Is this discounted 2016 MacBook worth it.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Adazonk, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Adazonk macrumors newbie

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    Afternoon all,

    Apologies if this is in the wrong place but I just wanted to ask your opinion on buying a new unopened 2016 rMB 256/1.1 for £949. I'm in two minds about picking this up now or whether the updated one is worth the extra £300.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. xqtr macrumors newbie

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    The new keyboard alone makes the 2017 a must have, in my opinion.
     
  3. Adazonk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it that good that it's worth paying another 1/3 of the price, would you say?
     
  4. xqtr macrumors newbie

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    The gen 2 keyboard isn't even that good. It's just that the gen 1 keyboard was absolutely awful in my experience. It was a deal breaker. You'll need to try it for yourself at an Apple Store or another authorized retailer.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    I'd say so! I recently purchased an open box 2016 1.1/256 for $900, and I'm in love with it. The keyboard did take a little getting used to, but it's not too bad at all!
     
  6. DaMax85 macrumors member

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    I'd get the 2016 and save the dough. The keyboard on the 2017 is a little better, but not enough to justice the extra $$$, IMO.
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    Same. Great computer and any short-comings that people may complain about (one port, processing power, etc.) are easily overlooked when you can find one discounted to under $1000 . (not to mention you get 256 GB SSD, NOT 128 GB like the entry-level Pro and Air).
     
  7. Adazonk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. maerz001 macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2016 and like the keyboard. Much more than the older ones on the MBP or Air. On the new MBP I do not see that much of an improvement. Haven't tried yet on the new MB.
    But seems to be a very personal thing
     
  9. Smeaton1724, Aug 3, 2017
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    I'd go for it at that price, it's a decent saving considering the 2017 offers little extra.
     

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