2015 MBP Owners....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fthree, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2015 15 inch maxed out MBP and absolutely still love it. Almost 3 years later and it is still going strong. Even tried a 2017 model and took it back because I couldn't justify the price and knew my 2015 was still able to perform very well. Anyone else have one and try the newer models and realize they didn't provide much more utility?
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

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    Yep!
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Still very happy with my 2015 MBP 15". But may get the 2018 15" or 13" as a second system depending upon the early buyer's reports on the keyboard and performance.
     
  4. itegypt macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for the 2015 and waiting to see if the 2018 model will offer anything better

     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    I, too, prefer the 2015 design over the 2016-17 re-design.

    A keyboard that works without breaking, USB ports that I don't need adapters for, and I still like the old MagSafe connector.

    I got mine in December 2016, so I won't need a "replacement" until 2022 or so.
    They ought to have come up with a better keyboard by then!
     
  6. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Yep… Went back to a 2015 also.

    I use a lot of the ports they took away (daily usage) and I really prefer the previous Keyboards feel and reliability, especially if typing for a long time
     
  7. Fthree thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    magsafe is literally one of the best things apple has created! hate they got rid of it
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    This is all laptops at the moment, if you bought one in the last 3-4 years then buying a new one will make little difference unless your dGPU is not cutting it. Just about the only thing worth upgrading for at the moment is graphics other than that it’s just not worth it for any like for like computer.
     
  9. leman macrumors G3

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    I had a 2015 model and upgraded to 2016 as soon as it came out. Around 20% more CPU performance and twice as fast GPU at a lower weight and better screen was utility enough :) But yes, the 2014/2015 machines are still very solid laptops, just not worth the money that is being asked in my opinion.
     
  10. Mr. Dee macrumors 68000

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    I'm planning to pick up a Early 2015 like my own for my brother soon. I was hoping the 2018 models would be out by March, but its likely not gonna happen. So, I will save some money and get the 2015 which still works great and will likely be working just the same in 2020.
     
  11. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    I've read all about the 2016/2017 problems with the keyboard etc and went to my apple store to buy the 2015 15" MacBook Pro and boy oh boy, not what I was expecting. The apple sales man started in on me about how I was wasting my money on an old machine and that I was crazy for buying it when the new one was out. I had to repeat "I'll take the 2015 model please" 3 times before he called the back to bring it out. Jeez, they must not be selling those new ones very well. The 2015 model I got is a dream, it has all the ports and great keyboard and is THIN ENOUGH for me.
     
  12. raqball, Feb 12, 2018
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    raqball macrumors 68000

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    This was me.. I recently was looking to pickup another MacBook Pro and seriously considered a 2015.. In the end I went with the 2017 with Apple Care + to alleviate my KB failure concerns.

    The 2015's are still a good choice but I just could not convince myself, no matter how hard I tried, to pay that much moola for a 3-year old machine.

    I don't dispute those who see the value in the 2015's but I was not one of them.
     
  13. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I think your point about being thin enough is key. The 2015 is a still much lighter than the pre-retina models. The CPU is little older but within 15% of the 2017. And it has magsafe, and a today USB-A connector are everywhere. It also has a SD card reader for photographers.

    I suspect the new design will mature over time and be much better. 2018 may bring a new set of CPUs and a more changes to the keyboard to improve reliability and hopefully key feel, and USB C peripherals are slowly appearing. So, at some point the current design will be mature enough to tempt me, but the 2017 is not there.
     
  14. uller6 macrumors regular

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    I have a maxed out 2013 15" MBP that's still going strong today! I see no need to replace it in the immediate future - it handles my mobile recording sessions with aplomb. I still get ~8 hours of battery life and see no signs of slowdown. My only wish is that I had the force touch trackpad of the 2015s, but that's really a minor complaint. This is hands down the best computer I've ever purchased in my life.
     
  15. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    Are you sure you didn't ask him for a replacement iPhone battery for your old 6 or 6s?
    :)
    --- Post Merged, Feb 12, 2018 ---
    I hear you on that...At the Apple Store I popped over to a MacBook Air for a moment and was instantly reminded how much I love the Force Touch Trackpads on the 2015's. I really really like to be able to click near the top it turns out.
     

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