15-inch 2016 vs 13-inch 2017

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nortonandreev, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. nortonandreev, Aug 4, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017

    nortonandreev macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Hey. I am about to replace my 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late-2015). I am wondering between the 15-inch 2016 and the 13-inch 2017 models.

    The configurations I'm wondering between are:

    15-inch 2016 - 16GB RAM, 256 SSD, Core i7 2.6GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.5), Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB Memory.

    13-inch 2017 - 8GB RAM, 512 SSD, Core i5 3.1GZh (Turbo Boost up to 3.5), Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650

    I will use it primary for coding and graphic design and I want to use it for at least 3-4 years.

    Which one would you go for? :)

    Update: I've chosen the 15-inch 2017.
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    15" for addition screen real estate for coding and graphics. Plus the quad core CPU will make everything faster.
  3. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I had a 2016 nTB 13" that I sold a few months back for a 2016 15" Pro model and I haven't regretted it for a second. The extra SSD space on the 13" is nice but external storage can be acquired for cheap.
  4. Sterkenburg macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2016
    If getting external storage is not a problem, then the 15" is the best machine for your intended usage. Coding and graphics --> you won't regret getting the larger screen.
  5. tsirik macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2017
    I am on the same road...

    Finally tomorrow i am going to buy my first macbook pro and yet i can't decide what model?

    My budget is max 2300€ and also i am planning in near future, to buy the LG 27 ud88 monitor.

    My usage is for basic Photoshop design like "website banners , psd website pages converting to HTML5".

    With multitasking simultaneously some chrome pages , Dreamweaver for html,css and javascript

    and thats all..

    Not gaming or 4k video editing.Also becomes my main machine and i am planning to using it a lot at home and rare out of my house ...

    My options are :

    Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 3.1 13" Touch/Mid-2017 2050€

    Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Late 2016 2250€

    I think the 2017 13' model can handle easily my needs and its also portable if needed .
    But the older 2016 15' model with extra 200€ is much powerful (I think) but is necessary for my usage?

    What is your opinion ?
  6. nortonandreev thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    I decided to get the 15" 2017.
    If I have to choose between 13" 2017 and 15" 2016 - I'd get the 15".

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