Prev. Gen MBP 15" still available to order new.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Omega Mac, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Omega Mac macrumors 6502

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    I noticed in the Apple store that the previous generation MBP 15" is listed below the latest Gen MBPTB 15", which you may order with custom spec.

    Maybe this has always been the case?

    So they're still making these?
     
  2. sublunar macrumors 6502a

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    If you mean the 2015 version with 2.2GHz quad core and Iris Pro Graphics 5200 then it was available since the 2016 came out last October.
     
  3. Omega Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea. I was confused. I thought it strange. I assume there is still strong demand. I never noticed it when the new MBPTB were announced. I also thought this kind model would be relegated to refurb section but if the market is still valuing it I guess why not charge top dollar with options. ;)
     
  4. sublunar macrumors 6502a

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    Top dollar is the word. This machine went up in price to the tune of £300 when the 2016 Macbook Pros were launched. They can still be bought in the refurb store for less though. The 2017 Macbook Pro ought to be significantly faster though.
     
  5. Omega Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The pending Mac Pro & new iMac Pro R&D and re-tooling doesn't pay for itself you know! ;)
     
  6. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    I picked one up from Best Buy for $1749 and it's been fantastic so far. Really loving having 16GB of RAM and a larger screen.
     
  7. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    They still make them since they are the standard issue computer in many corporations. Their IT departments have units in stock as spares. They can relatively easily pull the SSD from a failed unit and stick it into a replacement unit to get someone back working.
     
  8. Omega Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Prices I can only dream of... in Eurzone so €uro prices + 23% sales tax.

    Meaning base model comes in around $2592 when converted from €pro price of €2299

    :(
    --- Post Merged, Jun 6, 2017 ---
    That's really interesting. I have an old 2009 MB unibody (alu) that has the handy snap out panel to access HD & Battery. I think the panel has warped a little form a slightly budged battery and/or ware and tear but when I had it as a machine it was in perfect order. It was used as a point machine in retail so wouldn't have been cared for as well but in terms of swapping out to component prone to failure it's the easiest I've ever come across not only on any mac but any computer I've ever owned or seen. Mac or otherwise. Just installed El Capitan on it so some life in it yet! :)
     
  9. facemeat macrumors member

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    Instead of starting a new thread, do people think that the 2015 rMBP is still worth it today? Unfortunately the 2017 models are even more expensive than the 2016 models, where I live the 2015 15 inch is (new) slightly cheaper than the 13 TB rMBP.
     
  10. kirqe macrumors newbie

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    the difference between mid2015(r9m370x) and late2016 (2.7 / 512gb) 200 usd (2100/2300)

    It kinda looks that 2016 is better in this situation
     

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