Replace rMB battery or buy new 13inch MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Canadia69, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Canadia69 macrumors regular

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    So my battery need replacing...it lasts me barely 2h....initially I was going to pay 388 CDN$ out of my own pocket but after a LLLOONNG talk with my credit card provider, they will send me the 388$ to fix it (cc warranty extension)...

    But now Im rethinking using the money to repair the battery. Im currently at the end of my first year in Software Engineering and I don't know if it would be a better idea to buy a pro instead. When using eclipse, my 12inch performs kind of badly...i get a lot of spinning beachball wheel..sometimes it freezes when I try to test my code...

    But at the same time, I love the 12inch's portability...I already have back pain because of how my backpack was so heavy...a pro would not help...also I love how its small..I love that, unlike other people in my lectures, Im able to comfortably place my MB on my table and have a notebook beside it/under it...

    and if I was to buy a new MBP, here in canada, the non-touch bar starts at 1900$...so I would have to spend an extra 1500$....buuttt, if I'm going to need to buy a more performent laptop in the near future, id rather spend that 388$ on a that I'm eventually going to buy..

    So the main question isL Can the 12 rMB last me another 1 to 2 year? Will it be ok doing software development work like eclipse, Xcode, Visual Studio..?

    what would you do?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    If you decide for the MacBook Pro what would you do with the MacBook? Surely it is worth spending $377 to fix it even if only to sell it to get funds for MBP.
     

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