MacBook Pro 2018

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  1. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

    SamTheeGeek

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    hello,

    Wanted to ask I am looking to upgrade from MBA 2012 to a MacBook Pro with touch bar i7 2017 shall I go ahead with my purchase or wait 1 month max?

    Do you think i9 will be included on the 2018 mbp within the same price range £2300?

    Thank you
     
  2. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    You should wait for WWDC, June 4th.

    No one knows if the i9 will be included and at what price but there's a good chance that we will see new models so you would get a better value for your money.

    It's in more than 1 month though, and it's not guaranteed that we will see new ones so if you're in a hurry then get the 2017. You should also consider getting Apple Care for it because the keyboards are allegedly not reliable.
     
  3. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for you reply,

    worried about the keyboards now hehe, just wondering why is that?
     
  4. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a 2016/2017 MBP but apparently, the keys are prone to break if dust goes under them. Compressed air can sometimes fix it but if it doesn't Apple has to replace the whole top case which costs $500+ if you're not under warranty.

    The 2017 seems a little less affected by this issue than the 2016 and it's possible that they improve the keyboards again with the 2018.
     
  5. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wooo I see scary hehe thanks hopefully they do improve that issue
     
  6. hajime macrumors 601

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    Sounds like a good Tim's way to earn profits or get people to buy AppleCare.
     
  7. MichaelDT macrumors regular

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    It’s not dust, it’s like full on crumbs or sand that breaks them maybe. People say dust to exaggerate. I live in a dusty as hell enviroment and don’t have an issue. Also I never ever eat over my MBP, so that might be it.
     
  8. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea having biscuits or chips over the keyboard hehe is a big no no!
     
  9. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    There's almost no chance the i9 will be in any updated MBP in June, IMO. The i9 was just announced, so I don't think there's been enough time. Plus, they still don't support more than 16GB of RAM.

    I suspect we'll see a speed bump to processor and video card, an updated keyboard to address the issues people are having with them, but little more.

    Of course I hope I'm completely wrong and Intel has secretly developed a lower-power i9 chip that supports more than 16GB of RAM that Apple can use... because I'm in the market for a new MBP. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
  10. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmmmm yea lets see
     
  11. scarab0 macrumors member

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    Perhaps I can add a question to this thread.

    I currently own a MB PRO form early 2013, its the 13 inch model. Summer is coming up and working with it outside is pain in the ass. I am already using a screen foil but whenever there is sunshine you can hardly see anything. Obviously its not as fast as my iMac but I guess the biggest issue here is the screen-size and its brightness. I had no chance to test the new MB outside but already noticed how much better its trackpad is when trying it out in an Apple Store.

    Can anyone tell me, whether its worth upgrading to be able to work in the park in pure sunshine, whether the screen is much better? Other than that, does anyone know if the newer models get as warm when having them on your knees? I am using a belkin "pillow" but would really prefer to be able to just have the MB alone with me at times.

    Thank you in advance!
     
  12. Nbd1790 macrumors regular

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    I own both a 2013 Retina MBP as well as a 2016 MBP. The screen on the 2016 is better (in terms of brightness). If there's one thing I can tell you, it's that I regret pulling the trigger on the 2016 model (due to a sale that seemed to good to be true)

    The newer model certainly runs a lot cooler than the 2012-2015 models, but being in direct sunlight I'm sure it will still get warm and have the fans kick in.

    Haven't had any issues with it, but hardly can see a difference in terms of performance from my 2013 model (both are maxed out models) IMO, I would certainly wait a bit longer for the 2018 (most likely 2019 model) MBP to get a noticeable upgrade in terms of performance (i9 6 Core / 32gb RAM)

    When that model becomes available, I will certainly be dumping the 2016 and going for a 2018/2019 model
     

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