Need help with deciding

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheGreatNike, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. TheGreatNike Suspended

    Jun 4, 2016
    Hello, I have some questions that I hope someone can help me with. Just a quick break down I am coming from a 2011 MacBook Pro 15 and need a new laptop now. I do not need a real powerful laptop and that has caused my confusion.

    1) better overall option 2016 MacBook or 2015 MacBook Pro 13 for me?

    2) how big of a user experience upgrade will either be coming from a 2011?

    3) how are the speakers on both devices? (I watch tons of movies and stream music)

    4) if you were me would you just continue to use your iPhone and wait instead? Lol

    Sorry in advance if these posts are considered annoying to you folks.
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2015
    This should all be changed next week when the new Macbooks are expected to be announced.
  3. TheGreatNike thread starter Suspended

    Jun 4, 2016
    Next week? From what I understand they have been delayed a few months. I just learned about that today.
  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The rumor is the announcement will be made at WWDC, June 13-17.

    Shipments are said to occur at the end of Q3.
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    1. MBP 13 has more power. MB is lighter.
    2. both will be an improvement, though the keyboard is a different design on the macbook than your old one. The MBP is closer to what you had before.
    3. Both are as good or better than your old one.
    4. I'd get something now. A new MBP is coming, but no one knows when.
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    If you have to buy something NOW, I'd suggest the MacBook Pro as the better choice.

    It will have longer "legs" going forward.
    And more power right-out-of-the-box.

    If there's any way you can afford to wait a few months longer, there is an entirely new generation of MacBook Pros coming, very soon.
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    What's your typical usage scenario? Your 2011 15" is still quite a powerful computer for today's standards, why are you wanting a new one?
  8. TheGreatNike thread starter Suspended

    Jun 4, 2016
    I wasn't clear enough, my 2011 is currently dead. I'm now restricted to just my iPhone as of this week. That is why I need a laptop sooner than later.

    My usage is normal school related work, email, Netflix, social media, music, very light gaming, and occasional photo editing. No hardcore uses, but I do use my laptop a lot. Many hours a day it will be used.
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016

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