Macbook 2015 vs Macbook Pro 13" 2015

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Manguel Khan, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Manguel Khan macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2015
    I'm looking at buying a new Macbook/Macbook pro. I currently have the early 2011 Macbook pro 15 inch. It's a bit scratched and I'd like something that looks a little newer. I'm torn between the Macbook and the Macbook Pro 13" (lower end of each). I've already upgraded my 2011 Macbook pro so that it has 8gb of RAM and I've been told by a friend that the upgrade to a 2015 Macbook pro would be so insignificant that it wouldn't be worth it. What do you guys think? If I do stick with my current Macbook I'd quite like to replace the bottom (underside) of the case since that's the area that's scratched. Are there any reputable yet cheaper sellers for this?
  2. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
    What is your budget? What do you use your computer for? And I'm not sure where you'd buy a legitimate replacement bottom cover for the macbook pro. But to be honest, if it's just on the bottom, then in my opinion that doesn't warrant a new computer purchase. If you truly are interested in getting a new computer, then answer the above questions so I can try and help you better.
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    What do you use it for? What are your needs, computing wise? Those answers will determine the replies and advice you receive.

    For example, I travel a lot, so portability matters. The current (maxed out) MBA meets my needs for a powerful, portable computer. Superb screens (such as the retina) are very nice, but portability is far nicer, as far as I am concerned.
  4. meyer1131 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008

    Are you saying the 2015 13" would match the performance of the 2011 15" MBP?

    My 2011 became slow and bogged down (I did not upgrade my RAM) but suffered from graphics card failure and replacement. In addition, you would be switching to a SSD.

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