Bought RMBP 2016 15inch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xSyao, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. xSyao macrumors newbie

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    Uh Dunno if this is the right place to post but I have some questions, concerns, etc

    Just pre-ordered a Base 15 inch rmbp 2016 Space Grey from BB that is said to deliver on Nov 16 (prays)

    Wondering If I'm going to regret my purchase, coming from a 2013 rmbp 13 inch wanted to get a 2016 13 w/o bar but parents helped me so I was able to purchase a base 15 as a graduation gift sorta.

    Thing is:

    Can the base model last me 3 years similar to my 2013 rmbp, reason why because I wanted the 16gb ram and my old mbp just hit the bucket and it ran out of Apple care so call me impatient I guess.

    My usage is photo editing, web browsing, pdf viewing, lots of tabbing with research papers and stuffs.
    Gaming on things like Civ 6 (wondering if the base 450 can run this game fine)

    Also with the lack of ports any good recommendations for a speck shell case or a sleeve for this particular model and adapters I should get that have an sd card reader.
     
  2. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the base 15 inch can easily last more than 3 years for your uses. Not sure about the Civ 6 game though
     
  3. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    I can last 10 years if you know how to look after your stuff... Many folks have working 2008 MBPs still.
     
  4. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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  5. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    In your use case, might take 6-8 years before you even "feel" performance degradation. The only thing to look out for is the 15" have had a history of sometimes having issues with the discrete graphics. With AppleCare and a good Credit Card with extended warranty coverage, that can cover you to year 4 or 5.

    Civ VI shouldn't be an issue, I believe there was a test done on the 13" base MBP that was available at the time, basically, it worked, but wasn't great. I think they mentioned something like about 15-20 Frames per second. The discrete graphics 450 is way better than the Iris 540, so you should be decent.
     

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