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

    Mar 22, 2016
    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 68000

    Nov 9, 2010
    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

    Mar 8, 2011
    wait. if by chance they release quad core, then the new laptop will last you for 4+ years easily.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    Mar 22, 2016
    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

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    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

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    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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