Resale of 2.5GHz vs 2.8Ghz 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rick3000, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. rick3000, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014

    rick3000 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    West Coast
    I am curious what people's opinions are of the 2.5Ghz vs 2.8Ghz 15" MBP in relation to resale value.

    I am about to buy a 15" with a 1TB SSD, the 2.8Ghz is $200 more, and I am debating maxing it out versus not. I do not particularly need the 2.8Ghz, however I am curious if maxing it out will help resale value in 2-3 years time. I realize a lot of people will say to buy the computer you need, and I do not need the 2.8Ghz. I am just curious what people think from a resale viewpoint.

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Seeing as people buying used aren't usually out after the latest and greatest, I doubt it'll do much as far as resale goes.
  3. yangchewren macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    It won't help much, in 2-3 years, the GPU or ram will likely be a defining factor in determining its resale value. Since you're likely getting the 750m and ram is the same for all models - I don't think you should over think this and just go with the 2.5ghz model.

    Additionally, the general condition and presence of warranty would take precedence over these hardware factors.
  4. aoaaron macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2010
    Number of Ghz will only help you sell to idiots.

    Each iteration of intel's new processors played a bigger role than the clock speed.

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