Fair price for 2015 Macbook vs 2016 model?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by grani13, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. grani13, Jul 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016

    grani13 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2012

    I am in the market for a laptop - in particular a 12" Macboook Retina - for my daughter (11yo) who will need one in school from now on.

    I can get a 2015 MB (low end config) for a discounted price - 1100 CHF (I live in Switzerland)
    The 2016 MB (also low end config) is 1400 CHF in the Apple store, but I can get it from a local seller for 1275 CHF, so there are 175 CHF (which is basically 175 USD) difference between the old and the new.

    Which one would you recommend considering that the requirements will be rather low - word processing, web browsing etc...

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Are you talking about MacBook Air or the 12" MacBook? There's no 2016 MBA yet, hence the question.
  3. grani13 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2012
    My mistake - I was talking about the 12" Macbook
  4. pjfan macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    Columbus OH
    If this is to last her for the next 4-5 years, go with the 2016. She'll likely not notice any difference today, but I suspect in a couple years the $175 spent now would be felt as a wise decision.

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