13" MBP w/ TouchBar & LG 4K UltraFine, or 15" MBP w/ TouchBar?

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  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

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    Really hung on this, and I've gone back and forth a number of times. I'd love to get a computer that lasts me 4-5 years. Use is not so strenuous - light photo editing, lots of PDFs and Word/Excel (and Mac equivalent) work. Sometimes 10-15 documents at once. Occasional 3D rendering but not enough (IMO) to warrant consideration.

    I purchased a 13" MBP w/ TouchBar (base, 8 GB of RAM, 256 SSD) along with the LG UltraFine 4K and Apple "Magic" Peripherals. Cost was 2,710.44 after tax.

    The alternative is a 15" MBP w/ TB (base) at a cost of $2,548.94 after tax.

    With a differential of only $150, which of these "bundles" will take me more into the future?
     
  2. Macalway, Mar 25, 2017
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    Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Hard to tell, what is more future proof, without a crystal ball.

    FWIW, I use the 4k UF LG and the 13". I also own a 2016 15"

    The LG's creen is better than the laptops (if you can believe that). If you have the right percentage of time at the desktop there's that.
    Get a Bookarc
     
  3. James.K.Polk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does Bookarc do that just setting it on the desk not do? Just a space-saver?
     
  4. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Space saver. Just bugged me after a while having the space gone. Not a big deal, but a good option.
     
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    15" is more future proof for sure.

    Quad Core vs. Dual Core. Discrete Graphics vs. Integrated.
     
  6. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't make it more future proof. The future proof concept is murky at best :D
     

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