New Macbook pro 13'' vs old Macbook pro 15'' vs imac 27''

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wpsxkwhf, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. wpsxkwhf macrumors newbie

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    I waited new macbook pro and was sure to get the 15'' + monitor (at home). But because of the price, I decided that the new 15'' macbook pro is just not worth it.
    So I am in a situation where I have to choose from different models!
    1. New 13'' with touch bar price at $1799 + monitor
    2. Old 15'' macbook pro price at $1999 + monitor
    3. Imac 27'' price at $1799

    I have my ipad with me but I am planning to give my brother as he is going to college.
    If I buy Imac, I will have to keep my ipad.

    What do you guys think? Should I just wait till Thanksgiving and see which one is the most cheapest?
     
  2. wpsxkwhf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone?!!
     
  3. dimme macrumors 65816

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    What type of computing do you do, if you do not need portability the iMac is the best choice in my option.
     
  4. wpsxkwhf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lets say I would need little bit of both....
     
  5. prospervic macrumors 6502

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    Since your first two options involve you spending over $2K, why not get the higher spec iMac 5k for $1999. You'll get a much faster Fusion drive (the standard hard drive in the $1799 model has an unbearable slow normal hard drive) along with a faster CPU and better graphics card.

    Better still, you can do what I did: I bought the top end model from the Apple Certified Refurbished website for $1949. (I saved $350 off buying new.)
    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/F...uad-core-intel-core-i5-with-retina-5k-display
    It has a 2TB fusion drive, and even faster CPU and even more powerful graphics processor.

    These come with the same 1 year Apple warranty, and are shipped to you in Apple's trademark beautiful packaging. (Been buying Apple Certified Refurbished for years -- never had a problem).
     
  6. dimme macrumors 65816

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    If you go with the iMac be sure to get the 2GB fusion drive, the performance is much better that the 1GB version.
     
  7. ascender macrumors 68020

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    an iMac for home and an iPad or 12" MacBook for work on the move?
     
  8. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You can also get the 1999 iMac config at BB or Amazon for 1899. Go basic with memory and buy aftermarket from OWC or Crucial. You'll save hundreds.
     

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