Im looking at the refurb store right now, can get a 2GHz i5 2016 MBP for $1569 or an m3 2017 Macbook for $1459 (both Canadian dollars). Portability is one of my primary concerns, both meet my requirements of "as light or lighter than my 2013 13" Macbook Air". The real debate is whether or not the Macbook Pro is actually a good deal more powerful. According to Geekbench the pro scores 7146, and the Macbook scores 6724. Both more than my MacBook Air (1.3GHz) at 4904. My MacBook Air meets my requirements quite sufficiently however if I can pay only $110 more for a year-old Pro and get significantly more performance I may do so. How realistic are the benchmarks?