rMBP '15 vs rMB '16 vs rMBP '16

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cdames00, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. cdames00 macrumors member


    Mar 19, 2012
    I've got a chance to get a new rMBP 13" 2015 base model for $1000 out the door. My other options are these:

    1. rMB 2016 with the M5 chip (I've got this one now but am well inside the return window)
    2. rMBP 2016 13" base model when ever it comes out for retail price (I'm assuming it'll be around the same price point).

    My usage mainly is everyday usage, maybe a little light gaming and photo editing. My major concern is storage, but I'm fine using an sd adapter to expand. I know for sure I want a retina display. I'm leaning towards to 2015 rMBP just for the significant cost savings but am looking for any opinions/ideas that might be helpful. Anyone have a performance comparison of the rMBP and the rMB?
  2. SamRyouji macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2016

    Judging on your said activities, I found nothing hardcore in it. Same as me, same as everyman. rMB still got the juice as powerful as 2012 i5 laptops. My casual laptop (Asus Vivo S300) from 2012 with 4GB RAM still runs Adobe Ps and Ai very well.

    Do you travel a lot and always toting your laptop with you all the time?
    YES: Buy rMB with that $70 adapter. Easier on your backpack or your hands.
    NO: Buy rMBP 2015. You'll save a lot you could buy an iPhone SE or AppleWatch Sport with the $ differences.

    My 2cents is: if you live in an area where internet is cheap and ultrafast, get the cloud (iCloud, DropBox, OneDrive, etc.). SD Card will die faster than you think, taking all your precious data with you.
  3. cdames00 thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 19, 2012
    I Took the deal on a new 2015 rMBP. For me it came down to ports and price; especially as I wouldn't be able to use the SD slot to expand my memory.

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