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[Costco] Warm? MacBook Pro 13” 1.4Ghz with Touch Bar, Apple Care $1699.99

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[Costco] Warm? MacBook Pro 13” 1.4Ghz with Touch Bar, Apple Care $1699.99

Original thread on this MBP landing at Costco, including Apple Care
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Just saw it on sale today. For those actually looking for or wanting a MBP, not a bad deal. Gets close to the $999 Costco USA deal for those who don’t live close to the border.

Hoping this won’t turn into a PC vs Mac or a Mac hating threat lol
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Is the USA applecare + valid here?
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Horrible deal. This is a trash computer with trash keyboard and 8gb RAM/128gb SSD non-upgradeable. You can almost get a X1E Gen 2 with OLED for these prices, AND it's fully upgradeable. Or more comparably, an X1 Carbon gen 7 with better CPU and upgradeable SSD.

If you actually need a Mac OS computer in this price range, wait for 2020 version which is supposed to be 14" and has the updated keyboard.

Seriously 128gb non-upgradeable SSD in 2019 wtf is this?
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eorsgg wrote:
Seriously 128gb non-upgradeable SSD in 2019 wtf is this?
Yeah, Apple should take its cues from you. I'm sure they have a lot to learn, being new to the personal and enterprise computer industries.
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eorsgg wrote: Horrible deal. This is a trash computer with trash keyboard and 8gb RAM/128gb SSD non-upgradeable. You can almost get a X1E Gen 2 with OLED for these prices, AND it's fully upgradeable. Or more comparably, an X1 Carbon gen 7 with better CPU and upgradeable SSD.

If you actually need a Mac OS computer in this price range, wait for 2020 version which is supposed to be 14" and has the updated keyboard.

Seriously 128gb non-upgradeable SSD in 2019 wtf is this?
I'm typing this on a non-upgradable 2016 Macbook Pro with 256GB / 8GB / integrated GPU. There's nothing PRO about this computer in 2016, and certainly not in 2019, other than the fact it runs OSX. However, I've been experiencing crashes in Catalina and even switched to Windows 10 for a while just so I could get work done.
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Not bad for someone who needs a MacOs portable system I guess. Those who have a tight budget but would like to protect their investment for 2 extra years with apple care should find this interesting, but not necessarily lava hot. So warm would be right adjective here OP. Thanks for posting.
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$1,700 for a quad core lol, one of the most valuable companies in the world because of their greed. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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As much as I find those machines overpriced and unimpressive in terms of pure hardware specs, the reality is that for every day use they are way more fluid, and they last longer than the competition. I guess it all boils down to having to optimize the os for a small number of machines. My previous laptop, a mid range MacBook air, lasted me 8 years until I felt I needed to get a new one. My current xps 13 is three years old and I'm thinking of changing it soon. And it was not much cheaper. Depressing.
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I purchased the $999 deal from costco US. A friend visiting Canada for xmas is going to bring it with him.

Excited yet concerned about 128 ssd. May be cloud it is!
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This is the ideal configuration for the Starbucks camper. You can spend all day Netflix chilling on the free-wifi. No need for more than 128 and 8GB.
RFD is not just about saving money, it's about the thrill of the hunt and getting the stuff I want without paying full price like Joe Shmoe did.
This applies to everyday items as well as high end items that I don't really need.
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As much as I love my 2015 MacBook Pro, 128gb is a bummer. Especially when system files are 65 Gb
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YasirAli wrote: As much as I love my 2015 MacBook Pro, 128gb is a bummer. Especially when system files are 65 Gb
It's "only" 39 GB on mine (2018 MBP), but I do agree that 128 GB is too low for anything mildly serious.
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OMCA2013 wrote: Yeah, Apple should take its cues from you. I'm sure they have a lot to learn, being new to the personal and enterprise computer industries.
He's right though...this deal is cold. I have a MacBook, 2015 version and I like it but I will never say that any Mac deal is a hot deal. If I wasn't forced to buy one for school/work purposes, I'd never have bought one. Putting that aside, the specs on this machine for the price is utter rubbish. Though that's expected of apple so I'm not going to judge on that point alone. What I will say though is that at MINIMUM, you should at least be given a 15 inch screen. A 13 inch MacBook is just not enough.

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