least 1500$ with a lower resolution screen.

I do agree that refurbished is the way to go: 20$ cheaper!
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Decent price for the MBP. But I'll always recommend to get your Apple products in the US, if possible. I was able to get the same MBP 13" for $1,830 CAD after taxes (Equivalent), and this was back in April.
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I have a 13" Macbook Pro (late 2013). In the same time period my buddy is on his second laptop and already thinking about replacing it..

Even though I want to give windows 10 a shot I'll probably get another macbook in 2-5 years and just run Win10 using bootcamp.

TL/DR Macbooks are worth the price premium.

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