2017 vs 2016 MBP


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 13, 2017

I am looking for a personal laptop and would prefer buying a new one.
2016 MBP 8GB 256GB is available for 1299 and the same config 2017 is for 1499.
Is 2017 worth the extra 200?
Personally, I don't think I would need the extra processing, are there any other hardware updates?
Did they iron out things in the 2017 iteration as 2016 was a redesign and might have issues

Appreciate any inputs

Thank you


macrumors newbie
Jul 13, 2017
Im looking forward for this answer too. I owned MBP 15" mid 2012, but after my iCloud was hacked and my comouter was locked as lost, I had to send it to Apple repair center to unlock EFI. Ive got it back with dead battery (though it was near to dead - 1500+ cycles) and motherboard error, so therefore no use of it.

I was looking between
1. 2016 (16GB/512GB/Radeon 455/i7-6820HQ 2.7GHz) for 2,599 EUR
2. 2016 (16GB/256GB/Radeon 450/i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz) for 2,249 EUR
3. 2017 (16GB/256GB/Radeon 555/i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz) for 2,529 EUR.
I will continue to use new MBP for same as I did till now:
- Logic Pro X for music production.
- Serato DJ for live DJing.
- Final Cut Pro X & Adobe After effects for video editing.
- Photoshop/Affinity for design & photo editing.
- I will however still own 512GB SSD and will make it as external (hope I can find usb-c enclosure), so I guess those 256/512 doesnt count much?
So I am a bit lost, newer model is cheaper, but does it perform better then 2016? Or it is just cheaper due lower SSD?


macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2012
Apple outlet store has base nTB 2016 MBPs for $1189. Pretty good deal if you ask me. Full one year warranty. As good as brand new!