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macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 17, 2017
2017 nTB MBP vs 2017 13 inch MBA?

I need a new laptop very soon as my MBA died. Most of my work is just regular browsing and video playing. Although 4K video support would be nice. Display quality is also very important to me.
However I read a bunch of reviews about 2017 MBP having multiple keyboard issues. What’s the chance of me having such issue? Should I just get MBA 13 inch instead from Apple refub store?


Apr 19, 2014
If you prioritize display quality, the MBP will be a better option.

Keyboard "issues" is a tricky term. I consider the mere existence of that keyboard to be an "issue" and would never buy a MBP because of that alone. Others disagree and like it. Some people say they don't work properly. Hard to tell without numbers how many have problems.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2011
The Macbook Air is old tech and on its way out. The MBP will be better in almost every way. Don't spend too much time looking for problems on forums, and if it breaks return it.


macrumors 68020
Jan 23, 2017
If display quality is extremely important to you, then I would say either the 2015 or 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch is the way to go. If you are planning on using 4k monitors, the touchbar model has several significant advantages over the non-touchbar version.


macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
If you want a good screen the air is out, it sounds like any MBP or rMB made recently will be fine for you though.


macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
OP wrote:
"There is no 2015 MBP on Apple refub website thou..."

You have to keep a close watch as to when the model of your choice becomes available.
And if it does show up, you have to buy RIGHT THEN.

Go to "" and you can set it up so that it notifies you when the model of your choice is available. Then... be ready to buy!
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