One Day Sale: $300 Discount on 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro

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    Best Buy is offering a substantial one-day sale on Apple's current generation 15" Retina MacBook Pro. The $1,999 2.2GHz MacBook Pro has been discounted $300 to $1,699.

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    The current generation 15" Retina MacBook Pro was released in May of 2015. It offers the following specs:

    - 15.4-inch Retina Display
    - 2.2GHz Quad-Core Intel® Core(TM) i7 processor
    - 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory
    - 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
    - Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
    - Force Touch trackpad

    The next MacBook Pro is not expected until 2016 with the release of the Skylake processors. $1,699 represents the largest discount on the current generation 15" MacBook Pro that we've seen, and expires at the end of Monday, September 21st.

    Best Buy is an affiliate parter of MacRumors.

    Article Link: One Day Sale: $300 Discount on 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro
     
  2. icrude macrumors regular

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    Still not worth it. For professionals the 2016 models are going to be worth every penny.
     
  3. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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  4. nsfw macrumors regular

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    so a 1.1GB/s SSD drive speed and i7 quad cores with 16gb doesn't get the job done for you?
     
  5. Kajje macrumors 6502a

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    Inside sources I cannot reveal told me the 2017 model will be even better. I ran my business just fine on a 2006 machine back in 2007. A discounted 2015 model in 2015 seems like a good deal for people who wants to do business today.
     
  6. OceanMindedBoy macrumors regular

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    I have a secret inside source as well. I was told the 2018 would be "the best MacBook Pro yet"
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    I would jump on this if it was 500Gigs of memory, but 250 is just not future proof enough for me.
     
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  9. icrude macrumors regular

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    I don't know, being a professional I would rather wait until this whole USB / Thunderbolt war gets figured out than to save $300. Plus editing AVCHD video full time, I would love a laptop with 32gb of ram if they do that in 2016.
     
  10. Sleepwalker71 macrumors member

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    I couldn't be more happy if 17" MBPr would be released.
     
  11. Sleepwalker71 macrumors member

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    I couldn't be more happy if 17" MBPr would be released.
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    If I hadn't already purchased the 13" near the beginning of this year, I'd be all over this.
     
  13. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020

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    I'm actually a little tempted. $1699... Tax free if I run up to NH. Minus 10% if I use my Discover card if BB takes apple pay.

    I had a 15" MBP i5 that I thought was too big/heavy. Then 13 i5 Air that was not fast enough. Then the rMBP came out and I got the 13", which now I find doesn't have enough real estate. Perhaps the 15" rMBP would be a nice compromise... But the footprint is still too big. Make a 14" please apple.
     
  14. dysamoria macrumors 6502a

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    I still only care about a new Mac Pro with a retina display. Not going to spend money, discount or no, on another machine.
    Besides, "substantial" .... Not $300. Substantial discount would be $500+. And even then, it just signals that these are leftovers soon to be replaced with a new model that will probably have some architectural change you regret not having in the leftover model you got at "substantial discount".
     
  15. Kajje macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, don't want to be cockey like the missus and what not, but after spending north 5G's on your journey to find the ultimate laptop, wouldn't it be time to get yourself some decent advice and leave the impulse buys to others? On the other hand, combined with the tax return and 10% it's a great buy though. But don't forget you'll get those extras also next month.
     
  16. Mac21ND macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you Macrumors! Replacing a 2009 iMac at home with this.
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Skylake is just around the corner but if you can somehow live without that it is a good deal.
     
  18. ph0rk macrumors 6502

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    Next Tuesday, for sure.
     
  19. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    No. Their plugin for Safari requires 2016 newer models. Lol
     
  20. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    When they finally upgrade to skylake the next gen will be near release. To me the differences are so minor. If you need it now buy it if not wait.

    Drive speeds are so fast now a little bit extra CPU power is minimal. And the 30% power savings is only on the CPU which barely takes any power now as it is
     
  21. malexandria Suspended

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    $2k (or $1,700 with this deal) for a laptop that only has a 256 GB HD is ridiculous.
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The differences between generations is minimal nowadays. I had my previous MacBook for almost 7 years and my current desktop is past 6 years old now. I am more interested in platform upgrades like SSDs, wireless, and peripheral connectivity. I am looking at OWC for an upgrade to my current 256 GB SSD though.
     
  23. malexandria Suspended

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    My source told me the 2025 MBP would be the best one.
     
  24. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Is professional the new word for hipster?
     
  25. 8692574 Suspended

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    I am in the market for a 13 inches... but waiting to see if Apple releases something new in October... all this discounts lately seems to point in that direction... hopefully I won't have to wait till 2016!
     

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