2015 MacBook 1.1GHz Space Gray for $700?

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  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for a laptop to bring around and a friend of mines is selling his for $700.

    It's the 2015 model with 1.1GHz/256GB, about 30 cycles of battery, and zero scratches/dents.
    Comes w/everything including box and was purchased this past June, so there is still warranty.

    Price wise, is $700 a good price for a 2015 model?
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Yes, it's a good price. You're probably not going to find a better deal. But, make sure you're happy with the performance, as that's the lowest end rMB ever made.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Like stated above, great price, but make sure you're okay with its performance!
     
  4. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I have base 12" 2015 and got 10% off when it came out,

    was worth it / continues to be, ymmv.
     
  5. kazmac macrumors 601

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  6. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

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    Very good price if it's in good condition. I paid $929 for mine for an Apple reburb in May.
     
  7. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I heard the thermal throttling on the 2015 is pretty heavy compared to the new architecture of the 2016 CPUs. Can anybody confirm this?
     
  8. evec macrumors regular

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    I have a reburb get it cheap 2015 5Y-31 purchased July and it accuracy manufacturing June, and a M5 2016 purchased May,
    5Y31 can run at continuous around 1.8-2.0Ghz and 6Y-54 can run at continuous around 2.2Ghz,
    I thing no difficult between two, mostly M5 fast about 10-15% when intensity, but mostly web browsing is hardly feeling the difficult between two.

    But some people feeling the 2016 is much much faster that 2015 one, as i don't feel so much so.
     
  9. SSD-GUY, Nov 3, 2016
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    SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    User of a base 2015 rMB here. Battery life is excellent when doing normal stuff like browsing, looking at lectures and open word file. Yes the 2016 model is an improvement, but I've only seen 10/20% improvements.

    You have to remember, this isn't a high end gaming machine, so a 10% difference probably equates to you getting 2 or 3 more fps or something in a game.

    P.S I would go for the brand new $799 purely due to AppleCare. $99 dollars for a year of warranty is good, and you can extend it for another 2 years.
     
  10. kb3tzt macrumors member

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    if you look around, like i did, i got the 2015 rmb with 512 ssd for 849. factory sealed at a local b&m store. they wanted them gone. so it came home..lol. as for thermal throttling,, i put mine through a stress test for 2 hours and it stayed at max cpu with out slowing down at all.
     
  11. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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    It's a great deal. I got mine for $750 and extremely happy with it!!
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    whats the b&m store if you don't mind me inquiring? great deal,

    someone who doesn't need the storage though, I'd say the 700 is a sweeter one.
     
  13. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Good question haha I wanna know as well

    B&H has the 2015 512 go one for $1099.
     
  14. kb3tzt macrumors member

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    my local Micro Center had them for 849. i checked the stores website and found that price.
     

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