I just got a 2015 13" MacBook Pro! I love it. So shoot me - lol

turbineseaplane

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Just wanted to share..
I have a Hack that's my primary Mac in the house but had been eying a MacBook again..

Sure enough, a **very** pristine single owner (grandfather) 13" base model showed up in my area for $390 and I just couldn't say no. Throwing a Sintech and NVMe in it tomorrow (not expecting the world on speed, mainly just wanting more storage than base) and so far the thing is a dream.

I've only ever had 2015 15" models and we do have a 2016 nTB 13" MBP in the house and to say I prefer this over the USB-C 2016 13" MBP is an extreme understatement.

God I love these keyboards and the size of the touchpad on these, the ports, the MagSafe.. etc..

Anyhow - no need to flame me with "cool story bro" or any of that.

I just wanted to share some excitement and put it out there that even these 2015's really run great on Catalina.

I've been using it all day and haven't heard the fans once (granted, I'm just doing basic desktop/Office and Photos/Adobe stuff), but still.

If you want a great value MacBook, the 2015's in all sizes are out there to be had these days.

I mean at $390 (add on $100-ish for a larger basic NVMe if need be) -- you really can't beat this value.
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Also, just to add on..

I do find the 16"s to be a step in the right direction...
But I still have no interest in the TouchBar and I think it's a good time to wait (if able) and see what's next in screen technology and perhaps the jump to ARM (or AMD, who knows) with the MacBooks.

Ultimately, also, the 16"s are just all total overkill for what I need a MacBook for and I'm not touching a current 13" (w/Butterfly Keyboard) with my wallet - period - ever.
 

turbineseaplane

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Sintech+2TB Sabrent Rocket NVMe (original version) installed with some thermal pads.

Quiet, fast and wonderful so far. :p