13 Inch Macbook Pro. 2016 or 2017?

Wilks

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Jun 7, 2018
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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
 

maflynn

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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.
 

Wilks

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Jun 7, 2018
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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.
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
 

jksu

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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
 

CrazyForCashews

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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.
 
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tubeexperience

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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.
Thanks
Neither.

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

Get the 2015 model.
 
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