Question about purchasing a 15" Macbook Pro

teerexx52

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I realize that everyone will suggest waiting for the new Macbook Pro but I want the current model 15". I have two prices. $1849 + tax for the base 2.2 and $2249 for the 2.5G 512GB. I am very interested in the storage increase but really don't need any of the other. Is it worth the additional money to move to the 2.5 model? I appreciate the input.
 

TechZeke

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I realize that everyone will suggest waiting for the new Macbook Pro but I want the current model 15". I have two prices. $1849 + tax for the base 2.2 and $2249 for the 2.5G 512GB. I am very interested in the storage increase but really don't need any of the other. Is it worth the additional money to move to the 2.5 model? I appreciate the input.
If you don't need the faster processor and dGPU, I'd save the $400 stick with the base model. If you're simply "interested" in the higher storage space, then you can make do with 256GB. Plus, you can always buy an external drive or one of those SD card storage adapters for non important files.
 

tubeexperience

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Does no one here check slickdeals or what?

The base 15.4" goes on sale for $1599 about once a month.

The base 13.3" also goes on sale for $999.
 

NickPhamUK

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It's kinda personal thing. Many people on this forum are powerusers, and of course they will recommend getting the highest storage possible bc you can't upgrade it. As for me, I've never needed more than 256GB. Heck, I even did fine with MBA 128GB back in 2011.
 
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