Need advice from fellow rmb users

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mozzyman, May 12, 2016.

  1. mozzyman macrumors newbie

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    I saw the 2015 12" Retina M-5Y51 1.2GHz 8GB 512GB model selling for $1099 brand new online. Do you guys think this is a good value? Is the performance bump on the 2016 model worth spending the extra money or is the 2015 model alright. I wouldn't be doing any gaming on this machine as I have desktop for that. This would mainly be used for web browsing, emails, and light creative work.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  3. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    If it's still under original Apple warranty, I say go for it. I got mine a little below that price on eBay and I'll extend the coverage when it's up at the end of June.
     
  4. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    +1

    No need to spend the extra money. Frankly, I don't know why anyone would choose the '16 over the '15 with the type of usage the OP describes.

    BJ
     
  5. tbirdparis macrumors 6502

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    If you're worried about missing out on some noticeable performance leap from the previous model to this years one, it's probably not such a big deal from most reports. But, the 2016s do seem to get at least an hour more of battery life. So if that's something that really makes a difference for you, keep it in mind.
     
  6. geekiemac macrumors regular

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    I have a 2015 rMB and use it for similar things (web, mail, office and movie watching with VLC). Really fine. I also bought mine with a special rebate (like, 4 days before release of the 2016 models). I used the rebate to get AppleCare ;)
     
  7. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    It's a fairly good deal. Not sure if you saw it on Groupon-- they had a similar deal within the last couple of weeks. Problem was tax was additional almost $100.

    If you're patient though I think the 2015 models will only get cheaper in the next couple months. I'm sure you could find a better deal elsewhere, just depends how badly you need a computer.
     
  8. mozzyman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ended up going thru with the purchase. Cannot wait to get it in! Should hold me over until those new macbook pros are released :)
     

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