Did I get a good deal? MJLQ2LL/A

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by moscupeter, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. moscupeter macrumors newbie

    moscupeter

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    Hi guys, new to the forum. After not having a Mac for years I decided to pull the trigger on a open box mid 2015 15" MBP. I got if from Best Buy for $1350+tax. This was a return with 3 battery cycles (mint).

    Here are the specs:MacBook® Pro - 15.4" Display - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Flash Storage.

    Should I keep this or go for the touch bar 13" with 512GB SSD for $1550+tax?

    I kind of feel I bought old technology instead of going with the lasted model.

    Please let me know your thoughts .

    Thank you!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    It’s a great computer. Really reliable and fast. It will handle anything you are be able to throw at it.

    If you find portability/battery life to be more important than raw specs then maybe it’s better to go for a different model.

    Ultimately you bought a brilliant machine, so it wasn’t a bad purchasing choice. Whether or not it’s the best model for your needs and priorities — that can’t be decided by us.
     
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    It seems like your choice is between an apple and an orange but if this reassures you - what you have purchased is a very capable computer.

    The touchbar is not necessary nor unnecessary, it's just different. I wouldn't have it be the deciding factor for your decision, unless it is something you simply cannot live without after experiencing it. With that being the unlikely case, you have purchased a very solid machine with more screen real estate and strong components for less money that will not be outdated for a very long time, depending on your computing needs. You certainly did not buy old technology.
     
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

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  5. mripadmini macrumors regular

    mripadmini

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    i would have gone through apple for peace of mind.
     
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

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    Can you not still get Apple Care on open boxed items?

    I thought that AC was still able to be purchased.

    With AC, can can have peace of mind and still save money.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    I'd keep it and get AppleCare with the money you saved.

    My prediction is that a 2015-design MBPro 15" bought TODAY will actually LAST LONGER THAN a 2017 MacBook Pro 15" bought today...
     
  8. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

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    I also think that this will end up happening.

    It is a good deal. Get AC if you want extra peace of mind, but that is a decent machine.
     

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