Resolved MBP 13' 2016 <-> 2017

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blackrose83, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. blackrose83 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    Have a chance to pick up a:
    MBP 2016 13' 2,9Ghz 512GB TB

    I guess it would be comparable with:
    MBP 2017 13' 3,1Ghz 256GB TB.

    Difference in price is about $450 ($2159/$2605~, yeah I live in one of those countries).

    I guess the 2016 is worth it? I am looking at the cheapest MBP 2017 modell (about $1926~) as an alternative. No professionall use intended, mostly daily surfing, maybe some music editing in the future etc.

    So question is MBP 2016, 2017 (comparable) or 2017 (cheapest)

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I would get the 2016 assuming both new or factory refurb and new.
  3. blackrose83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    Yeah its new. Company getting rid of the 2016 modells.

    Thanks for the input. Is there a big difference on the TB between 2016 and -17 modell?
  4. ilikewhey macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    nyc upper east
    5 percent increase in gpu-cpu power, worth maybe about 100 bucks difference but certainly not over 400, and certainly not worth 256gb vs 512gb.

    here in the states the 512gb 2016 goes for 1500-1600usd
  5. Appurushido macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2012
    If you are nit-picky about keyboards, the keyboards are supposedly upgraded. You should test both of them out. It is said that the feel is a lot different, and better?
  6. blackrose83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    I heard the keyboard is the same on the TB version for 2016 but maybe I missunderstood that?

    EDIT: This is also my first macbook so can't say Im used to any keyboard on the laptops.
  7. Jamalogo10 macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2017
    What about a 2017 nTB with 512ssd?
  8. blackrose83, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017

    blackrose83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    That one is $2913~, thought it was a bit too pricey :S

    Edit: sorry missed the n. Yeah it is $2469~. I was thinking it was a lot more "bang for the buck" with the 2016 version and still being noticable cheaper
  9. Sterkenburg macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2016
    I'd definitely go for the 2016. The CPU/GPU performance increase with the 2017 is marginal, if you don't intend to run professional or intensive apps you would never notice it. You are much more likely to benefit from the 512GB storage (and from the 450$ left in your pocket :)).
  10. blackrose83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    Thanks for the responses, I went with the 2016.

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