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Need advice from fellow rmb users

mozzyman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 12, 2016
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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.
 

BeyondtheTech

macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2007
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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.
 

tbirdparis

macrumors 6502
May 30, 2015
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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.
 

geekiemac

macrumors 6502a
Feb 13, 2016
543
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Switzerland
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 ;)
 

Trey M

macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2011
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USA
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.
 

mozzyman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 12, 2016
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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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