Please advise: specs for a temporary macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by howareyoukk, May 24, 2019.

  1. howareyoukk macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2013
    so like everyone else i was waiting for apple to release the 16 inch macbook pro but unfortunately they did not, therefore i am getting a refurbished macbook pro from apple and sell it next year when the 16 inch is released (i think thats very much the case) . so with a mac that only gonna be used for a year, should i go with

    256gb 450 grahics card
    or 512 gb 460 ot 560 graphics card.

    one costs less 500 AUD more than others and I do use fcpx frequently as i am in film and television.

    logically speaking the cheapest one should be a temporary machine but then not sure if the other one has a higher resell value.

    thanks in advance :)
  2. tomwilson macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    No BTO upgrades they aren't worth much on used market. Base model probably retain more as a % over the higher spec.

    Just noticed you are in Australia: Upgrades are worth even less here as you can get 10% off the standard configs at JB Hifi on the regular.
  3. howareyoukk thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2013
    Cool. Despite the resell value u reckon I should go with the 560 graphic card with 512 gb of storage or the basic model?
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    tomwilson's advice in reply 2 is what I'd do.

    If it's only going to be "a temporary" purchase, buy the lower-spec'd version and save the money.

    You'll never "get the money back", so by going with this option, you will "lose less" in the long run!

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