2016 Macbook pro 13 with or without touch bar?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dexter4, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Dexter4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    Need some advice on this. I am not sure if it is a good idea to get the updated 13 MBPr without the touch bar? Other than the touch ID I am not seeing much advantage. Do you think its worth to future proof in this aspect? I am looking at maxing out the ram instead. Any thoughts?
  2. vddobrev macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2016
    Haskovo, Bulgaria
    It really depends what you will do with the laptop, and if a 15W CPU is good for your tasks... The non-touchbar has a bigger battery, so it will have dramatically better battery life (was already reviewed by Arstechnica, and it was around 16 hours for trivial tasks), i.e. it is a 15W vs a 28W CPU.
  3. NickPhamUK macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    The MBP w/o the Touch Bar is essentially a low-power MBA. With 2 less ports.

    Future-proofing? Both can be kept around for 4-5+ years.

    With moderate usage, you're doing fine with 8GB RAM.

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