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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by James.K.Polk, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2015
    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
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017

    Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    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

    Aug 31, 2015
    What does Bookarc do that just setting it on the desk not do? Just a space-saver?
  4. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    Space saver. Just bugged me after a while having the space gone. Not a big deal, but a good option.
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    15" is more future proof for sure.

    Quad Core vs. Dual Core. Discrete Graphics vs. Integrated.
  6. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    That doesn't make it more future proof. The future proof concept is murky at best :D

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