Buying 2015 MBP 13" in 2019?

Abaganov

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Thinking of buying a second hand MBP 2015 13", i5 , 256GB SSD and 8GB Ram for $800

firstly anyone knows am I getting OK deal here? (Seller is also throwing in a magic mouse, even tho I don't really need it)

also, would it be sufficient power in 2019?

I need mostly for web browsing on chrome with multiple tabs open, some light Photoshop and logic x pro work,

thanks in advance for anyone who can give me any tips on this!
 

Howard2k

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Yes, plenty powerful for light use. I'm using one and have no performance issues of any significance.

You don't say what country you are in and the second hand market will vary based on where you live. Best bet is to check your local classifieds or eBay. US$800 (I'm assuming you're in the US since it seems that it's always Americans who are surprised the Internet is in other countries :D) seems a little high to me though.

I would be sure to check out the battery, if the battery is in great shape maybe $800 is not quite so bad. Installing coconut battery is a good way to check.
 

Biscotti

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I actually have that exact model and I paid that exact amount ($800). I usually keep it stationary and use for work, excel, videos, multiple web-pages for research and it has been pretty awesome. I even still get about 10 hours of battery life (give or take).

The main reason I got it was ports. I plan on keeping it for the next 3 years+ and I do think it will be fine. I think you will be fine.
 

x34

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Thinking of buying a second hand MBP 2015 13", i5 , 256GB SSD and 8GB Ram for $800

firstly anyone knows am I getting OK deal here? (Seller is also throwing in a magic mouse, even tho I don't really need it)

also, would it be sufficient power in 2019?

I need mostly for web browsing on chrome with multiple tabs open, some light Photoshop and logic x pro work,

thanks in advance for anyone who can give me any tips on this!
the 2015 model is still the best macbook pro out there (besides specs).
 

Think creative

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If you’re in the us check Swappa prices. I’d say unless it’s in great condition with a low battery count $800 is a little high.
 

pshufd

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I paid $1,123 for a 15 inch 2015 MBP at 2.5 Ghz, AMD Graphics and 16 GB RAM with 512 GB SSD (I declined the power adapter). It feels like you could get quite a bit more horsepower for another $300. It seems pricey to me but I only looked around at 15 inch models. You could just look at Craigslist for your local area to see what the market price is.
 

Star-fire

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Yeah that seems pricey. I recently bought a mid 2014 i7 2.8 15” for 600 on eBay. It was missing a HD but 50 bux later an SSD was in and it almost looks new only 167 cycles on the battery. Shop around you can do better. Also look for ‘Accepts offers’ auctions, that how I got that price.

The machine is super fast since it was a maxed out MBP in 2014/2015 and easily benches at 2018 levels plus it has a keyboard that works.
 

pshufd

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Yeah that seems pricey. I recently bought a mid 2014 i7 2.8 15” for 600 on eBay. It was missing a HD but 50 bux later an SSD was in and it almost looks new only 167 cycles on the battery. Shop around you can do better. Also look for ‘Accepts offers’ auctions, that how I got that price.

The machine is super fast since it was a maxed out MBP in 2014/2015 and easily benches at 2018 levels plus it has a keyboard that works.
That's an excellent price on the 2014. I had been shopping for 2014s and 2015s and did not see very many 2014s up for sale and I don't think that I saw any 2.8 Ghz models locally. I use the 2014 and 2015 interchangeably at home. It's nice to just grab the other one when the battery runs down. The 2015 has stronger graphics but that's only an issue in the office for me.
 

alex87f

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Jun 24, 2015
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I just bought a 2015 13" MBP and upgraded it with a 256gb apple SSD. After I sell the 128gb I should be in it for about 770€ (about 870USD). It's almost immaculate and only had 26 charges on the original battery. Also got a be ez sleeve with it.

Price over here are a little higher than in the US, but if it's got few battery cycles and is in top shape I'd say haggle 50 bucks off the price and go for it.

In everyday use, it's as fast or a bit faster than the XPS15 9550 it will likely replace.
 

CrazyForCashews

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Bought the same 2015 MacBook Pro for $850 CAD, money well spent.

Before that I also had a maxed out 2015 MacBook Pro that had a 3.1 GHz i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. It was really nice but it had this really annoying coil whine. I first thought it was the SSD making the noise (yes SSDs can make noise), but after some testing it turned out to be the CPU. It was too annoying to use, even when simply scrolling in Safari you'd hear the noise. Ended up selling it and got the other one instead, which is so silent I think it's broken!
 

olindacat

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I must received a 2015 15" I snagged on eBay. I paid $1091 including shipping. It was punched in April 2018 and has AppleCare through April 2021. Basically a new machine. I was looking at 13"s because I wanted to have for bike trips but didn't find as nice a unit as this. It isn't instant, but if you can snoop eBay and stand to loose a few bids you will eventually score a very nice machine. I haven't installed my CSS downloads and activated them yet, so I can't speak for Photoshop yet, but I do own a 2011 iMac i7 w/striped SSDs and this is definitely pretty snappy so far. Good luck!
 

mitchell88

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Mar 2, 2019
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I must received a 2015 15" I snagged on eBay. I paid $1091 including shipping. It was punched in April 2018 and has AppleCare through April 2021. Basically a new machine. I was looking at 13"s because I wanted to have for bike trips but didn't find as nice a unit as this. It isn't instant, but if you can snoop eBay and stand to loose a few bids you will eventually score a very nice machine. I haven't installed my CSS downloads and activated them yet, so I can't speak for Photoshop yet, but I do own a 2011 iMac i7 w/striped SSDs and this is definitely pretty snappy so far. Good luck!
[doublepost=1552001022][/doublepost]Excellent deal imo.
 

Expobill

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They are selling these models from 800 to low as 300. Some resellers are asking $700 with that video maker app, final cut, Full CS5 and the latest “micro-orfice” with 265 ssd 8gb ram.
 

Nbd1790

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Still a great machine and should do what you need to. ALTHOUGH, the price is absolutely high and you can get more for your money. Last year I purchased a 2015 13 inch MBP (i7, 16gb RAM and 512SSD) and paid $900. Computer was immaculate and still even had a year left on Apple Care.

I would highly recommend browsing a bit more on Craigslist and perhaps Ebay. It took me a week or two of thorough browsing to find it, but was well worth it. At an $800 price point, you can def get a bigger hard drive in the very least.
 

mitchell88

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They are selling these models from 800 to low as 300. Some resellers are asking $700 with that video maker app, final cut, Full CS5 and the latest “micro-orfice” with 265 ssd 8gb ram.[/QUOTE
What be right price to pay for a mbp 2015 15" 2.2/ 16 ram/ 256 ssd?