Should I cancel my order?

MacAddiction

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In anticipation of yesterday's event and wanting to go for a lighter option, I sold my 13" i7 3.1 GHz 1TB 16GB 2015 on eBay this past Sunday ($1725). I'm having trouble getting payment on the item which could be a blessing in disguise.

Last night I ordered the 13" No Touch Bar/8GB/2.0Ghz i5/512SSD. I'll shed some thickness and about .5 pounds (space grey seems cool!). It just went into the "processing" status.

I don't think I'm gaining anything speed wise and giving up 50% of my hard drive space. With the education pricing its pretty much an even swap as far as price.

My finger is on that cancel button. Any thoughts?
 

Wreckus

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Personally, I wouldn't of bought the new MacBook Pro until you got the payment of your old MacBook Pro.

With that said, I would cancel until you get your payment or you save up and get the one w/ the touchbar. Upgrading to the new MacBook pro w/ no touchbar is pointless and a waste of money IMO as you had (or have) a great machine that will last a few more years.
 
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Jmausmuc

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Why would you want to switch from a 3.1 GhZ 16GB Ram 1TB HDD to a Machine with only 2 GhZ, only 8GB of Ram and half the hard drive space?

Just for the updated looks and .5 pounds?? You won't even get to have the touch strip...

I would never do that!
 

MacAddiction

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Thanks for these. The more I read the more I don't feel like I'm gaining. I'm going for more portability so I can't justify the price of the MacBook either (although it does look great). I gave my wife my old MacBook Air and have actually gone back to using it in the interim. It gives me what I need while I obsess over the decision! What a geek.....
 

Fidgetyrat

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Rather than getting the 13 with no touch bar, I just ordered a refurbished i7 3.1 with 16G, a keyboard that doesn't completely suck, and actual useful ports for $1600.
 
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MF878

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The non-Touch Bar model is a glorified Air, which is fine for people coming from an Air (though the price premium is hefty), but is a step down in performance for people coming from any somewhat recent Pro. It's a sort of odd anamoly in the new Pro lineup, not sure why Apple didn't put that spec in a 13" with the regular MacBook name.
 
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maflynn

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First off, cancel the order and then straighten out the sale of your machine, either by getting the payment or cancelling it outright.

If you cancel outright, take a day or two and decompress and determine if the newer machines are what you want, in terms of features, performance and function.
 
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lambertjohn

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In anticipation of yesterday's event and wanting to go for a lighter option, I sold my 13" i7 3.1 GHz 1TB 16GB 2015 on eBay this past Sunday ($1725). I'm having trouble getting payment on the item which could be a blessing in disguise.

Last night I ordered the 13" No Touch Bar/8GB/2.0Ghz i5/512SSD. I'll shed some thickness and about .5 pounds (space grey seems cool!). It just went into the "processing" status.

I don't think I'm gaining anything speed wise and giving up 50% of my hard drive space. With the education pricing its pretty much an even swap as far as price.

My finger is on that cancel button. Any thoughts?
I would have kept your old computer all day long. Not sure why you sold it in favor of one of the new ones, but I'd hang on to it for few more years, let the new MacBooks run their course and mature. My ten cents worth.
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Rather than getting the 13 with no touch bar, I just ordered a refurbished i7 3.1 with 16G, a keyboard that doesn't completely suck, and actual useful ports for $1600.
I just did the same thing, ordered a 2015 15" Macbook Pro from Apple's refurb website. $1699 for a quad core cpu, 16G ram, and a way better keyboard. In my opinion, a much better value for all the same reasons that you stated.
 
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Helpfixit

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In anticipation of yesterday's event and wanting to go for a lighter option, I sold my 13" i7 3.1 GHz 1TB 16GB 2015 on eBay this past Sunday ($1725). I'm having trouble getting payment on the item which could be a blessing in disguise.

Last night I ordered the 13" No Touch Bar/8GB/2.0Ghz i5/512SSD. I'll shed some thickness and about .5 pounds (space grey seems cool!). It just went into the "processing" status.

I don't think I'm gaining anything speed wise and giving up 50% of my hard drive space. With the education pricing its pretty much an even swap as far as price.

My finger is on that cancel button. Any thoughts?

I would cancel the order, and buy a larger SSD for the 2015 13" rMBP if in your position. The internal flash storage is now permanently fixed to the logic board just like the RAM on the new 2016 rMBP and can't be later upgraded. Out of warranty repair will be costly.
 

MacAddiction

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Thanks again everyone. I canceled everything and will be PERFECTLY happy with my 2015 13" i7 3.1 GHz 1TB 16GB. Everybody wins and I'll study up on how things proceed with these new MacBook Pros. Maybe I'll take the leap on the next upgrade.
 

NT1440

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Why in the world would you be upgrading the highest end machine after only a years use to begin with? My 2009 MBP lasted until 2015 and only died because of a soda mishap. I don't plan on leaving my 2015 model until 2020 at the earliest....
 
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Wallabe

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Cancel it. Keep what you have. 16GB and 1TB SSD is way better. Wait a year, let the touch bar market mature before you actually get the full benefit of it. Also let the USB-C market mature, so in a year, you won't even have to deal with dongles, probably except the SD card slot. Traditional USB will be the legacy ports by then.

By then when the market mature, and Apple releases the second release of the USB-C MBP, prices will come down and you can get an even faster machine.
 
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MacAddiction

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Cancel it. Keep what you have. 16GB and 1TB SSD is way better. Wait a year, let the touch bar market mature before you actually get the full benefit of it. Also let the USB-C market mature, so in a year, you won't even have to deal with dongles, probably except the SD card slot. Traditional USB will be the legacy ports by then.

By then when the market mature, and Apple releases the second release of the USB-C MBP, prices will come down and you can get an even faster machine.
This is so beautifully articulated! Thank you!!
 
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