My employer is opting for macbook pro without the touchbar with this configuration: Macbook pro 13 without touchbar 512gb flash storage 16gb ram i7 cpu 2.4ghz (dual core) I tried to configure one with touch bar: Macbook pro 13 with touchbar 512gb flash storage 16gb ram i5 cpu 2.9ghz (dual core) and the price in sweden is pretty much the same, the difference is like 2 big macs. Which one is actually faster/more performent? I guess the answer is depends. I do web development mostly. One obvious thing is less need for usb-c hub. can go with just a tiny amount of adapters for my need with 4 built in ports. with only 2 ports i probably need a hub/dock at desktop.