2015 MacBook Pro 15" i7

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  1. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    So, I picked up one of these yesterday when it was on sale at Best Buy for $1750. I had the 13" rMBP from 2015 (base model) before, and I managed to sell it for $700. :p


    So, would this laptop be good for a few years down the road for everyday tasks, and then some light video editing? I'd need it for about 3 -4 years at least. I just want to make sure that I got the best value for my $ yesterday.
     

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yeah, that old girl will chew through anything you need it to over the next 4 years. It's leaps and bounds above the 13" when it comes to horsepower. You've made a really excellent choice and I don't think you'll be disappointed. :)
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    Apple has the same computer as refurb for $50 less ;) But in terms for value for money (if Apple is the only option), yes, its a good deal. Maybe if you could find a 2016 model for $1800, it would have been a better deal, but who cares.

    Will the laptop offer sufficient performance for next 3-4 years? Sure.
     
  4. ajay96 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok, cool thanks! I was looking at the newer MacBook Pro 15" laptops, but I'm not a huge fan of the touchbar, and still prefer the older ports.

    Yeah, haha. I saw the refurbished model, but for the extra $50, I just went with the new one. I kinda prefer Macs as I got used to them, and I use them at work now too.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Nothing wrong with that deal.
    That will be a workhorse for years to come.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    It sounds work fine. The deal looks pretty good. I paid about $2100 for a new 15" with 512 GB a year ago
     
  7. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Barring battery replacements that should last you way more than 4 years. And since it's a 2015 you can upgrade the SSD down the line if you want.
     
  8. ajay96 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys!

    @ApolloBoy, yeah i'll expect that down the road, but i guess it depends on my usage.
     
  9. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Upgrading the SSD is a pain and expensive. The only real option is a used or excess SSD from a repair shop via eBay because of Apple's proprietary SSD scheme. OWC has reverse engineered a solution, but the performance is 50% of the Apple 2015 part.
     
  10. Patcell macrumors 6502

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    I'd say that you made a good choice! The 15" is leagues ahead of the 13" (quad-core vs. dual-core CPUs); the Iris Pro 5200 is pretty impressive for an integrated GPU also. Congrats and enjoy!
     
  11. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it just like replacing an M.2 drive though? It's just taking the bottom off and then undoing a single screw inside to get the SSD out.
     
  12. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I bought the same computer at Best Buy yesterday but I was actually upgrading from a 2016 13" MacBook Pro (no touch bar). So far I really like the bigger screen a lot better and it seems less stressed when I have more programs open.
     
  13. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    $700 for the 13 inch MBP 2015 sounds like you sold it at a significant lost though. I have the Early 2015 MBP 13 (see my sig). I am sure if you kept in good condition, you probably could have sold it for at least grand to $1,100.
     
  14. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    No they are connected using a proprietary connector and so they are very tough to replace OWC do a terrible version that can be used at sata speeds without TRIM other than that its used from other apple machines only.
     
  15. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    I know, but I meant that if you wanted to replace it, it's really no different than replacing an M.2 drive.
     
  16. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Its completely different only OWC make third party replacements its not a standard M.2 connector and nothing else will work but the original apple part or the OWC terrible replacement and nothing will be cheaper than just configuring what you want when you buy. Its that simple it can be done, it is almost never worth it, buy a refurb with the storage you need at point of buying.
     

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