Which is bang for the buck?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by internationalapp, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. internationalapp macrumors newbie

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    Used 2015 Macbook Pro 13" (2.7Ghz, 256GB SSD, 8GB) For $800 (with Windows 10 Pro) Or
    New 2016 Macbook Pro 13" Without Touch Bar (2 Ghz, 256GB SSD, 8GB) For $1470 (Including Dongles And Tax).
    I plan to use it for college. Major: Engineering
     
  2. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    The 2015 MacBook Pro is still a very capable machine. I'm curious though, were you planning on sticking with Windows 10 regardless of which laptop you get? If that's the case, why not save even more and just get a Windows laptop to begin with?
     
  3. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    Your price discrepancy you quoted is going to make the second option almost impossible to justify though.
     
  4. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

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    The first option looks really good provided the Macbook is in a great condition.
     
  5. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    Not fair to compare a used computer vs new, get the first if you need to get bang for buck
     
  6. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    Yup exactly my sentiments. Based purely on functionality, the 2015 rMBP should do just fine.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 27, 2016 ---
    You only miss the benefits of:
    That larger trackpad - if you like it
    Lighter, thinner
    That new keyboard - if you like it
    Newer processors
    Faster IO - if you use it
    Much better speakers

    But you lose the ports of course :)
     
  7. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502

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    The new 2015 13" with 256 GB SSD will be close to the price of 13" 2016 nTB.

    If buy new, get the 2016 version.

    If you don't mind used, get the first.
     
  8. Hyloba macrumors 6502

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    It is exactly the same price in my country.
     

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