Hi, in case somebody wants to use the current MBP 16" for 2-3 years and then move on the to next week, in terms of CPU, RAM and SSD size, which configuration has better resale value if selling back to Apple? 16GB or 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD or 2TB SSD?
in terms of % of original price or absolute dollars?
if the former, option 1.
if the latter, option 4.
I am a bit confused about the two. Is absolute dollars (getting more money back) a better means of comparison?
For example, I would rather get $1500 back on a $2000 computer (higher %) vs. get $3000 back on a $5000 computer (more absolute dollars).
I'm not sure which you are considering to be "better" resale, because one option will give you a higher % back (the cheapest option) whereas another option will give you the highest absolute dollars back (the most expensive option).
I would say as a general rule of thumb that you shouldn't expect to get a large amount of money back from upgrades.
This seems to be related.
Whichever lose less money is better
I may be wrong but I guess since base model is quite good already, they are popular among those who don't spend too much.
Basically every single upgrade you add will depreciate more steeply than the computer as a whole. Therefore a stock i9 machine may lose 50% of its value over 2 years, a stock i9 machine with the $400 2TB upgrade will loose the same 50% but probably more like 80% on the $400 storage option, so it won't be worth $400 more than the base 1TB machine anymore, more like $80-100 more.
I went to Apple Trade In but the system does not show trade-in value for MacBook Pro 16" yet. It does not accept 2019 MacBook Pro. How come?