new or refurbished 15" MBP (non-dGPU)

Phat Ham

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The Apple website has the 2014 15" MBP (non-dGPU) for $1600 refurbished. The new 2015 MBP's are $2000. Is there much of a difference between the two to justify the $400 price difference? I know with the dGPU models the GPU was updated so there is some justification for the newer model, but I'm seeing less of a difference between the non-dGPU models. I've been waiting for Broadwell for months but my late 2008 MBP wouldn't turn on yesterday so I think it's time to stop waiting and just buy something already.
 

Cuniac

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The Apple website has the 2014 15" MBP (non-dGPU) for $1600 refurbished. The new 2015 MBP's are $2000. Is there much of a difference between the two to justify the $400 price difference? I know with the dGPU models the GPU was updated so there is some justification for the newer model, but I'm seeing less of a difference between the non-dGPU models. I've been waiting for Broadwell for months but my late 2008 MBP wouldn't turn on yesterday so I think it's time to stop waiting and just buy something already.
What is the CPU speed, and SSD size in the refurb?
 

TheKevinFang

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Battery life increase and a force touch track pad with better SSD. This means a better resale value, does it warrant the extra cost? Ask the question yourself bud.
 

Cuniac

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Honestly there is not a lot to justify the $400 besides the resale value. Yes the SSD is faster, 2.5x faster so quite a bit, but is that worth $400? It has force touch, but only really apps that came with the Mac OS currently use it, though that will probably change. and yes the battery life is slightly better. Add all of those up, including the better resale value may make it worth $400. But do these things make it worth $400 more to you?
 
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Samuelsan2001

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Honestly there is not a lot to justify the $400 besides the resale value. Yes the SSD is faster, 2.5x faster so quite a bit, but is that worth $400? It has force touch, but only really apps that came with the Mac OS currently use it, though that will probably change. and yes the battery life is slightly better. Add all of those up, including the better resale value may make it worth $400. But do these things make it worth $400 more to you?
I must agree with Cuniac here only you can decide if those things are worth $400 dollars to you. They certainly wouldn't be worth it for me, if I was buying a non dGPU 15 inch today it would be a refurb 2014.
 
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