£500 saving 2018 vs 2019

NStocks

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I'm looking to purchase the higher end 2019 MBP and after looking around I can save around £500 if I opt for the 2018 high end MBP. Both options include 2 year accidental warranty.

I understand the 2019 model has an upgraded keyboard, but I presume under the keyboard program, Apple will replace the entire keyboard to the 2019 spec? (any details on if this is true? should I just wait to see if I need to replace the keyboard anyway?)

The other change is a fairly minor spec update, as far as I know.

I use my Mac for fairly demanding programs, CAD, 3D modelling and sometimes renderings, a lot of work on a train. I'm replacing a 2015 MBP. I need 512GB which is only upgradable at Apple, so this is why the higher end is the choice and is available cheaper than apple sells it for, including EDU discount (but warranty drops from three years to two year)
 
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jav6454

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There are under the hood changes in chipset. If you are going to use it professionally, my recommendation is to always get the best hardware you can buy. Remember, laptops are not desktops and can't be upgraded. Hence, to make them last longer, it's best to get better spec'd (albeit higher priced) when and if possible.

Also,which MBP size are you looking for? 13" or 15"?
 

NStocks

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There are under the hood changes in chipset. If you are going to use it professionally, my recommendation is to always get the best hardware you can buy. Remember, laptops are not desktops and can't be upgraded. Hence, to make them last longer, it's best to get better spec'd (albeit higher priced) when and if possible.

Also,which MBP size are you looking for? 13" or 15"?
I’m looking at the 15”. The 13” is a little too small and for the price difference between the two, there’s a heck of a lot more power.
 

jav6454

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Then go with the newer 2019 based machines. No keyboard issues thus far is a huge plus. Not to mention the better specs for the cash. Like I said earlier, with Apple laptops, it's always best to get the highest specs you can afford.
 
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NStocks

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Still on the fence for 256GB vs 512GB... There's a £350 price difference, unless I go custom with Apple which means there is a £80 price difference between the based 15" and 512GB vs the higher end unit without customisation..

All of my own data is on iCloud and work dropbox is all smart sync so it's unlikely I'd surpass 150GB data... If it does come to needing more storage, I can change dropbox to 'online only' with the click of a button...

£2355 vs £2710...