Bought the 15" rMBP a while ago. Regrets?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drewjonn, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. drewjonn macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
    From what I've heard, this would be the first time they do a re-design to MBP and MBA after few generations, and if they would look thinner and offer more colors like the 12" rMB, then this would be a huge regret for me. and this rMBP I just bought around 5 months ago would just be the last of the design so far. I'd argue that this might be the biggest upgrade they've ever done to the MBP line.

    Should I sell it and spend more for the new model?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I think you're placing aesthetics over function. A computer's a tool.

    Unless it doesn't do what you need it to do, I don't see a reason to upgrade.
  3. drewjonn thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
    Spec upgrades such as Skylake are also coming with it. Well, everybody is different, and I might have got myself the Dell XPS15 or any ugly Windows notebook if it's solely about the function.

    I mean, most people pay more for Macs because look is a major consideration, right?
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    That's correct.
  5. ceparker27 macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2015
    Honestly, it really depends on your needs. Are you anticipating a need to use USB type C or Thunderbolt 3 immediately? Can you live with buying adapters for your old USB ports if that's the case? Does the OLED bar seem intriguing, not gimmicky to you? If so, then maybe it's worth it. But honestly, the model you have is a solid machine. I've had mine for 7 months now. Best tech decision I ever made. Only real complaint I have is that the AMD GPU gets pretty hot under load. So really it's up to you. The 2015 is a guaranteed great machine. The 2016 will probably awesome too.
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    ...until the dGPU fails.
  7. charlyee, Jun 11, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 12, 2016

    charlyee macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2011
    I bought the same model as you recently with the intention of exchanging it with the "new and improved" version if it happens.

    So far I haven't heard anything that is appealing for me and the more I have used my 2015, the more I like it.

    So like others have said, it is strictly a personal decision.

    Hi, could you please explain this. Is there a history of the dGPU failing in the the 2015 rMBA ?
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I bought it for the software that runs on it, looks don't matter to me. To each his own.
  9. Queen6, Jun 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2016

    Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    We will all find out in 2-3 years, equally Apple`s track record with MBP & dGPU is tragic at best. Just search the forum, it`s pretty evident, here`s a good place as any

    Personally I won't but another portable Mac with dGPU as Apple places far to much emphasis on form over function, nor does this failure mechanism raise it`s head early the systems life. Add in how Apple deals with mass failure of their product. I just don't need the hassle on an allegedly premium product.

  10. Patron_Saint Suspended

    Jun 10, 2016
    The alleged 2016 model doesn't appeal to me. I don't want to be forced to use a pile of adapters for accessories I need, and the OLED bar strikes me as a stupid gimmick. Not only that, but the sky lake boost will be fairly minimal, and any energy gain will be negated by the ever-driving need for Apple to make things thinner.

    You've literally mentioned something about that in every thread I've seen you post in on the MBP forum. Get over it.
  11. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    There has long been a history of the dGPU failing in almost every model year of the MacBook Pro.
  12. friedkimchi macrumors regular


    Aug 13, 2011
    Listen to this.

    Don't bother with the gpu option. Just get the base 15" and put the money left over (US $500) to make a windows desktop. Win Win.

    Unless you really really really need the GPU option in the 15" to travel with you everywhere.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you want a different color Mac, such as rose gold, then yes. Sell the Mac and get one that suits your tastes.

    Wait until tomorrow and see what (if anything) apple does with the MBP. Rumors have been all over the map with the MBP, so its hard to say what will happen. The 2015 model is a great computer, and i'm sure its fast enough for you needs, so much so, its probably doubtful that the 2016 model will present such a boost in performance that you need to buy that. My 2012 rMBP is fast enough to run lightroom, photoshop and a bunch of other apps, never mind a 2015 model.

    Aesthetics do go a long way, but I also agree with the others, that in the end the laptop is a tool, but if you care about the looks and like what apple does at WWDC, then the choice is easy, sell what you have and upgrade.
  14. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Check your bank account, you'll find the answer there.
  15. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
  16. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Not me. I have need a system to run well and make it easier for me to do my work. Looks don't really matter.

    If looks did matter I would pick a windows systems. The MS Surface Pro and Surface Book, HP Spectre, Dell XPS ,... are sexier looking than any MBP.
  17. drewjonn thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2016
    Can't disagree more but hey after all I mentioned it was all about preferences. I love the Mac OSX but in my opinion all Apple products are simply the only cool gadgets to carry to coffee shops or school.

    Regardless, I believe that the Windows honestly offers better specs, especially for smooth gaming (luckily I don't game)
  18. AFR25 macrumors newbie


    Jul 1, 2016
    ahahahaha this is trully true :D

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