2018 vs 2017 MacBook Pro with touch bar

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  1. metalliguns69 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2017 MacBook pro with a touch bar and theres a deal at Best Buy that lowers the price on the 2018 model so if I exchange it I would be paying $50 is there that big of a difference on these 2 models i use it for school and my kids do some casual gaming (fortnite) any help will be appreciated thanks in advance
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    I would absolutely exchange it for $50, if you can really get that deal. It's a year newer, so why not?
     
  3. tim1000 macrumors regular

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    is it a 13 inch or 15 inch?
     
  4. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Both are 13”
     
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  6. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was just wondering because i dont know too much about hardware
     
  7. chabig macrumors 603

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    You don't have to. Would you trade a 2017 car for the same 2018 model for $50? It's the same idea.
     
  8. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68030

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    well 2018 has quad core processor which is better, i think the ram type is different as well. for $50 its worth h the upgrade!
     
  9. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does it matter if one of them is dual core and the other one is a quad core? I’m too new to this lol sorry
     
  10. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Two engines vs four engines. Or four cylinders vs eight cylinders. :)

    Ensure that the RAM and SSD are the same or better on the newer one.
     
  11. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They’re both 8gb ram 2017 is 2.9 gigahertz 2018 is 2.3
     
  12. leman macrumors G3

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    The 2018 is a flat-out better machine in every regard. For $50, it shouldn't even be a question.
     
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  14. Sterkenburg macrumors 6502

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    That's a killer deal, and pretty much a no-brainer.
     
  15. Painter2002 macrumors 65816

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    Where are you trading in your MacBook Pro to get a trade in so close to the same price as a brand new 2018?

    Just curious as if it only costs $50 it’s something that’d I’d be interested in!
     
  16. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not a trade is an exchange from Best Buy with the 30 day return policy
     
  17. Painter2002 macrumors 65816

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    Oh ok, I didn’t realize you were still within the return period for the 2017.

    I would undoubtedly trade in the 2017 for the 2018. The quad core processor is completely worth the extra $50!
     
  18. metalliguns69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate the help
     
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    As a side note ... for those in the Military that shop at the NEX/PX, the 2017 and 2018 15" MacBook Pros sell for the same price. Be sure to look on the back and get the 2018 (model # A1990) vice the 2017 (Model # A1707.)
     
  20. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Go for it, the 2018 model is better in everything, Quad Core CPU, Keyboard, Screen (True Tone), Speakers.
     
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    Improved keyboard too.
     

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