Non touch bar 13.3" base model

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by parajba, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2008
    Hi all,

    How does the base model of the non touch bar version compare against the following two machines:

    1) MBP from 2010 (i5) upgraded to 8GB and 512 SSD (Samsung Evo 840 I think).

    2) iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB

    In terms of:

    A) battery whilst surfing the web
    B) Graphics capability using Zwift (no games)

    I am thinking of replacing my MBP mainly due to the obsolete screen (performance wise it is also fast since I installed the SSD).

    Given how small and light the new 13.3 is I might then sell the iPad too and consolidate. Don't need iPad and new MBP.

    PS: these gadgets will not be used for travelling, purely home use. Occasionally I do the random Excel, photos and music. No heavy use here at all but I do like my computers to be snappy regardless of the task.
  2. Dexter4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012

    I myself upgraded from a 2010 MBP 13 (256GB SSD + 4GB RAM after sales upgrade 2 years ago) to the base nTB 13. And these are the highlights:
    1. Epic screen
    2. Great Battery Life (8-12 hours for medium vs light usage)
    3. Portability
    And it can definitely meet all your above needs as well as consolidate the MBP+iPad.
  3. Phisherman81, Dec 30, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016

    Phisherman81 macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2010
    I also upgraded from a 2010 MBP 13 to the non touch bar 13. In the 2010, I had a 500GB Hybrid 7200 HDD and 8GB of RAM. It was also on its second battery.

    My 2016 MBP has a 512 SSD and 16GB of RAM.


    I could no longer wait for the processor in my 2010. The 2016 is amazing. More fits on the screen, the screen is astounding, the battery life is 3-4X better than the newish second battery in my 2010.

    For a short while when I first got the 2016, I had to learn to do things faster, because I was so used to waiting for my 2010 to finish every command I gave it. I found myself staring at the 2016 a lot but waiting for nothing because it had already finished whatever I asked of it!!!!

    It was a great upgrade.

    For the iPad, I have an Air 2 and not a Pro 9.7, but I'd say a lot of my time is taken doing layman tasks on my iPad. There is no doubt I do a lot less on my MBP in 2016 than I did on my MBP in 2010. That said, there are still many things I cannot / don't want to do with an iPad.
  4. Fozzybadfeet macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    There's already a thread for the non-touch MBP.


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