2016 MBP TB vs 2017 MBP nTB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by picxar, Jul 25, 2017.

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Which model?

  1. 2017 nTB

  2. 2016 TB

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  1. picxar macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    i cant decide wether i should keep my 2016 MBP or go for the 2017 nTB Model. At the moment i had no issues whatsoever, the battery life is okay, not very good but okay. The Touchbar is not very useful in my opinion. Touch ID is a nice feature.

    I dont have a comparison, so its hard to say which one is the better choice.

    The 2016 Model has the better cooling, Touch ID and 2 more USB-C Ports. But i need an usb-c docking station anyway, so the fewer ports dont make much of a difference. I have read about an issue with the 2017 nTB which doesnt recognize external 4K screens. Can somebody confirm this issue?

    If i use the back to school promotion the 2017 nTB model is 100-150€ cheaper than the 2016 TB model.

    Maybe you have some advice, which makes it more easy to decide.

    Thx
    picxar
     
  2. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

    ZapNZs

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    Is getting better battery life extremely important? If so and this was me (in the same situation where the current machine otherwise meets all of my needs well), I could justify the upgrade on the basis of better functional performance to meet my usage needs. If battery life is not of critical importance, I could not justify the upgrade at all.
     
  3. picxar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wasnt talking about an upgrade. Im still in my 14 days return window and im not sure whether i should keep the 2016 model or go with the newer one.
     

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