new rMBP vs used one.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Matankzr, Oct 29, 2016.

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Which one should I take

  1. new 2015 rMBP 2.7 16GB 128GB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. used 2015 rMBP 2.7 16GB 256GB with APPLECARE

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. used 2015 rMBP 2.9 8GB 512GB no warranty

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. new 2016 base-model non-touch rMBP is better than all of them

    8 vote(s)
    53.3%
  1. Matankzr, Oct 29, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016

    Matankzr macrumors newbie

    Matankzr

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    Hello everyone,
    I'm looking into buying a 2015 macbook pro. Waited a long time for the 2016 and got pretty disappointed, So I'm buying the good "old" 2015 model.

    I'm asking for your advice because I've got 3 options and I don't know which one to go for.

    The first one is sealed new 2015 rMBP 2.7 16GB 128GB
    The second one is a used 2015 rMBP 2.7 16GB 256GB with 2 years of apple care left.
    And the third one is a used 2015 rMBP 2.9 8GB 512GB with no warranty

    All are the same price.

    I know the used ones is a better deal. But I never bought a second hand laptop and I'm afraid to find that something wrong with it after i'll buy it, and actually i don't know how the laptop was "treated" while it was in use.

    What would you do? which one would you buy?

    P.S - Do you think that the 2016 rMBP (Non-touch) base model is a better machine than both of the machines mentioned above? performance-wise.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    I would purchase the used machine with two years of AppleCare if the SSD fits within my need. Also depends on price!
     
  3. Matankzr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Matankzr

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    I mentioned that the price for each of the three machines is the same.
     
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I'd probably go for option 4 since it will have more support going forward.
     
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    Depending on price I might buy all 3 or none of them. That is why I asked. Hard to give advice without $$ numbers
     
  6. ssong macrumors 6502a

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    I have the model that's mentioned and it's a great machine. Had a Dell XPS 9550 before but Mac was a lot more convenient for school work so switched. Great machine, runs smoothly, no annoyances so far, and extremely quiet.

    I don't game though, although simple stuff like HotS or Overwatch should run okish in low settings (the fans may kick in a bit).
     
  7. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    New model will be much faster then the 2015 model even with the Skylake CPU and LPDDR3! 2015 uses 2014 CPU!
     
  8. Matankzr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in Israel so the prices are much higher than in the US.
    All of the first three options are priced around 1500 - 1600 USD (in here these prices are considered great)

    The new 2016 rMBP is obviously the most expensive which here sells right now for about 2000 - 2100 USD for the base model o_O
     
  9. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Each generation jump is only 10-15% at most CPU wise, it ain't going to be much faster. It's the GPU that is the bigger jump
     
  10. Matankzr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Matankzr

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    So if I'm looking for longevity and for solid performance for the next 3-4 years. I don't game that much, I'm a CS student, so mostly coding, xCode, A bit of video and photo editing and usually 30 tabs opened in chrome.

    Now I'm doing alright with 13" 2013 MBA, but a much more powerful machine will be a welcomed upgrade.

    Is the new 2016 MBP base model with no Touch-bar is a better performer than the other options mentioned?
     
  11. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

    SoyCapitanSoyCapitan

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    4890HQ outperforms the 6700HQ. I bought a used perfect condition model today with two years warranty. 40% of the cost of the new MBP. In real world performance the older machines fair better.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 29, 2016 ---
    INCORRECT. See my post, visit Geekbench or CPUBoss.
     
  12. Cryates macrumors 65816

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    It's not that it's going to be much faster, but it will certainly be more efficient. It will benchmark slightly better than the 2015 model, but it won't be "much faster"
     
  13. Matankzr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys think that the 2016 13" rMBP 2.0GHz 8GB 256GB is a better performer than the 2015 13" rMBP 2.7GHz 16GB 256GB? Worth an additional 400 USD?
     

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