Should I buy a refurbished macbook pro 13" 2015 or wait a few months?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bonaqua123, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. bonaqua123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, as there were no new macbook pros launched at yesterday's live event, I am now contemplating buying a refurbished macbook pro 13" 2015. I am from the UK but currently on holiday in Hong Kong where a refurbished MBP is £80 ($115) cheaper than in the UK.

    So my question is whether to wait a few months for the new macbook pro or buy now and take advantage of the extra saving?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pmau macrumors 65816

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    As discussed in many threads already, I would wait until June and even look for alternatives.
    If Apple continues its minimalistic approach and there are certainly better equipped models around.
    The pricing especially in Europe gets ridiculous. I might look elsewhere and I owned many many Macs.
     
  3. d0minick macrumors 6502

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    wait. if by chance they release quad core, then the new laptop will last you for 4+ years easily.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Unless you are a gamer or video editor it really won't make any difference to you buy now and enjoy it.
     
  5. bonaqua123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Yes I don't do a lot of gaming and have been using my macbook from late 2009, so I would expect/hope the current Mbp will last me a similar amount of time.
     
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I used my 2011 15" MBP right up until i bought a refurb 2015 2 weeks ago or so. I use my computer for audio production, so it's pretty demanding. I know this computer will last me another 5 years, so I'm not really all that worried about what comes out this year or next, or the next. I saved almost $400 on this machine. I won't be getting a 2016 model for $1699 that's for sure. I never was envious of the 2012, 2013, 2014, or even 2015 when they came out because my 2011 worked so well. I just decided this year it was time to upgrade and refurb made the price one that I could easily swallow.
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    You will for that $1699 plus tax on a non Apple site. But if you have to finance through apple i get it.


    Right now is so far down the line and the new processors offer a fair bit over the two year old processor used in the 15. I can't see buying an15 now for a few hundred dollars saved. That said when the next model rolls refund will drop more in price

    I was shocked to see they still want 2k for a 2913 15 which was $2500 in 2013. Education pricing makes a new machine a couple hundred more.
     

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