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Macbook pro YEAR ?

Ok guys, so i bought this macbook pro ( MacBook Pro 15,4'' i7 2,8GHz 512 GB with Touch Bar and Touch ID Grey ) online from FNAC spain ( Where i live now ). before i paid the ( 3.165.69 euros ) i called to ask if this macbook is from this year (2018). I was told yes, it is from May 2018. Now since it has yet arrived, i was looking online and i cannot find the same specs from 2018, i can however find the exact specs from july 2017... Is this correct?

Your help would be appreciated so that i will not even open the box if so.

Thank you,


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It was released June 2017.

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According to what I can find out this model was released June 2017. Apple keeps making models for a long time so it could have be sold for the first time in 2018.

Post was last edited on September 10, 2018 3:22 PM PDT

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While what Bob says is true,

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I did a a quick look at the Spanish Apple Store and find that the NEW 2018 MBP 15.4" with 16GB RAM, 2.6Ghz i7 processor and 512GB SSD, currently retails at €3299.00 and the smaller version with all the same specs but with a smaller, 256GB, SSD goes for €2799.00

Now there may be additional tax on top of that but usually VAT (or similar), in the EU, is usually included in the advertised price.


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Yeah but that's not the one I have. The one I have is 2.8ghz.

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I realize that it is not the one you have,

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that was my point.
The model I quoted was a 2018 model MacBook.

To change it or not is entirely your decision but I think that your supplier, FNAC, seems to be very proud of their stock.
I wonder why their prices seem to be much higher than purchasing from the Apple Store (Spain)


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In reply to: I realize that it is not the one you have,

It is the same price as in apple as I could see

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I was referring to the Apple Store prices

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for a new MBP model as opposed to the FNAC prices for last years model


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Gotcha! Yeah well. I couldn't find mine on the apple store but I did notice that even though they are selling the 2018 version, some of the 2017 seems better compared. Processor and graphic card wise. I am so confused lol...truly duno what to do

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What I found was same.

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It was designed in 2017 and looks to have been sold into 2018. I recall some article that Apple did a mild update to the CPU and such this year and some were upset the update wasn't bigger than it was.

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Should I change it to 2018 or no point?

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So basically it is a 2018 Macbook as well just made in 2017? I'm really bad with comparations that's why I always try to get the latest one that came out. I see that the graphic card for the 2018 is radeon pro 555X and has 2.9Ghz processor, while from my understanding the 2017 version has a Radeon Pro 560 4 GB GDDR5, isn't the 2017 better?
I am just concerned if I should ask them to change it to one from this year or maybe it's pointless and I should just keep the 2017 one.
What do you recommend me?
Thanks again.

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Could be made in 2018.

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Help me choose

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Could you help me choose on from FNAC website. My tops to pay is 3.299euros. I am so lost lol. I'll be using AE. PS. AI and DW.
Thank you so much

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Sorry but you are splitting hairs or

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Horse racing. While the CPU does have an edge I couldn't find a definite win for either GPU as one had more cores and the other a possible clock advantage.

This means the the results will change depending on the test. That is, again why I call it horse racing. Track conditions change and you have one or the other win.

Your initial question is about the model year. I've already looked into that and see that has been answered.

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Wow...thank you! Sorry for bothering you. I will post another post for my other questions then

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Don't want to offend you.

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But I hope I was clear enough about the GPU horse race.

One has more cores, the other might have more clock speed. Clock speed is set by the laptop maker so that's an iffy area. Apple may pull back on the GPU clock if they find it makes too much heat.

Then a game or app could utilize those cores so the lower clock speed wins that round and another app could use less cores and the higher clock speed wins.

No definitive winner here.

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No worries

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Which one would you go for? I need to make a decision tomorrow as I am going to the shop.

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Which one?

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If same price, the newer design.

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Mid 2017

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I ended up keeping the mid 2017 one. Looks like the graphics cards are a slight better. As the rest is about the same.

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The graphic card is different that's different from the 2017. 2017 radeon pro 560 vs 555

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Should I change it

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Thank you much! Should I ask to change it one for this year? As it is very expensive I am concerned if I should change it or not.

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Macbook pro YEAR

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Model Model Identifier
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) MacBook Pro11,2 MacBook Pro11,3
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) MacBook Pro11,2 MacBook Pro11,3
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) MacBookPro10,1
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) MacBookPro10,1

Post was last edited on September 17, 2018 4:38 AM PDT

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