2016 13" Macbook Pro TB vs 2015 Macbook Pro 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rsg1010, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. rsg1010 macrumors member

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    Need some advice on which MacBook Pro to buy:

    My current usage is the following:

    - Web browsing
    - Minor photo and video editing for casual use
    - 5/6 applications open at any given time
    - Office productivity
    - Running Windows either in bootcamp or Parallels/Vmware Fusion
    - Media consumption
    - Minor gaming but not often.


    I don't have any heavy usage needs but I do like to keep my laptops for 4/5 years so to some degree, I would like to make sure that there are no noticeable slow downs through major OS updates. I currently have a 2012 rMBP 15" base model and that will be passed on to my wife so I am used to that screen size. It rarely leaves the house so I wouldn't say portability is a major concern. It has aged really well and functions as well as the day I bought it.

    I was contemplating getting the base 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar however for $200 more I can get a 2015 15" MacBook Pro base model.

    I don't find myself using the Touch Bar as a necessity (based on my needs). Sure, it would be nice to have but not sure if its essential. I also have reservations about getting a gen 1 product if many different issues arise. I figure that 2015 15" MacBook Pro would have all the various "kinks" worked out.

    Plus having a Quad Core, 16GB ram would be better for future proofing as well. Don't have any USB-C devices and not sure if I would be utilizing anything for the next couple of years

    Hoping some more knowledgable people can help me out please. Thanks
     
  2. andreyush macrumors 6502

    andreyush

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    Oct 24, 2015
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    you just answered to your own question :). IMO buy the 2015 model :D
     

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