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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.
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macrumors 6502
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)
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macrumors 68030
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.
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macrumors 603
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)
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