2019 base MBP 13

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by galaxy6, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. galaxy6 macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I currently have a 2015 base MBA and as I'm off to university this September for Computer Science I'm thinking of buying the new 2019 base MBP. I should be fine with the 128GB storage, since right now I'm only using about half of my storage now - but I was reading whether I should upgrade to 16GB RAM as I might end up doing a lot of programming?

    As a side note - thinking of selling said 2015 base MBA 13 inch. What would you say is the best way of going about this? Through simple sites like music magpie (in the UK) they're offering £310. Is that a good price or could I get more? It's in pretty much perfect condition.

    Thanks!
     
  2. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend getting at least 256GB of storage just to future proof. You never know when you may need that extra storage. Also, getting 16GB of ram is another great way to ensure the longevity of your Mac.

    As far as selling your old one, I would recommend listing it on eBay and selling it for the average eBay sale price for that particular model.

    Good luck!
     
  3. galaxy6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, thanks for the reply. I went into my local apple reseller and they were offering an ex-demo 2017 base MBP 2.3GHz dual core (without touch bar) for £879. Would you say this is a good deal?
     
  4. theapplehead macrumors 6502

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    I would stay away from the 2016-2017 models due to the high amount of issues with those models such as the first gen butterfly keyboard, flex cable issues, and the T2 chip kernel panic issues.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Definitely 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. You might want to fool around with VM's, Linux, &c if you are doing Computer Science. There is a big performance difference between the 2017 and 2019 base MBP.

    I'd sell locally for cash through an app like Letgo. That way you can meet a buyer with some ratings. Meeting at some public place like Starbucks.
     
  6. ApplesandOranges macrumors regular

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    The 2017 does not have the T2.

    These Mac computers have the Apple T2 Security Chip:

     

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