Since I have a 13" 2016 MBP should I sell my 2015 12" rMB,?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    I have a silver 13" and space grey 12"

    its nice having the 12" but I dont really need it anymore, I'm mostly glued to my 13"

    should I sell it? dont necessarily need the money either but probably can get $600ish locally I'm sure even out of warranty and all,

    I like having two iPhones, SE and 7+ but two laptops may not be needed,

    I know this is entirely personal preference, but just curious WWYD
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    Are both your phones the same number or different numbers? If they are different numbers then sell the laptop but if they are the same phone number then keep the laptop.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Why that logic just curious?

    Same # I swap the sim depending on mood.

    SE is nice bike riding and when I feel like wanting iOS 9/ one handed ness
     
  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    I would dump it or give it away. No need to maintain 2 laptops and have to worry "Which laptop did I download that file on?". Also, if you give to someone who needs it you get Karma points!
     
  5. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    The logic is you don't really need 2 phones with the same number, so you don't really need 2 laptops so close in size. My logic is you have 2 phones and seem to enjoy it, you might as well do the same thing with your laptops:)
     
  6. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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    I would get rid of it unless you use one for work and one for personal use.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Lol both the previous 2 posts describe my predicament.

    I regretted selling my MacBook Air when I got my 12" though not right away just over time.

    I wonder if I'd feel this way since my 13" no touch Bar is a souped up 12" essentially (way better proc too)
     
  8. Photios macrumors member

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    I think the 12" is very close in size to the 13", especially now with the 2016 redesign. I had a 12" and replaced it with the 13" tMBP. I will never go back to the 12" now that I have the 13". My 12" was sold and has a new owner. :)
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    In fact, I'm going to sell my 15" too. The 2016 13" hits the sweet spot for me!
     
  9. Eldar Gezalov macrumors newbie

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    Sell you 12-inch MacBook. You maybe regretted selling MacBook Air, but this time is different. Your new MacBook Pro is like the upgrade to 12-inch MacBook (two USB-C ports, better performance, etc). When you got your 12-inch MacBook, it had just one USB-C port compared to quite a few useful ports on MacBook Air, plus the performance was probably worse or the same. This time you got much better product in any area. The only exception is the portability, but I also think that 13-inch MacBook Pro is portable enough to ditch 12-inch completely.
     
  10. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    You can go ahead and send it to me:)

    In all seriousness, sell it. You can get much more than $600. I see them on my local Craigslist for $850ish and on Swappa they are about the same.
     
  11. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    For a base 12" 2015 with no warranty left? Hmmm, maybe I should re-evaluate

    but they're $929 refurb w 1 year warranty, so..
     
  12. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, they've dropped a little bit recently (been a little while since I checked) but you should still be able to get $750+ for it.

    https://swappa.com/buy/apple-macbook-retina-2015-12
     
  13. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    If you don't really need the 12" MacBook anymore, you might as well get rid of it. The only reason I can see to keep it around if you like the 13" MacBook Pro is to use as a backup computer if your main machine ever dies on you, or if you want to have access to a computer but don't want to carry a MBP while traveling.
     
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    I've considered both of these too, no computer downtime should my 13" need to be in the shop,

    and for rare instances where 12" MB and 9.7" Pro is desired coming in at same weight as 13" alone

    and just having another color, on hand. for perspective or spoiled-ness, or something

    but streamlining my line up seems enticing too, I guess I should see if I can get $700+ first, or an offer better than $600 locally and then decide accordingly
     
  15. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    This

    I just did this Monday. Giving the rMB to my stepdaughter and selling the 15" rMBP.

    I got the ntMBP and I couldn't be happier. Only .5 pounds heavier.... unbelievable!

    My advice... sell the 12 inches and enjoy your ntMBP.
     
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  17. bizack macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have 0, 1 or 2 cars?
     
  18. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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  19. bizack macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, that makes your decision more difficult.
     
  20. touchbearr macrumors newbie

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    OP, whats the average battery life of your MBs?
     
  21. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Congratulations!

    I am in the same position... I feel I no longer need my 15" Mid- 2014 MacBook Pro: 2.8/16/1tb/Nvidia
     
  23. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    I would say if you don't need the 12" MB then sell it. Can i just ask, how does the 2016 13" MacBook Pro compare to the 12" MB? I'm asking because i want to upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro later this year, however i cant decide between the 15" and the 13" I already have a iPad Pro 12.9" but i use it more for consumption (Netflix, Youtube) web browsing and so on.
     
  24. infernoguy macrumors regular

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    I think Apple should have named the 13 inch nTB the MacBook Plus because it's basically a larger version on the 12 inch MacBook (2 USB C, larger screen, slightly heavier).

    I've had both and I have to say that I like the 13 a lot. You don't notice the weight difference in a bag or backpack and it it just looks great!
     
  25. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    I think the none touch bar version will eventually replace the MacBook Air, i feel like the only reason Apple have kept the MacBook Air at the moment is because of the price, the none touch bar is more expensive, i think either this year or next, they will replace the MacBook Air altogether.

    The new MacBook Pro's look really thin, i haven't seen them in person yet. However compared to my 2011 MacBook Pro I'm expecting they are much thinner and lighter. I will probably decide between the 13" and 15" when i go to an Apple store and look them.
     

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