Advice on Mid 2015 MacBook Pro Before Trading PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by testudoaubreii, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. testudoaubreii macrumors regular

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    Hello. I have a gaming rig that I haven't used that much and I would really like to get into the Mac ecosystem. I don't have the cash for one, but the rig I have is an i7 8700/GTX 1070/16GB RAM/256GB SSD, and an ASUS 23.8 IPS monitor.

    I have a guy that is willing to straight trade me for his Mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro Retina w/ i7 2.2 GHz/16GB RAM/256GB SSD with AppleCare.

    I will be using it for Photoshop/Illustrator/Dreamweaver and audio programs, most likely GarageBand. Oh, and media consumption.

    Would you all say that is a good trade? Is that model rMBP still good today?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
  2. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

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    There are 2 models, with integrated graphics and without. I think the one with integrated graphics will be a better option for the software that you intend to run. This model is SDD upgradable, I think that is a plus.
     
  3. testudoaubreii thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. This is what is has:
    Integrated Intel Iris 5200 Pro graphics processor with 128 MB of "Crystalwell" embedded DRAM
     
  4. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading a 2015 model SSD is not an easy option, I think the OP needs to be aware of that.
     
  5. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

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    ur rig is worth about 800-900, so if that 15 inch cost that much and you want a macbook it sounds like a fair trade.
     
  6. testudoaubreii thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. Yeah, it has been tough trying to sell my PC at a fair price, so I figured I was trying for a Mac anyway, so why not just trade?
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    If the MacBook Pro is in good condition, I think you'll be happy with it.
    The 2015's are excellent. I have one (a 13") and prefer it to the new ones!
     
  8. maxgts macrumors regular

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  9. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

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    i don't get the premise, isn't the ssd in 2015 u take off a screw and replace the ssd stick? its literally the easiest thing to upgrade in there, the only hard part is locating a suitable ssd replacement.
     
  10. erudyne macrumors newbie

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    I mean, let's be honest, it's literally the easiest drive upgrade for an MBP post 2012.
     
  11. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to backtrack here and admit I had some wrong notions about replacing a 2015 MBP SSD and now I know it would not be too challenging or risky, particularly if a genuine Apple part is sourced. If I've misled anyone it was certainly unintentional and I apologise.
     
  12. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

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    its ok we all make mistakes :apple:
     
  13. TokMok3 macrumors 6502a

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    Sir, you have a good perception of truth.

    Doing the upgrade with a genuine Apple part is a very simple task as others had mentioned, but with a third party part is more complicated as you had stated, but with a sense of curiosity and adventure and having precise instructions and the right third party parts is a moderate endeavor. So... you are not wrong either.
     

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