13 Inch Macbook Pro. 2016 or 2017?

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  1. Wilks macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I am a light user which will mainly be word processing and general activities and some Adobe lightroom on the side.

    I am looking to buy a refurb and I have two options

    A 2016 13 inch macbook pro with a 2.9Ghz non kaby lake processor with a touch bar for £1309
    OR
    A 2017 13 inch macbook pro with a 2.3Ghz Kaby lake processor without a touch bar for £1229

    All other specs are the same

    Any opinions on what will benefit me more or shall I go with the lower price?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The non touchbar menu has less ports and uses a slower CPU (but has a larger battery).

    I guess the issue comes down to whether you want the touchbar or not.
     
  3. Wilks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The ports is a very good point

    So the new processors are slower than the older ones?

    How is the battery life affected between the two?

    I don't feel like I'll need the touch bar although touch Id would be handy

    Thanks
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Non touchbar uses a 15w TDP processor vs a 45w TDP processor for the touchbar model.
     
  5. jksu macrumors regular

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    i’d go 2017 ntb for better battery and likely revised keyboard.

    for your needs extra cpu power isn’t needed.

    i like my physical esc and function keys
     
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I would get the TB because of more ports IMHO.
     
  7. CrazyForCashews macrumors regular

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    Get the 2015 MacBook Pro until Apple gets their act together with the new Pros.

    You're saving yourself not only time and money, but Advil too.
     
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Based off hyperbole .
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Neither.

    How would you be doing word processing when the keys stop working?

    Get the 2015 model.
     
  10. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Based off hyperbole.
     
  11. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Actual advice from Apple of what to do when the butterfly keyboard stops working

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  12. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Cool? Have not done it in mine . You have an agenda and so all I have to say is goodbye
     
  13. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    I do have an agenda: giving the best advices.
     
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    You aren’t though. So bye .
     
  15. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    I thought you said "goodbye" already.
     

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