01-28-2017 10:14 AM
Hi! I recently purchased a Macbook Pro from a nearby Best Buy store. It was my first Mac purchase and I was very excited. I was helped by a nice associate but he failed to mention the fact that he was selling me an older model. He definitely made it sound like I was getting the latest one and when I got on the internet later on that night, I discovered I indeed had not. So, I was disappointed because making a big purchase like a laptop you don't want to begin with an outdated model. My question is - is it worth it for me to return the Pro 2015 to buy the Pro 2016? What are the differences and will I be glad I exchanged this one for the one $450 more? I would appreciate any advice!!!
01-30-2017 08:37 AM
Hi vthokie2014 –
It’s tough to make a recommendation without knowing which SKU MacBook Pro you purchased. However you should be able to compare the model you purchased compared to the latest model MacBook Pro by viewing each of them found on our MacBook Pro Product Page.
|Michael|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate|
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02-20-2017 04:45 PM
05-02-2017 09:55 PM
They're both current models and there's not a drastic change in specsfor what the average person's going to use it for. If you have to have the latest and greatest hardware, you'll like the 2016 model. The USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports get a bad wrap but to be fair in the next 5 years, all laptops will most likely go to this type of setup, as you can literally adapt any connector to USB-C/Thunderbolt. It's just for the time being, because most of your accessories and other devices use the older USB-A, you will most likely have to buy adapters (and they just increased the prices on said adapters mid-April). These also feature louder speakers, better keyboard backlighting, better display and they're lighter weight (even though they cut the weight the battery remains the same).
The 2015 MacBook Pro is going to be your go-to model if you want "all the traditional ports" but note that it comes with added weight and dimensions and the storage amount is 1/2 of what's available on the most common 2016 MacBook Pro models. So in the same sense as you would most likely need adapters with the 2016 model MacBook Pro, you would most likely end up lugging around a portable external hard drive with this model due to low storage (about 110GB is free out-of-the-box after loading the operating system and all pre-installed apps; this only goes down as you use the computer more -- saving files and installing software/apps).
05-04-2017 03:45 PM