Is the 2017 worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Asmoday, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Asmoday macrumors member

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    Is the 2017 macbook worth it over the 2016 one for my usage?

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    This question is in regard to the price difference between a discounted 2016 model vs a new 2017 model.

    Anyone has any insight, would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Both machines are capable of the tasks you describe for 3 - 4 years. So, how much of a discount are you getting on the 2016 system? It is worth it if you are getting 25-30%+ off. Anything closer in price, the 2017 model may edge out the value proposition in its favor with the subtle improvements Apple and Intel bring to the newest model.
     
  3. Asmoday thread starter macrumors member

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    It is definitely not 25-30%. More like a 10% discount. Would you say I should opt for the m3-i5-i7 / 8-16gb? P
     
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  5. Asmoday thread starter macrumors member

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    And if you're coming from nothing
     
  6. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    then not a problem at all if you want a v portable mac
     
  7. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    The 2nd gen keyboard alone is worth the upgrade over the 1st. It’s massive improvement.
     
  8. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    I’ve a 2015 MacBook (base model) and I think it’s still an excellent machine.

    The spec differences between each model in a given year are minimal, perhaps 100MHz or so between each.

    There are minor improvements each year from intels processor improvements but they aren’t huge each generation.

    Also note that intel are being cheeky in their naming. The m3 and i5/i7 naming is misleading. They were m3/m5/m7 in the 2015 models and that really is the same today. They just rebranded the m5/m7 to make them sound faster.
     

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