MacBook Pro TouchBar or NO TouchBar

hululu

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Sep 17, 2016
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Wondering which one i should go for, no need at all for the touchbar, but that model has 4 usb c and a better CPU.


Doing basic stuff on it, bootcamp too, maybe VM (really unlikely) but thats about it. (im getting 16GB ram no matter what)



If someone could explain the CPU difference in real world setting like mine, will it make a difference? (MBPR touchbar VSMBPR non touchbar)

Thanks!
 

UKFan643

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Wondering which one i should go for, no need at all for the touchbar, but that model has 4 usb c and a better CPU.


Doing basic stuff on it, bootcamp too, maybe VM (really unlikely) but thats about it. (im getting 16GB ram no matter what)



If someone could explain the CPU difference in real world setting like mine, will it make a difference? (MBPR touchbar VSMBPR non touchbar)

Thanks!
If you're getting 16GB, I don't imagine the CPU difference will matter that much. So if you don't need the touch bar, and can get by with 2 ports, I'd go with the model with no touch bar.
 

hululu

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Sep 17, 2016
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If you're getting 16GB, I don't imagine the CPU difference will matter that much. So if you don't need the touch bar, and can get by with 2 ports, I'd go with the model with no touch bar.
Thanks for the answer! i already ordered the touch bar version yesterday just in case, and i think ill stick with it for 300$ on the long run.

the non touch bar is really tempting juste because id be getting it next week... but those 2 ports not sure if it will be a problem long term
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I'm going with no touchbar :)
Are you ok with only 2 ports? Also what about the CPU in your case?
 

Abaganov

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if you ain't doing a lot of video editing/photoshop/music production , that bar is basically useless
 

wchristian6

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Thanks for the answer! i already ordered the touch bar version yesterday just in case, and i think ill stick with it for 300$ on the long run.

the non touch bar is really tempting juste because id be getting it next week... but those 2 ports not sure if it will be a problem long term
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Are you ok with only 2 ports? Also what about the CPU in your case?
ya I rarely need 2 ports besides headphone jack I don't think it will bother me and the CPU is fine for all my needs on the base model. I got it for $1139 on the Amazon deal depending if they honor it or not.
 

Abaganov

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2 ports seems pretty OK to me, 1 for power and another one can be a dongle for all the other stuff,
only cool thing we are missing is the possibility of charging it from the other side.
 

Havok83

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Are you ok with only 2 ports? Also what about the CPU in your case?
at lesat for now, I dont think 2 ports will make much of a difference considering most people will need an adapter for all their USB devices. Might as well get a hub that expands to multiple ports
 

Abaganov

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speaking of ports

Why the hell apple couldn't go with the same 4 ports on the no touch bar version? is $1499 too low for such advance tech?
 

Havok83

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speaking of ports

Why the hell apple couldn't go with the same 4 ports on the no touch bar version? is $1499 too low for such advance tech?
whenever they gimp a low end model, its to steer you towards the more expensive option. They definitely could have gone with 4 ports but thats one less incentive towards the Touch Bar model
 

Abaganov

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whenever they gimp a low end model, its to steer you towards the more expensive option. They definitely could have gone with 4 ports but thats one less incentive towards the Touch Bar model
true that , only this time $1499 can't really be consider low. but it is. craziness.
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These posts crack me up. "Useless" based on 0 minutes of actual hands on usage.
I just can't seem to imagine myself using it that much. right now i'm mostly just using my keyboard to type letters and i like to keep my eyes on the screen, turning my eyes down to use the bar just to press play buttons/using emojis/or adjust brightness/etc will take me more time and will be more distracting then simply doing it via a click on the screen/keyboard.

having said that - I can see how cool it will be for people using pro software like logic/photoshop/final cut/etc
 

Blindfolded22

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Oct 27, 2016
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Wondering which one i should go for, no need at all for the touchbar, but that model has 4 usb c and a better CPU.


Doing basic stuff on it, bootcamp too, maybe VM (really unlikely) but thats about it. (im getting 16GB ram no matter what)



If someone could explain the CPU difference in real world setting like mine, will it make a difference? (MBPR touchbar VSMBPR non touchbar)

Thanks!
I ordered the base 13" model and I don't think I'm gonna regret it. I have absolutely no use for the gimmicky touch bar. For every day use around the house and travel I think this is a great option and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people went with it over the touch bar. Unless of course you do a lot of photo/video editing...but even then I'm not sure how much easier it's going to be using that touch bar as oppposed to the screen like everyone had to do before.
 

hululu

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I ordered the base 13" model and I don't think I'm gonna regret it. I have absolutely no use for the gimmicky touch bar. For every day use around the house and travel I think this is a great option and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people went with it over the touch bar. Unless of course you do a lot of photo/video editing...but even then I'm not sure how much easier it's going to be using that touch bar as oppposed to the screen like everyone had to do before.
I just dont know about that cpu... dont know if theres gonna be speed differences in everyday use...
 

Lollo

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is there a remarkable difference between the 2 possible CPU (2.0ghz i5 vs 2.4ghz i7) of the 13" base non touch version?
 

foulmouthedleon

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Several Best Buys in my area (DC/Baltimore) have the baseline in stock. I purchased a new MBP a few weeks ago and am still in my return window, so I'm going to head out and pick one of the baseline (no TB) and see what it's like. I figure if I like it, I'll keep it otherwise I'll just return it and go back to a 2015 (or wait and see how the TB model is).
 

zone23

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These posts crack me up. "Useless" based on 0 minutes of actual hands on usage.
Actually some of us may have some experience with USB-C ports and adapters not necessarily with the Macbook Pro. I had a Macbook and I can tell you from experience it was a pain to use adapters all the time. My thought was eventually I would have all USB-C type devices SWEET! problem solved, except when I go to work or someones house and they have a PC with no USB-C ports. Yes eventually it will be USB-C everywhere but I feel we are a ways off yet and to remove every other port is a tad premature.
[doublepost=1477683167][/doublepost]If I was buying I would go all in TouchBar for the win.
 

karlwig

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Definitely no touch bar. That's $300 saved. Then I can get 16 gb ram AND 512 mb SSD for just $100 more than the base touch bar model with neither. That seems much more meaningful for me. I simply can't afford these upgrades if I start at $1800.
 
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