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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there,

 

for my school I have to switch from pc to mac. I'm wondering if you guys could tell me roughly speaking how much you think this laptop would be worth on the used market.

 

It is a 2015 Asus Zenbook pro

15" 4K screen touchscreen

i7-4720HQ CPU @2.6GHz

16GB RAM

1TB SSD

 

Thanks for any insights!

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12 minutes ago, thacatspyjamas said:

Hi there,

 

for my school I have to switch from pc to mac. I'm wondering if you guys could tell me roughly speaking how much you think this laptop would be worth on the used market.

 

It is a 2015 Asus Zenbook pro

15" 4K screen touchscreen

i7-4720HQ CPU @2.6GHz

16GB RAM

1TB SSD

 

Thanks for any insights!

That is one narly laptop for its age.  It even has a 1TB SSD  and 4k touch screen.  This thing is pricey and if its very solid condition then 400 to 600 dollar below its MSRP at that time.  Must be mint no scratches on the screen etc.  Clean it as well and make it nice and shiny for the new owner.


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The Zen Book Pro is a high end device. Look at what they are selling for on ebay and price accordingly. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
26 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

That is one narly laptop for its age.  It even has a 1TB SSD  and 4k touch screen.  This thing is pricey and if its very solid condition then 400 to 600 dollar below its MSRP at that time.  Must be mint no scratches on the screen etc.  Clean it as well and make it nice and shiny for the new owner.

Thanks for the help!!

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

The Zen Book Pro is a high end device. Look at what they are selling for on ebay and price accordingly. 

Thank you for the advice!

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1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

The Zen Book Pro is a high end device. Look at what they are selling for on ebay and price accordingly. 

Yes good post 5x5.  I would put it in craigslist as ebay will take a nice chunk out of the money you sell it for.  Also with craigslist people can see pictures and make it shine and what not clean it with alcohol, clean the keyboard make it look almost brand new and I promise it will sell, minus the fact ebay will take a nice chunk of the money.


Asus Sabertooth x79 / 4930k @ 4505 @ 1.408v / Gigabyte WF 2080 RTX / Corsair VG 64GB @ 1911 @ 9CL & AX1600i & H115i Pro @ 2x Noctua NF-A14 / Carbide 330r Blackout

Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface / KRK Rokits 10" / Sennheiser HD 650 / Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse & G915 Linear & C920 / SL 88 Grand / Cakewalk / NF-A14 Int P12 Exh 
AOC 40" 4k Curved / Samsung 40" 4k TV 120 MR / LaCie Porsche Design 2TB & 500GB / Samsung 950 Pro 500GB / 850 Pro 500GB / Crucial m4 500GB / Asus M.2 Card

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5 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Yes good post 5x5.  I would put it in craigslist as ebay will take a nice chunk out of the money you sell it for.  Also with craigslist people can see pictures and make it shine and what not clean it with alcohol, clean the keyboard make it look almost brand new and I promise it will sell, minus the fact ebay will take a nice chunk of the money.

Craigslist has next to no regulation so plenty of shady characters and scammers - I'd personally avoid it.

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8 minutes ago, thacatspyjamas said:

Thank you for the advice!

If you're getting a MacBook - go for a 2014-2015 MBP 15" - far more reliable, durable and cheaper than current ones with the abysmal thermals, broken keyboards, poor battery life, glitchy touchbar and T2 blackbox

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5 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

If you're getting a MacBook - go for a 2014-2015 MBP 15" - far more reliable, durable and cheaper than current ones with the abysmal thermals, broken keyboards, poor battery life, glitchy touchbar and T2 blackbox

Oh wow I didn't know it has so many issues.  The specs are pretty nice but I think the person who will know best is one that has used it for a period of time.  That macbook is way impressive for a 2015 model, I agree with 5x5 on that note.


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Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface / KRK Rokits 10" / Sennheiser HD 650 / Logitech G Pro Wireless Mouse & G915 Linear & C920 / SL 88 Grand / Cakewalk / NF-A14 Int P12 Exh 
AOC 40" 4k Curved / Samsung 40" 4k TV 120 MR / LaCie Porsche Design 2TB & 500GB / Samsung 950 Pro 500GB / 850 Pro 500GB / Crucial m4 500GB / Asus M.2 Card

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7 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

If you're getting a MacBook - go for a 2014-2015 MBP 15" - far more reliable, durable and cheaper than current ones with the abysmal thermals, broken keyboards, poor battery life, glitchy touchbar and T2 blackbox

Poor battery life? Seriously?


Primary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Monitor: Samsung S24D390 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27

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Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 8th Gen @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS

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3 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Poor battery life? Seriously?

Poorer than older models cause the Touch Bar and extra cores eats up battery power - in addition the T2 blackbox is eating power. I distinctly remember a controversy around the 2016 and 2017 models for that very reason (before the broken display Flex cable and keyboard being killed by 2 specs of dust happened)

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5 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Poorer than older models cause the Touch Bar and extra cores eats up battery power - in addition the T2 blackbox is eating power. I distinctly remember a controversy around the 2016 and 2017 models for that very reason (before the broken display Flex cable and keyboard being killed by 2 specs of dust happened)

Scroll down to Battery Runtime: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacBook-Pro-13-2018-Touch-Bar-i5-Laptop-Review.316648.0.html

 

You can see that the 2018 MBP 13" has better battery life than the 2017 model.

 

So no, battery life is not worse on older models and your generalization is false.


Primary PC:

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CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Monitor: Samsung S24D390 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27

Primary Laptop:

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Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 8th Gen @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS

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25 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Scroll down to Battery Runtime: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacBook-Pro-13-2018-Touch-Bar-i5-Laptop-Review.316648.0.html

 

You can see that the 2018 MBP 13" has better battery life than the 2017 model.

 

So no, battery life is not worse on older models and your generalization is false.

Who's talking about the 13, though? Regardless, using the touchbar or anything moderately demanding will reduce the battery life on the 2019 models dramatically due to the TouchBar display and the broken T2 blackbox

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10 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Who's talking about the 13, though?

I just gave an example to prove your generalization wrong.

11 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Regardless, using the touchbar or anything moderately demanding will reduce the battery life on the 2019 models dramatically due to the TouchBar display and the broken T2 blackbox

Does it matter? Battery life on newer models is still better than older ones (generally speaking).


Primary PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel® Xeon® X5675 @ 4.62 GHz 1.4V Motherboard: ASUS P6X58-E WS (BCLK: 201 MHz) CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 & Noctua NA-SRC10 RAM: Crucial DDR3-1606 8-11-11-28 (2x4GB) GPU: ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" 1TB HDD: WD Green 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) PSU: Corsair AX860i & White CableMod ModFlex™ Cables Case: Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) Monitor: Samsung S24D390 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) Keyboard: Logitech G710+ (Cherry MX Browns) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Mouse Pad: Steelseries QcK Racing Wheel: Logitech G27

Primary Laptop:

Spoiler

Model: Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2019 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 8th Gen @ 1.4 GHz RAM: LPDDR3-2133 (8GB) GPU: Intel® Iris Plus Graphics 645 SSD: NVME PCIe 256GB Display: 13.3" 2560x1600 60Hz 500 nit IPS

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2 hours ago, 5x5 said:

If you're getting a MacBook - go for a 2014-2015 MBP 15" - far more reliable, durable and cheaper than current ones with the abysmal thermals, broken keyboards, poor battery life, glitchy touchbar and T2 blackbox

 

1 hour ago, Turtle Rig said:

Oh wow I didn't know it has so many issues.  The specs are pretty nice but I think the person who will know best is one that has used it for a period of time.  That macbook is way impressive for a 2015 model, I agree with 5x5 on that note.

Luis Rossmann did a video on what Macbooks to buy. Id check that out. He repairs these machines for a living. He pretty much bitches about how shit these machines are in every video. But he does identify which ones are safe to buy. By shit I mean the hardware, Ive heard MacOS is pretty solid. 


You ever notice that many establishments have a sign that as "No Shirt, No Shoes, No service"? They never say anything about pants............ You know what that implies. You dont have to wear pants. 

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