Upgrade refurb 2015 macbook pro 15' to 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingofkings11, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. kingofkings11, Mar 24, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017

    kingofkings11 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2016
    I bought a 2015 Macbook Pro refurb with the below specs in Nov 2016 for around $2947 CDN.

    2.5 GHz i7
    16GB ram
    512GB ssd
    AMD Radeon R9 M370X

    Ive gotten an offer for it for $2900 and Im wondering if its worth spending an addition $567 and getting a refurb 2016 macbook pro with the below specs

    2.7GHz i7
    16GB ram
    512 GB ssd
    Radeon Pro 460

    I realize there are several threads online with people asking if they should upgrade or not. In this instance however Im cognizant that certain configurations of the 2016 macbook pros are not any speedier than the 2015s. Would that be the case for the above scenario? or would the aforementioned 2016 config out perform the 2015 enough to warrant spending an addition $567?

    Aside from performance I see that the new 2016 design and specs are facing certain issues being first generation is it worth taking the risk of buying a first generation or sticking with the final proven iteration that was 2015?

  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
  3. vcboard macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2016
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    Which design do you like more? (form factor, ports, keyboard, touch pad, etc.)
    And do you use your computer in a way that the 460 GPU's or the SSD's faster speed is something you can significantly benefit from?

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