Apple refurb MBP 15" 2016 worth to buy?

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  1. Ojbk macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Looking for a MBP replacement for a very long time. Tried the 13", it felt too small to me. The 13" MBP is powerful enough, but, I would like a 15" which has bigger screen. I came across a 2016 Refub MBP 15" with 450 GPU on Apple website. I understand the 2017 model is slightly better in terms of CPU/GPU power. My question is how is about the reliability between 2016 model and 2017. Same? Depends on luck? Maybe refurb 2016 MBP will have the 2017 keyboard?

    Cheers
     
  2. Naimfan Suspended

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    Perhaps order a 2016 from B&H Photo? They were including Applecare on a number of 2016 models.
     
  3. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Isn’t the price difference between the two negligible? I just took a look and the only 2016 15” is $3300.00. The base model 2017, which would work wonderfully for you is $2039.00, about 400 off retail.

    As far as the 2017 keyboard in a 2016 refurb, the answer is “maybe”. My 2017 13” refurb has a date of 10/2017, whereas my 2017 15” has a date of 03/2017... it just all depends on how long it sits on the shelf at the warehouse.
     
  4. Ojbk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your replies!

    Sorry to mention, I am in Australia. The Refurb one is A$2600, and the base 15" in Australia A$3500. Almost A$1000 saving. But, I am very worry about the reliability of these 2016 machines.
     
  5. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Look at it this way, if you want a new machine, either 2016 or 2017, you will warranty, and the option to buy AppleCare should you choose to. Personally, I haven’t had any issues with keyboards in the refurb machines.
     
  6. exogeneity macrumors member

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    There’s AppleCare! Buy it! :)
     
  7. Ojbk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys! I think I would go with the refurb and add AppleCare +, it will still be cheaper than current model.
     
  8. doitdada macrumors 6502a

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    Since they are moving to ARM in 2020, I think the 2016 MBP may be the last and best opportunity to jump on the Intel train...or simply wait another couple of years :)

    Who cares about six cores on Intel, if they are going to abandon Intel altogether in a couple of years?
     

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