Need some advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ioniczz, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. ioniczz, Jan 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019

    ioniczz macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2019
    Hey, I currently have a 2017 15 inch Macbook Pro and I realized I don't really need something so powerful for my needs(Programming, College work, some gaming). I usually keep it connected to my monitor with mechanical keyboard so don't really care about screen size as much. I think I can sell my device for around 2.5k. However, I can't decide what kind of device to get. Some other info is don't really care about the ports as I already have dongles from my 2017 version.
    • 2015 15 inch
    • 2015 13 inch
    • 2017 13 inch
    • 2018 13 inch
    Looking for something to last me the next 4-5 years.
  2. Nbd1790 macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2017
    New York
    Not sure what sort of games you play, but a 13 inch in any case will lose a dedicated graphics card. If you REALLY need to get rid of it, the only sensible purchase IMO is a 2018 13 inch. If I were in your situation, I would stick with what you have. If it's plugged in most of the time, I'm assuming you don't travel much (which makes the difference in size and weight irrelevant) 2.5k for a 15 inch 2017 model might also be a long shot.

    Stick with the power you have instead of settling for less power and breaking even (or even sinking more money into a recent investment)
  3. sunapple macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    You could also go for a Mac Mini if you don’t need the portability that much.

    Otherwise I second the 2018 13” from the list. 2015 is too old and the 2017 (no Touch Bar) was kind of a lemon.
  4. Falhófnir macrumors 68030


    Aug 19, 2017
    Considering the loss you'll take for selling and re-buying you might honestly be better off just keeping it? None of the machines you list (aside from arguably the 2018) will be giving you anything better than you have now (longevity for eg)
  5. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2006
    I was going to say the same thing, your current MB Pro will last you a very long time.
  6. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502


    May 17, 2016
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    13" is too small.
    I won a 15" MBP & would never want a 13" after checking them out.

    Keep yours (or give it to me, it's all good)

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