Nov 7, 2016 by: Ezra Reschke

Over the last year I have been begging for a new laptop to replace my ever aging MacBook Air. Since the launch of the new MacBook Pros, I have been doing a lot of consideration on what to save for. I have decided that the new MacBook Pros are overpriced for what I, and probably many others, need. Most people need a fast processor, 16 gb ram, and a 512 Gb SSD, all of which can be found on the new MBPs. However, what is not on the new MacBooks is a SD card reader and a general ease of access with ports that do not require dongles. And now, here are some reasons to buy the 2015 MacBook Pro over the most recent models:    
1. Price
The prices of the new MBPs are super high and you can easily save a couple hundred dollars by buying last years model. 
The 2015 model has 
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost to 4.0 GHz (Crystalwell)
  • 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM
  • 256GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 15.4" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
  • 2880 x 1800 Native Resolution
  • Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, HDMI
  • Force Touch Trackpad
  • AMD graphics
Versus the 2016:

 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz

16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM

256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD

Integrated Intel HD Graphics 530

15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology


Force Touch Trackpad?

Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

3. Touch Bar 

If you can live without the fancy new touch bar until prices drop, go with last year's model.

4. Future Proof

If you go with a maxed out model from 2015 it will likely be able to keep up with the newer machines for at least 2 years. 

5. Hate USB-C

If you hate USB-C, go with the 2015 model.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any additional input leave it in the comment below.

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