2016 i7, 16GB, 1TB or 2017 i5, 8GB, 512GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by henrys, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. henrys macrumors regular

    henrys

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    Would appreciate any advice, price difference is about £400/£450. I think the 1TB 2016 is worth the extra money but I think the overall value of the machine would probably depreciate more over the same period of time, given no one really values the +£200 premium to upgrade from i5 to i7 for the 13 inch?

    I have also read there is no real experienceable difference with the i5 and i7, especially at dual core level. I am not a pro user, just web browsing and etc.., but having i7 for the sake of i7 sounds appealing.

    Also the issue with 2016 vs 2017, not a major improvement but ultimately 1 generation behind.

    Would love to hear people's thoughts :)
     
  2. Vazza macrumors regular

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    I personally would go for the 2017 13". You even say you're not a pro user so is there a need for 1TB internal storage when 512GB and a fast external SSD if needed should be fine? £450 extra to get an older MBP with storage you may not need and a processor you won't utilise...sounds like a bad deal to me!:eek: If you are getting the 2017 one though, I'd try and get 16GB RAM personally.
     
  3. henrys thread starter macrumors regular

    henrys

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    Just checked and 2017 comes with AppleCare brand new and 2016 is £350 more no AppleCare.

    I see your points
     

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