Macbook Pro 13in 2016 TB vs Macbook Pro 13in 2017 without TB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pepss_95, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Pepss_95 macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2018
    Hello guys, I need you help in choosing between the Macbook Pro 13in 2016 with touchbar or the Macbook Pro 13in 2017 without touchbar ?

    I have tested the touchbar on the Macbook 2017 and I really like it so I prefer the 2016 with touchbar and also I don't need the extra speed of the processor on the 2017 as I don't use it heavily....

    My only issue is if there is a difference in the keyboard or any other major differences that I should be aware of, I read somewhere that the keyboard is better on the 2017 but I also read somewhere else that both of them have the 2nd generation butterfly keyboard....

    SO I'm confused, thank you in advance for your help.
  2. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Where are you buying it from? If it's an Apple refurb, you should be able to stack on the Apple Care warranty (must buy within 60 days of purchase of MBP IIRC, not sure what the terms are if you buy from a refurb from a third party company and if you're looking at a secondhand seller from ebay or something, I would look for models with Apple Care).

    Regardless of which model you go with, just protect yourself with AC+ and you should be good. I have read that there are fewer failures on the 2017 keyboard, but I can't recall if any hard evidence was posted so I try to refrain from using that argument. If you like the touchbar, get the 2016 model.
  3. Pepss_95 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 15, 2018
    Thank you buddy very much, I appreciate your advice, but my main question is if the keyboard on both is supposed to be the same version
  4. PilotWoo macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2006
    Keyboard is the same on both. I went non Touch Bar and saved the £400.

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