Non touch bar 13.3" base model

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

  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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
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    Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    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.

    OMG

    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

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    There's already a thread for the non-touch MBP.

    Here.
     

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