2017 rMBP 15in worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BuCkDoG, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    So currently I am running an Early 2013 rMBP 15in with a 2.7 Quad Core i7 Ivy Bridge, 16GB RAM, 512 SATA SSD, and the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1GB VRAM card. This laptop has served me very well for the many years that I have owned it but I am in the market for a new computer. This 650M dates back to the 2011 MBP before the retina models were released and I did do some research on the Radeon Pro 560 (rebranded 460) card and it looks like it is a 3x increase roughly in all areas. The main concern I am worried about before pulling the trigger on purchasing is all of the issues with the keyboards sticking. Is it worth it to roll the dice and buy the new one or simply stick it out until this one dies and then be forced to buy one?
     
  2. Kaenon macrumors regular

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    I literally just picked up a late-2016 MBP 15" for $2,499.99.
    Original $2,799.99 with $200.00 Best Buy discount. Then $100.00 off additional for student deals coupon, bringing it to $2,499.99.

    Then I had $45 in certs and $350 in gift card bring my total to $2,300.00 after tax.

    For me, the original $300 off from Best Buy outweighed the updates from yesterday.
     
  3. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Congrats thats exactly what I would expect an old model to be worth even if the technical differences are neglidgable and 1 or 2 days after an annoucemnet
     
  4. Alphonsus macrumors member

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    I would say, if you have the money and need an update than go for it! There might not be another update or big update this Fall though.
     
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  6. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    definitely. its a massive upgrade from what you have.
     
  7. BuCkDoG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I seriously hope the keyboard issue is fixed otherwise I won't be buying it.
     
  8. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    The "keyboard issue" is online FUD and doesn't exist on mass-scale in the real world.
     
  9. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    It was a real issue and I experienced it myself. That being said it didn't crop up too often and I can't remember the last time I noticed it. However, I don't use my MBP daily or for long periods of typing, so that may simply be due to a lack of use on my part. I also have autocorrect on which minimizes my chance of noticing as well. For me, double characters from a single key press was not FUD.
     
  10. BuCkDoG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The only time I noticed it was when it got warm and I'm talking 70 celsius warm which is not warm at all. iStat would tell me 70 celsius CPU and like 72 GPU like when I was playing CS GO at 1080 p all low settings and the keys would stick. I would then quit the game ramp up SMC Fan Control to 6k fan speed for 10 seconds then back to auto and the keys would stop sticking. Repeating this process over and over yielded the same results.
     

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