dmn8

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Specifically regarding size, does anyone feel that the 16 is just slightly too big? I have been using a 2017 15.4 and even though the increased size and weight is minimal I definitely feel the difference.

I travel weekly, photography.
 

robvas

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Too big for small desks, coffee shop tables, using in a server rack...that's why I also own a 13" in addition to a 15/16
 
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Nacho98

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The footprint is exactly the same as the 2012-2015 15" Retina models, only the screen is bigger and the bezels are smaller. Coming from a 2012 15" Retina, no complaints here.

It's not exactly the same as the 2015 model. It's smaller in every dimension. Barely, but still it isn't exactly the same.
 
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mightyjabba

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It’s all relative. It’s certainly not too big in any absolute terms. We used bigger MBPs as recently as 3 years ago, and many of the previous models like the 17” were much larger and heavier. (Let’s not even get into the PowerBooks, some of which were almost comically thick and heavy). The question of whether it’s too big for you personally is something that only you can answer, but I will say that it will feel very large and heavy if you are used to something like a one-port MacBook, but I also think you can get used to it pretty quickly.
 
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Saturn1217

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Yes. Not anything against the 16" MBP, but it is too big for me personally and I don't want to downgrade my screen so I'm sticking with my 2017 15" MBP for the time being (actually somewhat tempted to get the last 15" model now while I still can for the improved keyboard).
 
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bosozoku

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For me it is LARGE. I commute with my laptop everyday and 13-14 inch is more convenient tan 15-16, especially here in Tokyo where morning trains are crowded as heck! So, I am actually waiting for 13 inch redesign (hope screen will be increased to 14 inches!), with scissor switch keyboard and I really hope, discrete gpu solution! Would buy 14inch mbp with 4 core i5 16gb ram and amd 5300 4Gb GPU!
 
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MassMacMan

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I came to my 16" MBP from the old venerable 17" MBP. Like so many of those 17" dinosaurs, the external graphics card on it died a few years ago, but I was able to poke the firmware as described in the sticky threads above and keep it running. When I saw the new 18" machine last month, I pulled the trigger. Compared to that old behemoth, the 16" MBP is a lean machine.
 
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mightyjabba

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Yes. Not anything against the 16" MBP, but it is too big for me personally and I don't want to downgrade my screen so I'm sticking with my 2017 15" MBP for the time being (actually somewhat tempted to get the last 15" model now while I still can for the improved keyboard).
I can totally understand people saying that it's too big relative to the 13", but the size difference with the 15" is so small as to be invisible without calipers.
 
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