2016 MBP & tough decision time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by idunn, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. idunn macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    "Certainly I’m not the first to write about these issues, but I think the next generation of OSX computers, the rumoured 2016 Mac Pro and Skylake Macbook Pro models, will settle the debate once and for all. In 2016, 4 years after the last classic Mac Pro update, many people will have to make a tough decision. Unless of course Apple has an ace up it’s sleeve.

    I pray for a miracle."

    Well, no miracles or ace up the sleeve.

    Quote from an article in January summing up the sorry state of all Macintosh. Thus hope dies.

    * https://medium.com/@Pier/the-problem-of-osx-hardware-in-2016-454bf40fa91e#.uexaj4btn
  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    So melodramatic. The MBPs aren't bad at all and still come highly recommended. I'm excited to buy mine and pick it up in a few weeks.
  3. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Eh, "miracle" was a bit much given we had a good idea what to expect tech-wise if not design wise.

    The new 15" MBs will work for some and not for others. It didn't for me, but seems to for others.
  4. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    The lack of a Mac Pro update is more troubling.

    The new MBP are nice but are certainly more general-consumer oriented laptops in some key regards -- which can be good or bad depending on the use case.
  5. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I will agree with you on this. MacBook Pros are used by more professionals that don't need as much power as Mac Pros do, and the modest upgrades are more tolerable when fixing other issues. Mac Pros not being updated really is a slap in the face by Apple. They desperately need a good update.
  6. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Bah, all this talk of Mac Pros not being expandable is nonsense. Its literally one of the most expandable computers on the market. I run a file server on it, with over 80TB of RAID storage. And I can easily plug in additional RAID boxes into it. The performance, reliability and maintainability is simply not comparable. If a drive or a RAID unit fails now, I can simply replace the drive or the unit in hot swap — not possible with the internal drives on the old Mac Pro. I can literally have hundreds of hard drives running at max speed — not possible with the old Mac Pro. If the computer itself fails, I can even plug in a spare MacBook Pro to take its role over until we wait for the repair to be done. Again, good luck doing it with the old Mac Pro.

    P.S. A Mac Pro refresh with Vega is most likely coming before the end of summer.

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