Best Buy Discounts Entry-Level 15-Inch MacBook Pro to $1,499 in One-Day Sale

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Best Buy currently has a limited-time sale hitting the 15-inch MacBook Pro from mid 2015, with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 256GB flash storage. Under the sale, those interested can get this model for $1,499.99, priced originally at $1,999.99. Students and parents of students can knock the price down an additional $50 to $1,449.99.

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    Although it's three years old at this point, Apple still sells this configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro as an entry-level option for those customers not interested in the more recent additions to MacBook Pro models, like the Touch Bar and Touch ID. Best Buy's discount is also $200 cheaper than it's ever been before in our tracking, and the deal will last today only.

    Best Buy's sale on the 2017 MacBook Pro models is still going on as well, with savings of up to $200 or more. Prices start at $1,149.99 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 128GB HD), or as low as $1,099.99 with Student Deals.

    In a separate one-day-only sale, Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day for today is also focused on MacBooks from 2015. Sold by Woot, these are certified refurbished models of the original 12-inch MacBook that Apple introduced in early 2015, with prices starting at $779.99 (1.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB HD) and rising to $969.99 (1.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD).

    Below is a quick rundown of other sales currently happening on Amazon:
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    [*]Anker PowerLine+ II Lightning to USB 3.0 Cable (all colors) - $12.99 with code ANKER453, down from $17.99 (exp. 4/30)
    [*]Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft, all colors) - $12.59 with code ANKER823, down from $17.99 (exp. 4/30)
    For more details on the latest sales -- today including Apple Watch Series 1 for as low as $150 at Walmart -- head over to our full Deals Roundup.

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  2. HailstormX macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2012
    Tempting but... it doesn't have dedicated graphics.... Other wise I might consider it. Shame a 2018 spec of this style isn't available.
  3. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
  4. MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012

    Still better than the 2017 models.
  5. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
  6. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
    Absolutely overpriced even with discount.
  7. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    Damn, I'd jump on it if had 1 TB hdd for a little bit higher price. 256 is just way too small.
  8. topgunn macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2004
    • USB A Ports
    • HDMI
    • SD Card reader
    • MagSafe
    • Keyboard that doesn't sound like I am angry typing all the time
    • Physical escape key
    • Physical buttons for volume and brightness
    • The Apple logo lights up
  9. adamjackson macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    I miss ALL of these features. Great summary of why I haven't upgraded my MBP soon.
  10. 370zulu macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2014
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    My 2015 15” quad i7 is still kicking ass daily. Everything I throw at it, it handles smoothly. I have no need for a touch bar or USB C and dongles. The battery still holds a fantastic charge. The keyboard keystroke is rock solid and deliberate. Not sure what else I really NEED. It has been the very best MacBook Pro I have ever owned.
  11. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Magsafe and HDMI are cool, but I don't miss any of the rest of this. And even in the case of Magsafe and HDMI, I'm over it.
  12. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    No kidding. I regularly hear one of my co-workers - a Linux sysadmin - rant about this whenever he has to do anything from the work-provided 2017 MacBook Pro he's got.

    Meanwhile, I'm hoping my 2015 13" MacBook Pro lasts a long, long time. It's the best laptop Apple ever made, in my opinion.
  13. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Or, since the computer is 3 years old anyways, why not avoid the instant deprecation and just buy it used? I see several listings on ebay currently hovering around $300-1000 as the current bid, or here's one that's Buy It Now for $1150.

    Or if used isn't for you, there's also refurbished. Seems to be $1300 with a three year warranty.
  14. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    No Space Grey option. ;)
  15. spaceywilly macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    I was in the market for a mid 2015 for a long time because I thought the same thing. Couldn't find a good deal on one so I finally bit the bullet and got a 2017 and I don't regret it at all. It's much lighter and thinner, and I bought a single USB C hub that does charging, HDMI, USB 3.0 and ethernet. Just one cable to plug in and everything works. Plus I got a cheap travel charger on Amazon, and I can also use that to charge my Switch. I wouldn't go back to the old style.
  16. dannynjoni macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2010
    I do t know about all of this. But Batman would own the Space Gray 2017 MacBook Pro.

    End of argument.
  17. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    i think it's not so much that it's outdated. it's more like man, that's not a good price at this point IMO
  18. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA

    No ability to hook up an eGPU. Ergo not worth buying.
  19. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    I'd take that over a newer one for sure.
  20. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014
    Doesn’t have a lit up logo. Do I need to say more ;)

    I’m happy with my 2015 MBP quad i7. Once the i9 models are out I’ll pay attention again.
  21. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    It sure is. A spec of dust won't destroy the keyboard on this one.
  22. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    I agree with you, spaceywilly. The mid 2015 Pro is outdated.
  23. Mackinjosh macrumors 65816

    Aug 21, 2014
    It may be outdated (it actually isn't) but at least at one point it was awesome. Something the current models of MBP will never be accused of being with their awful battery life, horrendous keyboard issues, lack of ports etc etc When the answer to a machine's problem is constantly "I just bought X to address that!" you've got a bad computer.
  24. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    Sorry, USB-C'd Thunderbolt is the answer to pretty much every question. Having one cable to what amounts to a breakout box is a fantastic solution. Way nicer than having to plug a pile of cables into the laptop itself.

    Then there's the fact that only Thunderbolt allows for eGPUs.
  25. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I find it interesting that Best Buy is having all these sales - almost as if they are trying to significantly reduce their Apple inventor - or they know how soon new models are coming out and they need to get rid of older stuff.
    Although Best Buy doesn't get 'criticized" for this - you may note that they add .99 cents (sometimes .98) to Apple list prices - not enough for someone to complain about but must add up to huge additional profits over a year.

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