What the Hell Do I Do?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WuMyster, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. WuMyster macrumors regular

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    I've wanted a MBP for years (5+) and after being fed up with every windows laptop breaking, I decided last year to wait for this years to pick up a spec refresh.....

    Then yesterday happened and I've realised I've wasted over a year waiting. I was hoping to get a spec refreshed 15" no dedicated GPU MBP.

    They decide to release this MBP with a touch bar and slap on £1k more.

    Question is, is it worth buying the 2015 MBP new atm or do I bite the bullet and spend way more than I need on the new 15" MBP (as i don't need a dedicated GPU).
     
  2. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    Refurb store.
     
  3. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can't. I've been eyeing up the refurb store and the 2015 MBP 15" is never in stock. They occasionally have 2014 but never 2015.

    EDIT: Nvm... they've got some now. Refurb worth over new? Never owned a second hand laptop.
    EDIT2: Amazon sells them for cheaper new....
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Do you need 15" or can you do by 13"?
     
  5. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    try out new one in Apple Store. See if you like the Touch Bar. Make decision then
     
  6. Abaganov macrumors regular

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    The 15 MBP 2015 is a VERY capable machine, if you don't really care about the new design/touch bar/ and a bit more advanced tech , just go for the 2015,
    check eBay for refurb/or second hand in excellent condition
     
  7. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    The question is if the CPU of the 2015 will be competent for the next 5-7 years and I believe it will be.
    The only problem of the 2015 is that it's kinda loud sometimes.
     
  8. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't think I can. I was someone who moved from 17" to 15". I've played around with my friends 13" and it just felt too small.

    The touch bar is irrelevant to me, seems like a gimmick to me. I just want the latest tech/smaller form factor but that's not worththe price right? ANd no USB-A.

    Loud? Well that's not good.
     
  9. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I bought a 2015 MBP a few months ago from the refurb section of Apple.com. It came in a new box so I I don't know if it was actually a refurb or if they were just trying to dump stock. But my other previous Macs were all refurbs and I've been happy with all of them. I don't notice anything loud on the 2015 MBP. Maybe the fan when I'm doing a lot of stuff but it's nothing bothersome or weird.
     
  10. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a bit strange that buying it new is cheapter than refurb unless I'm missing something.
     
  11. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going to buy the older model, pull the trigger fast at amazon before they jack the price up.
     
  12. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    I would honestly save up an buy the new. Even if the Touch Bar doesn't interest you, the internals are all updated. Newer technology is always better.
     
  13. eroslws macrumors 6502

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    The 2015 15" is fine. You have 14 days to try it out to see if it isn't. They are still selling that model for a reason; clearly the new 15" is not for you and many others.
     
  14. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    The refurb section has multiple configurations at various price points. Are you sure you aren't comparing a base model with a refurb w/ higher specs?
     
  15. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep very sure. Lowest spec is priced at £1600. Same spec priced at £1450 at Amazon.
     
  16. GZR macrumors regular

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    Apple increased the UK prices yesterday and the the refurb prices went up in line with them.
    For example, the base 15" was £1599 new, it is now £1899 new and £1609 refurb.
    I paid £1440 (with student discount) for a new one direct from Apple last month, the same machine is now £1710 from Apple with the discount.

    Other retailers still have 2015 models at the old prices and some have discounts available. If you want a 2015 model it is best to buy it from a reseller, not direct from Apple.
     
  17. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Ohh...Amazon. I missed where you were looking at a different retailer. Get it from Amazon then. Personally, I will only buy refurbs directly from Apple as they come with a guarantee. But if the Amazon one is new and from a reputable Amazon seller, buy that one and save the $.
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Any specific reason for wanting the 15" or just general "feel" of it?
     
  19. WuMyster thread starter macrumors regular

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    While the 13" is very nice in terms of its portability; 13" screen is just too small for me.
     
  20. grifftaur macrumors regular

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    Right now there are 3 2015 15 inch MBP models available refurbished on Apple.com. I would say jump on it soon.
     
  21. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    Buy a refurb. I just picked a 15" Macbook Pro last night from refurb site, and I'm very happy with my decision.
     

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