03-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by loquay
if they do discontinue it, do you think it would be worth it to get it anyways, or just wait and get whatever they have to offer like a new macbook pro retina?
Thanks for the link Matt...MacRumors is a reasonably reputable site.
But still "when" is the key word.
I agree with chscag...I think that the 13" MacBook Pro (which is still reasonably user upgradeable) will be discontinued at some point (probably soon). This model is actually a "dinosaur" of sorts...since Apple is going in the "retina" & "non-upgradeable" direction.
This 13" MacBook Pro is the low-end model at the current time...and is a carry-over from previous generations.
If you REALLY like the idea of user upgradeability (ram & HD)...and you really don't NEED the speed solid state storage (can get MANY more gigs of storage for a cheaper price with a traditional rotating HD)...then this would certainly be the computer to buy. You're NOT ging to get this sort of upgradeability with any of the retina MacBook Pro's or the MacBook Air's.
But like I mentioned above. You could wait and see what Apple comes out with next launch (but I can almost guarantee you...that if the non-retina 13" MacBook Pro is NOT discontinued...it certainly won't receive any spec. upgrades).
So you can either:
- buy it now (new)
- wait until after the next launch (then buy it from Apple if it's still available)
- if it's not available AFTER the next launch from Apple...then buy it from another retailer (they will probably still be available there)
- or buy one now from the refurbished store...and save some dollars, pounds, pesos, euros, yen, renminbi, etc.!
- or buy one later from the Apple refurbished store.
Lots & lots of options!
p.s. Depending on what country you are in/from...you may have more or less refurbished choices.