2016 Macbook pro 13 with or without touch bar?

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

  1. Dexter4 macrumors newbie

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    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?
    Thanks.
     
  2. vddobrev macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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