Should I buy Refurb 2015 Retina 13" i7 16 GB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 8bitpunx, May 29, 2017.

  1. 8bitpunx macrumors newbie

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    Hey Friends!

    I'm new here. I currently own a 13" 15 Retina 8gb 126gb i5 that I bought open box from Best Buy last year. I need a machine that I can duel boot windows on, mainly for Excel (Max Excel doesn't support Power Pivot). I looked into upgrading the SSD in my current machine but its very pricey.

    I know we are possibly on the horizon of a new MBP, but I was looking at a refurb 2015 13" (I like that size) 16 gb, 1 TB ($2199) or 512 ($1800 i7) from Apple. I know the ports wont be up to date, but I think for what I would need it for I would be set. Any advice/thoughts? I dont have the space now on my current machine to partition Windows.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on how often you need to run Windows, you may want to consider Fusion, which can be run on an SD card.
     
  3. Neokiller309 macrumors member

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    Wait a couple of weeks, with a new MBP on the horizion possibly, The refurb might drop after the announcement/release.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    New product announcements regarding the MacBook Pro line are imminent.

    We should expect new 15" MBPro's to be announced about June 6, and probably will see revised 13" models close behind.

    I suggest you postpone any buying decision until the end of June, or you may be disappointed...
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    As with everyone else who ha posted, given that updates - or, announcements - are expected on MBPs in the coming week, I'd recommend holding off until then, not least because refurbished models may drop a bit in price.

    However, as someone who likes large memories (my last two MBAs have both been CTO and both came with 512 GB SSD) is there a reason (other than the fact that it is possible to do so) why you are contemplating1TB rather than 512 GB?
     
  6. 8bitpunx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went for the 512 gb!
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Congrats; enjoy - I hope it works out well for you.
     

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