Is this MacBook Pro worth purchasing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LionessQn, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. LionessQn macrumors newbie


    Jan 11, 2017
    I'm very new to apple products. Found a used 2015 MacBook Pro laptop being sold for $500 which I'm planning to use for school and internet browsing.

    Just wondering if the specs are decent and if it's worth the price.

    MacBook Pro with 15" Retina display
    Intel Core i7 Processor 2.0GHz (with 6MB L3 Cache) Turbo to 3.2GHz
    8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM
    128GB PCI-e based flash storage (SSD)
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics with 128MB eDRAM on chip
    Multi-touch trackpad
  2. Theophil1971, Jan 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017

    Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    If it's the real-deal, it seems like a pretty fantastic price (assuming it's in good shape...)... probably too good a price...

    It does seem a little fishy... I don't think any 2015 Pros used a 2.0GHz processor... I found stats for 2.2, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, and 3.1 i7 processors in 2015, 15" models. (

    The model which is currently available from Apple (new, 2015, 15", 2.2GHz i7) retails for $1999. Gazelle will give you $750 for a trade in on a 2.2GHz 2015 model in good condition.
    So - someone selling one with a dubious processor spec, for significantly less than they could get for it on Gazelle would give me pause from purchasing it.
  3. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Specs seem off for a 2015 retina macBook. The minimum memory for a 2015 15" Macbook pro was 16 MB. And the smallest disk size was 256 GB.

    Maybe the person is confused and is selling a 13". But, I advise caution, especially if you do not know MacBook Pros well. Better to look on more legitimate sites, or take someone with you that knows MacBook Pros.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If that's all you do on a computer any mac made in the last 5 years is plenty powerful for you.

    The only thing I'd be wary of is hard drive storage. 128GB is quite small, if you own a lot of music/photos/videos it quickly adds up.
  5. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    Between the processor specs and these RAM and storage specs being off, I'd avoid it. Seems like whatever's being advertised isn't really a 2015 retina MacBook...
  6. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Looks like the stats of a late 2013.

    They're quite capable machines, I'm currently using one as my primary machine, and I'm regularly doing heavy lifting in Photoshop with it.

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