So glad I bought a MacBook Pro before now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andeify, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. andeify macrumors 6502

    andeify

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    I just thought I would start a thread for people like me who are so glad they bought a MacBook Pro before now.

    I'm shocked that Apple has removed premium class niceties like the MagSafe power port and the glowing Apple logo, the price has gone up drastically and not only that but you will have to buy a couple of USB adapters and an SD card reader for all your current peripherals.

    I really like the touch bar, I think its a great idea but I think the cons out-weigh the pros.

    I love my Mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro, and I'm so glad I didn't wait.
     
  2. dk808 macrumors 6502a

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    Regardless of what you think, the new macbook pro is a lot better than your model. The only problem is the price but we've had almost 2 years to save up
     
  3. flavr, Oct 27, 2016
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    flavr macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I was lucky to find a barely used the current model 2015 top of the line MacbookPro 15 with the Radeon R9 M370X for $1500 INCLUDING 3 years of Apple Care. The new 2016 top of the line released today is twice that much. I'm very pleased indeed!

    I'm also interested to see the performance increase of the Radeon Pro 450 and Radeon Pro 455 over the previous Radeon R9 M370X. The 130% increase in performance Apple is saying is for the Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB memory upgraded video card option.
     
  4. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Happy with my 2015 2.5, 512GB I bought last week.
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    I agree with everyone. I will be hanging on to my 2015 15" rMBP for a while. Maybe next summer when KabyLake appears? Maybe.
     
  6. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't say a lot :p
     
  7. fate0311 macrumors 6502

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    Maxed out 15" Mid-'15 MBP....will not be upgrading.
     
  8. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Yep, glad I snapped up a 15" rMBP with dGPU few months ago at a very good price, even has 3 years of AppleCare on it, gonna be keeping it for a while.
     
  9. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Agree with you, glad I bought my early 2015 rMBP last month.
     
  10. hj576 macrumors regular

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    You guys do know you can still buy the 2015 model .....
    Everyone here saying how glad they are they picked one before the reveal make it sound people cant buy those machines anymore.
    Anyone who thinks last gen machines were better could still get them. So really defeats the purpose of this post..

    And seriously, the glowing logo is one of your reasons on why you prefer previous laptops ? wow
     
  11. arbitrage macrumors 6502a

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    What is with all these ridiculous threads. Yeah we get it you need a better job and can't afford the new one. Yes we are all glad and really care that you bought one in 2014. I bought one on release date in 2012. I just gave myself a pat on the back.

    You can still buy the 2015 brand new and you can still buy refurbished 2015s to save even more money.

    The glowing logo?? That thing is hideous...so glad my 12"rMB doesn't have it and so glad my incoming 2016 rMBP won't have it either.

    The only point I will concede is the loss of magsafe...yes magsafe was an amazing invention...oh wait...there are already solutions.... Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 6.12.04 PM.png
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Apple glow logo.. hideous? I have a 12" rMB and 13" rMBP 2013 and I love the glow,

    and that magsafe alternative is junk, doesn't stay in and cord is too heavy to pull it out easily,
    ( I have it )
     
  13. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I don't quite understand the glowing Apple logo. It's on the opposite side of the screen -- I can't see it at all when using the computer, and it doesn't glow when it's off. Does it illuminate in clamshell?
     
  14. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    sometimes getting up, and coming back to the laptop, you can see it.

    sometimes I just give it a 180 spin and stare at the glow at a crowded coffee shop, different people have different uses.



    ..kidding about that last bit, but sometimes getting up to get a napkin or something? and coming back to your table?

    I mean the thing glows, you see peoples' products glow. of course you don't see it in regular use, but one could argue the same about the thing when its closed not having that plastic antenna behind the hinge/part of hinge. In regular use, you don't see that.

    it just looks nicer than a scratch and fingerprint prone mirror-like insert, and more premium and stand out-ish than any old laptop

    all Imo of course,
     
  15. protoxx, Nov 7, 2016
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    protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Advertising.


    So the junkies who wander into a Starbucks know which laptop to steal.
     
  16. hj576 macrumors regular

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    Man you must love bulbs...
    (just kidding, hope no offense taken :D )
     
  17. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    I personally even think a white-ish unlit apple logo in closed mode is preferable to the mirror

    ymmv

    Deal breakingly so? Obviously not, I own the 12" haha. proof is in the pudding

    but it represents a sad vision of the future,
     
  18. Altis macrumors 68020

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    False logic... all the laptops in Starbucks are MacBooks ;)

    I once walked in with a Lenovo T450S... you'd have thought Jack the Ripper sat down and sharpened his blades by the looks on their faces!
     

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