No regrets with 2015 MBP purchase

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HBOC, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    In July, i decided to get a new computer. My mid 2011 iMac that i bought new in May of 2011 was still running fantastic, but i figured it was a roll of the dice, as it could go at any time; regardless of how it was performing.

    I knew there was going to be a new model coming out at some point, but at that point it wasn't known for sure when they would come out.

    Ended up buying a then current model 15" MBP with all options except for the 1TB SSD and the higher speed cpu. $1999 with 3 years of AppleCare (until 02/19). Great deal, especially since if i bought it new, it would be about $3000 with tax.

    In any case, if i was in the same boat, i would get the same model. I just can't see myself spending THAT much for a computer. I think the model closest to the one i have is $2799, then add AppleCare and tax...

    Anyways, I do like the new ones, and kind of wish i had the USB-C, but i was stuck with USB2 for 5 years :). So this one is way faster than i was used to. My uses for this machine is Adobe CC, mostly LR, PSCC and ID.
    Anyone else have the same decision?
     
  2. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    And that machine will serve you greatly for years to come. And as a bonus, you saved a ton of money.

    Just think: now you can let the USB-C market and Touch Bar ecosystem mature, avoid any potential early adopter issues, and you basically pocketed $1,300 towards your next laptop 3-4 years down the road!
     
  3. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Right there with you. I bought mine in February, knowing full well I might regret it. So glad I didn't wait for this. I'm sure it will be a better machine after a refresh or two.. but at this point it's not very appealing.
     
  4. anoobis macrumors regular

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    That's the way to go. I've bought my past Mac's used - saved a lot of money.

    This MBP I have on order is the first one I've ordered new. I just canceled my order on the Apple Store and ordered from B&H - no tax!

    Been going back n forth on canceling and getting a 27" iMac instead...I have 18 months no interest through Apple Store (Barclay's).
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I bought my early 2015 rMBP in early 2015. I'll be using it for 2-3 more years. It's an awesome computer.
     

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