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    Should I sell older MacBook pros and get something else?
    I have two MacBook pros:

    1.) 13-inch/early 2015, 2.7 ghz, i5-120gb SSD, mid-2014

    2.) 15-inch, 2.5 ghz, i7-500 gb SSD

    How long do you think these will live on? Should I sell them now, while they're worth a little money and get something else...like a Mac mini or a newer MacBook?

    My kids are homeschooled. Their computing needs are basic. I almost prefer they use something with a desktop status. I have a 27-inch iMac, but I use it for work.

    These Pros are hand-me downs from me and my husband.

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    Should I sell older MacBook pros and get something else?
    badshoehabit's Avatar
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    MBP Retina late 2015 15.4" 16GB 2.5 GHz OS High Sierra; iPhone 7 128gb; iPad Mini 2, 32gb
    I'm no techie, simply a user. If they provide for your computing needs, why spend more? Plus newer models don't have the array of useful USB/lightning etc ports (maybe even a disk drive).
    Last edited by badshoehabit; 11-09-2018 at 12:54 PM.
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    If you don't have a pressing need and the computers serve your needs right now, you might as well keep them until they don't. At that point in time, you can purchase a new machine to suit your needs.

    Traditionally for people who are looking to upgrade, I usually recommend selling a machine that's no more than a year or two old. That way, you can sell the fact that you still have AppleCare, it's a relatively new model and can be used for a few years.

    If you try to sell a 2014 model in 2018/2019, that's now a couple of generations behind. Has no AppleCare and if something big breaks, it'll cost a lot of money to fix. As such, what you can get for it reduces a lot. So once you get past the warranty period, just keep the machine until it is not worth spending any money on fixing it (should it break).
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    Should I sell older MacBook pros and get something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyouguys View Post
    I have two MacBook pros:

    1.) 13-inch/early 2015, 2.7 ghz, i5-120gb SSD, mid-2014

    2.) 15-inch, 2.5 ghz, i7-500 gb SSD..............
    Well, I'd have to agree w/ the previous posters, i.e. if the laptops are working fine and upgraded to the most recent macOSs (current is Mojave 10.14.1), then the laptops should be fine for at least a few more years w/ the needs you define. I have a MBAir (early 2015; 128 GB SSD), mainly my travel computer - just upgraded to Mojave and working fine; also own an older MBPro (early 2013; 256 SSD) on High Sierra - said to be upgradeable to Mojave but waiting for a few more minor macOS updates. SO, save your money for the moment. Dave
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