I agree with this video 100%. If anybody were to ask me today what Apple computer they should buy that would give them the most bang for their buck, I would make the rare suggestion of not recommending the latest Apple laptop release. I would instead encourage them to buy a 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display before the supplies run out! This is what I consider to be Apple's last near-perfect computer.
Here are the reasons why:
- Thunderbolt 2 ports (this port is generally fast enough as it is for most people)
- USB 3 ports (if you must use USB-C, you can always buy an adapter -- easier to buy one adapter than having to buy many to convert the other way).
- SD card slot. This is insanely useful and I hate that Apple took this out of their pro machines. This pro machine's still got it!
- A keyboard you can actually type on.
So yes, if you're in the market to buy a new laptop, make it an old one. This laptop is insanely fast, very capable, and priced extremely low compared to its latest-generation counterparts.