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

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

  1. henrys macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2012
    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 6502

    Nov 25, 2006
    London, UK
    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


    Feb 14, 2012
    Just checked and 2017 comes with AppleCare brand new and 2016 is £350 more no AppleCare.

    I see your points

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