MacBook Pro 16Gb ram or MacBook Pro with touch bar?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gualwer, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Gualwer macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    Hey everyone,

    So I had my mind set on the MacBook Pro base model, but then I decided to upgrade it for the 16Gb ram since I do plan on keeping this computer for at least the next 4 to 5 years. Then looking at the pricing I realized the MacBook Pro with touch bar is only $100 more than the base model with 16Gb ram, and it does look like it's got a better processor . Do y'all think it's a better idea to get the MacBook Pro with touch bar over the base model with 16Gb Ram?

    I'll be using it for email, internet browsing, playing WOW, some photo and video editing (not that often though). Thanks.
  2. JJayguy23 macrumors member


    Jun 28, 2006
  3. Dalskov macrumors newbie


    Oct 28, 2016
    I have the same question.

    Base model with 16gb ram or paying 100$ more and get the model with touch bar but 8gb ram.
  4. creamz macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2015
    For extra $100 I would definitely get the one with touch bar.
  5. JamesPet macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2016
    I took the dark path and bought the base model with 16GB (in my case + 512ssd and i7). The touch bar is a cool feature for sure but is it really a game changer and some thin you must have? I personally think it isn't. On top of this, you will have a bigger battery and will not need to wait 5-6 weeks.

    Just on a separate note I use Mac as a work computer (mostly coding) so the look is not top 1 on my list
  6. fob macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2015
    8gb this gen is starting to become like the 4gb of last gen
  7. Gualwer thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    I don't really care for the touch bar, but I did read somewhere the processor is faster on the touch bar MacBook Pro. That's what's making me want to get that one. Do you think performance wise the touch bar will be better compared to the base model even with 8gb of ram or nah?
  8. Gualwer thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015
    I will be using mine for internet browsing and some photo and video editing, some gaming too. Do you think the base model with 8Gb would be fine?
  9. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2016
    Absolutely 16GB, especially for your editing and gaming. 8GB is the "minimal" standard now, but RAM > CPU (Especially with the minimal increase in clock speeds)
  10. Gualwer thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2015

    I guess I'll upgrade the ram instead then :)

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