Is this discounted 2016 MacBook worth it.

Adazonk

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Jun 21, 2017
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Wales, UK
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?
 

xqtr

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Jun 2, 2017
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The new keyboard alone makes the 2017 a must have, in my opinion.
 
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xqtr

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Jun 2, 2017
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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.
 
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MultiFinder17

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Jan 8, 2008
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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?
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!
 
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DaMax85

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May 19, 2011
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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?
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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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!
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).
 
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Adazonk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 21, 2017
22
4
Wales, UK
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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Yeah, I went for it. It's perfect for my use but I'm always very keen to have the newest and best, it's an expensive problem to have!
 
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maerz001

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Nov 2, 2010
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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
 
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Smeaton1724

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Sep 14, 2011
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Leeds, UK
I'd go for it at that price, it's a decent saving considering the 2017 offers little extra.
 
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