Help me decide - 2017 MBProTB 15", MBProTB 13" or Non-Touch Bar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ET iPhone Home, Jul 12, 2017.


Which model would you choose?

  1. 2017 MBPro TB 15" $2399

    4 vote(s)
  2. 2017 MBPro TB 13" $1799

    2 vote(s)
  3. 2017 MBPro 15" $1999

    0 vote(s)
  4. 2017 MBPro 13" $1499

    1 vote(s)
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  1. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Firstly, I am traveling to Anchorage Alaska in two weeks. I want to take advantage of the tax-free on electronic goods. I am planning on purchasing a 2017 MacBook Pro, but undecided which size (model) to get, or whether Touch Bar is feasible, in other words, if TB is something I'll be using to justify the price.

    The models I'm considering are priced as follows:

    MBPro TB 15" $2399
    MBPro TB 13" $1799
    MBPro 15" $1999 (Only available in Silver, but I really want this in Space Gray)
    MbPro 13: $1499

    Money is definitely a consideration, but if it means a 15" form factor will be best in the long run, I'll go with it. I already purchased the 2016 MBPro TB 15" Space Gray, but returned it when Apple fixed my 2011 MBA. I didn't think they would be able to fix it, but now, I'm ready to commit. I did like the 15" form factor and I'm thinking maybe I should just go with what I originally chose. But the price! I've been comfortable using my MBA 13" for the past 6-years, and maybe, should go for a MBPro TB 13", but is $600, the difference in cost of the 13" and 15" really that significant? Is it worth the jump in screen size? Or should I save and get the non-touch bar model, but then again, what size? Ugh... decisions.
  2. Playfoot macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Well, from my point of view, go for the 15".

    I say this as we moved a number of our machines from 2010 and 2011 MBP's. And while really do not like the TB, the keyboard and aircraft carrier touch pad that gets in the way of EVERYTHING, coming from the older machines, the footprint is impressively small. And the weight reduction is great. For us, is was akin to getting a 15" in the wrapper of a 13"...

    Battery life is about the same. Or perhaps it is better, but we were expecting five or six years of stunning battery life improvements and it just isn't so. We charge two times a day if we are out and about.

    Good luck.

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