2015 15" MBP Fans

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by puma1552, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. puma1552 Suspended

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    If you like 2015 models, Apple suddenly has numerous configurations up on the refurb site, right up through 2.8/1TB/dGPU models...get them while you can because they won't be up for long.
     
  2. markovchain macrumors member

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    I really like 2015 models. But considering the lame quality of Apple refurbished, I rather hold onto next year models than having the irritating inconvenience of replacments.

    don't you agree?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    No.
    I don't know what your possible experience might be, but personally, after purchasing about 10 different Apple refurbs (sometimes for other people/gifts/whatever) I have had no returns of refurbs. I DID return a new Mac, DOA, got a refund, bought an identical refurb, which had no problems, whatsoever. Still use that MacBook daily after 10 years, a 2008 Macbook4,1
     
  4. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    My experience with a refurb was less than stellar and I am currently on a brand new 2015 model that was just built in July, right at the end of the run before Apple discontinued this model. But, I understand my refurb experience may have been...poor and abnormal.
     
  5. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

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    Woooow Apple would do this after I had to swap in my 2015 for This 2018 but I live it still
     
  6. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Anyone have comments on a 2.2 vs 2.5 vs 2.8 purchase decision?

    (I have a 2.8 right now and trying to figure out how big of a deal it would be to step down as I'd like it cooler and less fan spinning)
     
  7. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

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    it would be hotter because it would have to work harder, what do you do on you mbp?
     
  8. Martius macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I wish I had a chance to buy one. Best configuration of Apple's best laptop. I have the base model, which is great, but you know = dedictated graphics & 1TB = <3

    I have never thought I would be actively seeking a 3 years old Apple laptop and willing to pay a premium price for it.
     
  9. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    I mainly use mine on its own for web dev, Excel and general use.
    I do dock it from time to time when I need to edit photos or do a simple video in FCPX (never 4k+ type stuff and not for work or anything).

    My only frustration with my 2.8 is that the fans go nuts when I plug in my 4k monitor and in another thread a gentleman who has a 2.8 and 2.5 both has indicated that the 2.5 runs much quieter and cooler.

    It makes me wonder if the 2.2 would also be just fine. For 90% of my usage I'm just on the machine itself doing normal light-med work tasks and it would seem the 2.2 might be perfect for me with cool, quiet and efficient operation.

    Off base?
    The benchmarks I can find don't seem to indicate a huge range of performance difference between any of the 3 options (2.2/2.5/2.8)
     
  10. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    For basic tasks my 2.2 is silent and temps are in the mid-30C range. Nice and cool.
     
  11. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Are there any times you find any UI lag in Mojave or doing anything in Apps?
    (just on internal screen)

    I guess - are there any times doing anything you feel the CPU might be holding something back?

    You mentioned basic tasks - are there some things you do that make the 2.2 spin way up?
     
  12. puma1552 thread starter Suspended

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    Nope.

    I don't do much but Chrome is a resource hog and it's fine, also I was running a 24"Cinema Display and it was still fine, and I do run the computer's resolution at the max 1920x1200...still silent and cool doing all that at the same time, with iTunes and Excel and a few browser tabs at the same time.
     

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