Help me decide, high-end MacBook Pro 2016, 2TB SSD or 2017 one, 512 GB SSD with the same price tag

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Macreafan, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Macreafan macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2018
    I am planing to get a new Macbook Pro 15 inches to replace my MBP 2011.

    I gotta two candidates with a similar price (2800 $):

    (1) A custom-tailored Macbook Pro 15 inch (late 2016), Six-Gen Core i7 quad (2.9-3.8 GHz), 2TB SSD, Radeon Pro 455.

    (2) Macbook Pro 15 inch (Mid 2017), Seven-Gen Core i7 quad (2.9-3.9 GHz), 512 GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560.

    I do wanna get a MBP with the largest SSD, but the cost for the update the SSD of 2017 MBP to from 512 GB to 2TB is more than 1200 $, really a lot!!

    But 2017 MBP do have some new features in CPU and GPU.

    What you guys suggestions?
  2. rixax macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2012
    With the upcoming slew of external SSD drives and price drops, I wouldn't worry too much about the 512 gig internal. I'd vote #2. But I'm not up on if OS functionality is affected by speed differences between 2 TB drives and 512 gig drives (if there is any). Just my 2 cents.
  3. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    I would personally get the 2017 but I don't need 2TB. What do you need the 2TB for? Would it be possible to put some of your files on external drives?
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    B&H Photo has the 2.9/460/1 TB 2016 for $2499, with free Applecare+.

    I'd do that over either of your options. Assuming it would work, of course.

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