Base 2017 MBP 13 or Base 2016 MBP 13 ? Which is better

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  1. vivek28 macrumors regular

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    I want to buy a new macbook pro. Currently have 2010 13 MBP with SSD and 8gb RAM.


    As my question says which one is better ? I can get both at the same price (1199 $).

    Which one to go for in terms of longevity. I have seen from reviews that 2017 base one is 20 percent faster in terms of processing and other tasks but has a smaller size 128gb SSD. Also, screen brightness is much better in 2017 ones..

    Which one to go for ? Please Help
     
  2. Abaganov macrumors 6502

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    if possible take the current one but upgrade to 256GB

    if that is not an option , go for the 2016 with 256GB , 128 is wayyyy too little as the OS itself going to take a nice chunk of it and you would you be left with very small amount of storage.
     
  3. smallcoffee macrumors 68000

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    As another poster mentioned, get something with a 256 SSD. The 20% faster number is true but a bit misleading.
     
  4. JesterAZ macrumors member

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    Numbers don't lie.



    I'd go 2017, get the 256gig HD.
     
  5. smallcoffee macrumors 68000

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    Well, numbers can lie but that's not the point here.

    If they OP can afford whatever, then sure get the faster MacBook Pro with the 256ssd - I would advise that easily. But if budget is a concern, the 20% cpu increase is negligible if you're sacrificing a 256ssd for a 128.
     
  6. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    Favor the 2017 for the CPU improvements, GPU improvements, RAM improvements, and keyboard refinements. I agree going for at least 256 is worthwhile.
     
  7. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Numbers might not lie but other than marketing mean little in the real world for the majority of users.
     
  8. vivek28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Everyone. I dont have the extra cash to go for 256gb 2017 one..
     
  9. JesterAZ macrumors member

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    I;d still do the 2017, and buy some iCloud space.
     
  10. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Sell your blood. The extra cash is worth the upgrade to a 256GB 2017 MBP. Or buy a refurb. Plenty of 2017 MBPs on Apple's refurb website.
     

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