What is the best choice for my bucks atm?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BahnCard, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. BahnCard macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2017
    Total budget and country of purchase: 1500, Germany

    • Do you prefer a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications for the money? Pick or include any that apply. Best Specs for money > Battery

    • How important is weight and thinness to you? ok

    • Which OS do you require? Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Linux. MacOS

    • Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 13-15

    • Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. no, maybe a bit of gaming / videoediting, but not regularly

    • If you're gaming, do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want? indiegames
    * Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)?
    • Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. I need: The best macbook for the cheapest price.
    What I want to do with it: - Doing stuff online - being happy that MacOS "just works" - lots of keynote presentations for work - audio editing - video editing like once in a year

    512GB SSD is a must for me, everything else should be just the best stuff for the least money ;)

    I am able to spend 1500 € (+ Apple Care on top)

    Long story about me: I was a windows user from 19XX to 2006 and I bought my first macbook pro then. It was switched out a few years later thanks to apple care and bad apple repairmen so I got another macbook. So I got a Macbook for around 10 years and decided: **** Apple, **** expensive Macbooks, I can linux. So now I am stuck with a T460s and a not so satisfying user experience and keep longing for buying another macbook. I quit Windows because I was fed up with driver ********.

    So here I am: I want to spend 1500 € max and want to have a 512 GB SSD.

    So what's the best bang for the buck? I was hoping for greatly updated Macbook Airs but the processor update doesn't cut it for me. I read somewhere a 2015 Macbook pro would be the best choice for a cheap Macbook pro while having still good specs is that true? If so, which one exactly? I am looking for specific model numbers.

    My opinion about macbook air: 2 year old Hardware, for such a high price seems like a rip off for me. My opinion about 12" Macbook: Seems fishy, like a not ready Macbook pro, feels also ripoffy for me
    My Opinion about Macbook Pro: How can anyone afford that!?

    Thanks for helping me in advance!
  2. KGB7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
  3. BahnCard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2017
    Yeah but which used one has the best bang for the buck?
  4. krause734 macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    You'll probably get the best bang for your buck buying on craigslist/Amazon/eBay. Apple Refurbished isn't a great deal but at least comes with a warranty. A lot like buying a CPO car. I see 2015 512GB 15" on eBay for around $1500. Sometimes you can find them with Applecare which gives some peace of mind.

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