The nTb wasn’t updated in 2018I would say to avoid the MacBook Pro 2018 nTB like the plague. The 2nd gen keyboard is awful and the problem gets even worse (with sticking) when it starts over heating. If anything go for the 2018 MacBook Pro. I'm not saying that the 3rd gen completely fixed the problem, but it is much better than the 2nd gen keyboard.
I was in this same boat recently. I've done loads of research and chose the 2017 non-Touchbar MacBook Pro. My reasoning is:Trying to decide which laptop to purchase for a 15 y/o high school student. They will be using it for school and for music creation. Thank you for helping!
After a while of comparison I make also the decision for the new Macbook Air 2018. Finally the significantly better keyboard was also the reason for me to take the MBA 2018.I would put my vote in for the 2018 Macbook Air. I also researched which laptop to buy: the Air or the 2017 non-Touchbar Pro.
The keyboard is way better in terms of feel. And I have had the Air for over a month and have not had a BridgeOS crash at all so there's that.
And given that I use the Air more for writing than anything else, a good keyboard was my primary concern.
In Canada, the refurbished Pro costs not much less than the new Air. So cost was not an issue for me. Anyways, I feel the new Air for my uses is a better machine.
This should be cut and dry: you should go with the 2017 Pro.Here is a question....for basic use, some light video editing...hooking it up to an external 4K monitor...which would be a better option?
MacBook Air 2018 base model at $899
MacBook Pro 2017 base ntb model at $890
Weird $9 dollar difference but whatever. I can't help but think the pro is a way better buy at this price point over the air? Thoughts?