Help me decide

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Stephencovar, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Stephencovar macrumors member

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    Hey everyone! I am hoping you guys/gals would help me make a decision on what to purchase. I currently have a 2007 iMac running El Capitan and I'm maxed out at 4gb of ram. I currently budget on YNAB which is webbased, surf the web, listen to music, check my emails and light photo editing in Photos. I am debating between a 2016 Mabook and a 2015 MacBook Pro maxed out. Should I just bite the bullet and purchase the MacBook? What does everyone think?
     
  2. ajpuciat macrumors member

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    I just returned a recently purchased 15" rMBP for an m5 macbook and am MUCH happier with this computer. I have very similar usage to you. The portability is OUTSTANDING.
     
  3. evec macrumors regular

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    Get a based version Macbook 12 is more that enough for your case.

    The only thing is Screen Size / Keyboard , try it on Apple Store.
     
  4. Stephencovar thread starter macrumors member

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    See, I know I won't be doing any video editing on iMovie or final cut. I will probably venture into Photos and edit some pictures. Originally I was thinking of just getting a 13" 2015 MacBook Pro and maxing it out. The only reason I'd max it out is because I am planning on keeping the computer for 5+ years (like my iMac). The MacBook seems that it might not hold up to some of the newer OS that we'll see in the features. I don't really know if it's worth me waiting for the new 13" MacBook Pro that might get announced soon...
     
  5. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    I don't really subscribe to the longevity group (ie 2-5 years) as I tend to upgrade annually however the jury is still out on the longevity of the rMB and IMO certainly does not seem to uphold the same standards of the old MBP/MBA for battery or other components if we simply base it on user experience here

    My advice is plan for 1-3 years with AppleCare on the rMB else opt for a discounted MBP or wait for the new offerings
     
  6. ajpuciat macrumors member

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    Best option - buy with Citi Prestige (adds 24 months to any manufacturer warrantee) and apple care, giving you a 5 year warrantee.
     
  7. gooser macrumors 6502

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    why do you want or need to switch over to a laptop?
     
  8. Supertaff macrumors member

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    I've just bought my Macbook 12 from the Apple Refurb store, much cheaper that way than getting brand new. Find it a great piece of kit and I swapped to it from a 17inch MacBook pro. Seems just as fast for the tasks I'm carrying out. ~Very happy with my purchase.
     
  9. Appleaker macrumors 68000

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    I would say to get the 2016 MacBook for your usage since I think it would be ideal. However I do agree that it won't be the best at handling new updates. If you were to keep it for 5 years then I would go for the MacBook Pro but to get the best of both worlds, would you consider waiting for the 2016 MacBook Pro?
     
  10. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    The 24 month warranty extension extends the computer's warranty date 2 years, not the added Apple Care warranty. You choose either AppleCare or the CC warranty. It's not stackable I can guarantee you.
     

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