MacBook Pro 15" 2016 vs. 2017

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by davidm2412, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. davidm2412 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2013
    Hey everyone,
    I am currently planning to buy a MacBook to replace my 1st gen iPad Pro. I am 98% sure I want to get a 15 inch MacBook Pro (definitely one in space grey).
    Currently I have two candidates on my list:
    First is a Late 2016 MacBook Pro 2.6GHz. 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD for 2039€. The second one is a 2017 Pro 2.8 GHz, 16 GB Ram, 256GB SSD for 2245€. Both are new with full 1-year warranty.

    The task would mainly consist of web browsing with ca. 10 tabs open, Word, large Excel files, running a Windows VM, some light gaming from time to time.

    I would think that the 2016 is more than sufficient for that or is it really worth spending the extra 200€ for the 2017?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Both are good machines but of course it's usually always best to get the latest. What would concern me about both machines is the size of the SSD. You can probably live with 256 GB but 512 GB would be better. Of course that means more $$ or Euros.
  3. miguelsan22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    Unless you're in a hurry to get a MPB, I'd wait, at least until WWDC to see if Apple updates the line with 8th gen cpus. The new gen will be a very decent upgrade and even bringing a 6 core option. Might be worth the wait.
  4. krause734 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    For your usage, I'd consider an older refurbished or used model if you want to save a significant amount. For example, unless you're interested in the touchbar, I would skip it.

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