15-inch 2016 vs 13-inch 2017

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

    nortonandreev macrumors 6502

    nortonandreev

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    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 68030

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

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    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 regular

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    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

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    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€
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-mid-2017-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html

    Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Late 2016 2250€
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...late-2016-retina-display-touch-bar-specs.html


    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 6502

    nortonandreev

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    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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