If Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard that has more travel and ports BUT

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    was slightly thicker and weighed slightly more, would you be interested in it?
     
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  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can get the 2015 one which is what I'm describing in the refurb store (I think) for less than the 2016 and it has ports and better keyboard...
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Ha, the 2016 has better ports, and the keyboard is fine for me. Those who have trouble with the 2016 features have been buying the 2015, though.
     
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    Yes as battery life & the quality of the keyboard are very high on the list for me, the 1/8" (3mm) reduction is of zero benefit for my needs.

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  6. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah USB C is better but I don't have any accessories for it yet :/
     
  7. leman macrumors G3

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    No. The keyboard is a massive improvement over the wobbly previous one, why would I ever go back?
     
  8. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I was using my 13" today from 2013 and I was admiring the compact size. It's not that much thicker or heavier for what you're getting IMO (better keyboard, ports, etc)

    I would like that bigger trackpad but hey I guess we have to compromise somewhere.
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    Was yours wobbly? Mine's still OK. I can feel a slight wobble but it's not bad.
     
  9. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Sure you do, with tiny, cheap adapters. I put them on the ends of my cables and they work as before.
     
  10. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I read that on here. Someone said you can just switch the cables out. Like I have an external hard drive that is USB. If I can get a usb c cable i wouldnt have to get a new usb c external hard drive.

    What are these adapters though?
     
  11. leman macrumors G3

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    I regularly have to work with the 2015 (or earlier) Macs as well and in comparison to the 2016 MBP the keys are much smaller and less stable, which makes the older keyboard a hassle to work with once one got used to the newer one. Not to mention that its easier on the fingers and also allows for quicker typing.
     
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    Yes, conditionally, if it used the same industrial design as the 2016. With that said, it is conditional as I like the current 2016 design also, so which I would choose would probably come down to what I can get the better price on. I'd be thrilled with the current design if they added a microSD slot, tho. I no longer love either keyboard design so whatever as far as keyboard goes...I made the mistake of buying a really nice keyboard.

    Now if Apple implemented a variable size trackpad...then I'd go nuts for it.
     
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    Without side by side comparison I think most would be pushed to notice. 2016 MBP results in too much compromise for my needs, resultantly I have dropped Apple as the provider for my 13" class solution.

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  15. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    You are correct they just won't run at USB C speeds. So I had a USB CD drive and then went to mono price and picked up one of these.

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14854

    For my camera picked up one of these.

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14832

    Both are working great for me and I have a travel adapter that has pretty much every port I'd need but I really haven't used it.
     
  16. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    To the OP:
    What you ask and then describe is already being made it's the 2015 Macbook Pro lol
     
  17. CaptRB macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmmmm...

    I just sold my 2015 rMBP.

    It was thicker and heavier. Like most owners, I prefer the new keyboard. I have both the 13 and 15" tMBP and these are the best yet from Apple.

    Not much room for improvement on these, but they could always be lighter and thinner and I'll always be up for better screens. I'd be happy to see the SD slot return.

    So...no, I don't want to go backwards.


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  18. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I can type faster on the new keyboard. It's not bad IMO. But the older ones have more travel. So it's a trade off. Also, I'm more accurate on the newer ones.
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    Yeah I was describing the 2015 haha. It sort of like a trick question. I need USB ports, HDMI, SD, and magsafe is a nice touch.
     
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    Yes, because those missing items is what I've complained most about.
     
  20. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    totally agree!
     
  21. leman macrumors G3

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    Now I am confused. What is so important about having more travel that one would want to go back to a slower and less accurate keyboard?
     
  22. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Comfort! The new one makes my fingers tired. The old one never does.
     
  23. twinthumbs macrumors newbie

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    Nah, getting used to the keyboard and lack of ports, it really isn't a problem. Even with my MBA 2013 I had to carry around an HDMI adapter, NIC adapter, and VGA adapter. I do wish however they put a couple more USB-C ports on the other side of the nTB 13 for convenience sake. Agreed with others, 2015 is a great alternative for those wanting older keyboard and more ports.
     

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