Selling brandnew rMBP 2015 15" 2.8/512?

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  1. OSX15 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I've been reading here almost daily for the last 18 months. I rarely post here but I'm secretly addicted to this forum;). I have to make a decision but it's a hard one.. at least for me. Please don't judge me for asking it here, I usually tend to be very good at decision making but I would like to hear the opinion of others.

    My situation: I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15" Mid 14. The maxed out version with 750M. My macbook is effected by some problems like little coating coming off my screen (staingate) and some other relatively 'small' issues. Instead of repairing Apple offered me the new 2015 Macbook as a replacement. Not a bad thing considering this one is already 20 Months old.

    This configuration still costs around € 3000 in Europe. I already received offers from people I know who would like to pay between 2500-2800 euros. There is still apple care on it for 16 months.

    What do you think? Should I sell it for maximum profit and then buy refurbished at a good price and wait untill the new Macbook pro 15" will come out or would you just use it, knowing that it will (might) have great resell value after a few months?

    Some important information; I'm a creative professional and entrepreneur so I will be using the Macbook daily to earn my living. This is also part of the reason why I am in doubt. If I can have a better model in the near future for practically no extra investment that might be great, don't you agree? :):apple:
     
  2. flavr macrumors 6502

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    I am also a creative professional (www.flavcreative.com) and just picked up the same 2015 Macbook Pro on a great deal $1500 and its been perfect. My question is what more do you need in a computer? This thing has more than enough power for design work. Unless you are doing gaming, animation, video, 3D etc why wait for a thinner laptop with no expansion ports, less powerful integrated graphics card (than the current AMD M370X dedicated one) and a marginally better processor?

    Also as a professional you need your computer to be working reliably. A brand new model will not be nearly as reliable.

    Get the 2015.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Refurb Macs in Europe are quite hard to come by, especially if you're looking for a specific configuration. Hence I would keep the 2015 you're getting from Apple and then decide whether to keep it or sell it when the new ones are released.
     
  4. OSX15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well to be honest I would like have a computer that is faster at rendering video.. also working in After Effects is painfully slow. Also the build in ability to encode/decode h265 codec (4k) would be nice.. However I agree that this computer is still great. I already calculated that the Jump to skylake will only result in a 10% increase in power. That's not massive.. However the new Polaris architechture (GPU) could be massive. Do I read correctly from your post that you assume they will not have dGPU option? Thanks for your input!

    I think you are right. It's not easy to find them. Refurbished and secondhand Macbooks are selling like hotcakes.
     
  5. Queen6, Jun 19, 2016
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    Seems obvious to me, keep and use the 2015, when the new 2016 MBP is released you can then access which is best for your needs, if the 2016 you wont loose too much on the 2015, especially if you keep all the packaging etc. selling as near new.

    I also think it`s better to wait on the second generation of the new MBP as the 2016 model will undergo a lot change is current rumours pan out. If your monetizing the systems then this should not be a big concern.

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  6. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Have you considered moving to a Windows desktop? Much better bang for the buck when using AfterEffects and other products. Also, having multiple big monitors make most work so much easier.
     
  7. OSX15 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You might be right about the hardware part. It's true that there hasn't been much change in the last few years. This may also indicate that the 2015 model should be pretty stable. Almost never read issues with it. It's most often the first generation as you said. And yes, of course I'm making money with the systems but even if I was a millionaire I wouldn't waste money if not neccesary. ;)

    Haha you would not believe it.. but I just sold a really expensive and great Windows desktop. It was great for video editing. However I needed more mobility. :(

    :apple: My overall conclusion: :apple:

    I think I'll use the mid 2015 model and just enjoy the new trackpad, new GPU and faster SSD :D
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Make the right decisions, you won't be wasting any money ;)

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