MacBook Pro 13 inch TB - Lifespan and is it worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattS2000, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. MattS2000 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2016
    I currently have a 2011 iMac which isn't ideal and really needs updating asap. I'm considering buying a 13 inch MacBook Pro 2016 but have a few worries about it. Mainly it's that in summer 2018 I'll be starting a computer science degree and I'm worried if I buy a MacBook now it'll be very much outdated then, with new a major new revamp by 2018.

    What would your recommendations be?
  2. No. 44 macrumors member

    No. 44

    Oct 29, 2016
    Electric Larryland
    Wait a year. By then, the kinks should be out of the new model, and you'll have a laptop that will last you to the end of your degree.
  3. Salaryman Ryan macrumors member

    Salaryman Ryan

    Dec 28, 2015
    If you can wait then the 2018 revision could be the wiser choice.
  4. Hyloba macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2014
    Buy the cheapest version now, and sell in two years.
  5. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    iMacs and laptops are just different altogether. If you want a laptop in general, buy a MacBook. You can get previous years models pretty cheap. If you have a lot of money, get a new one. You asked if it will be outdated, but no one knows. The market has matured, so previous years models have not become outdated, but as to wether this will continue, is anyones guess.

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