Pics requested... rMB vs MBP 13" (2016, with or without Touch Bar)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mac&cheesey, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. mac&cheesey macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2008
    I'm trying to decide between a rMB (2016) and a MBP (13", probably with Touch Bar).

    Can someone who has both please post pictures of them in comparison with one another? I know the dimensions from Apple's website, but I'd like to see them directly compared to each other in pics. I've searched the internet but haven't found what I'm looking for. I'm interested in comparison pictures of footprint (rMB laying on top of the 13" MBP) and thickness.

    I live a long ways from an Apple Store right now so just attending and checking for myself isn't an option.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Having owned a 12" Macbook for a year, if I had the choice between the two I'd go for the rMBP. Footprint difference is minimal and performance wise, you'll be happier long term.
  3. mac&cheesey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2008
    Appreciate the feedback.
    Hoping to see some pics though. Can't find any comparison pics on the internet, hence this thread.
  4. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    Hi buddy,
    I reckon that this video will be great for you as the two are side by side.
    I'm waiting to check them both out in the Apple store so that I can see which I prefer. I loved the MacBook but when I see it now, it does look very very fragile.
    The only things that are seriously putting me off the MacBook now are the battery problems that have been reported on this site. My old white MacBook battery lasted 2500 cycles. These seem to be lasting less than 1000 and considering they are non user replaceable, a real problem for me. Not a big deal on a £300 laptop but the UK price is £1550 for the M5 now which I simply will not pay - to me it's a £1100 machine. The UK price has ruined it for me - 20% increase from the world's richest company is sheer corporate American greed. It's truly put me off Apple so for me, I'm not buying until the day my MacBook dies. In the UK, only a fool would pay a 20% price increase just in the name of greed.
    Anyway here's the link and I hope that you enjoy!
  5. mac&cheesey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2008
  6. Z3man macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2012
    I have the 2015 MB, i went to compare it to the new MBP the other day and was immediately put off by the size difference, the new MBP is still huge in size and weight in comparison to the MB, so unless you are desperate for the extra 1" in screen size i would go for the MB.

    The MB just feels special and perfect, and doesn't feel as flimsy as it looks, because it has superb built quality. The new MBP doesn't feel hardly any different than the old one, just a bit smaller and lighter, but not enough to make a great deal of difference.

    I have been buying Apple products since about 2004/2005 and the MB is easily my favourite Apple product ever.
  7. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    Hi Z3man thank you for that. Sounds very interesting and reassuring :)
  8. SaddleSC macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    Here is a picture of the rMB 12" sitting on top of the new 2016 MBP 13", which is sitting on top of my old MacBook Air 13".

    The rMB feels much smaller and lighter in person than the MBP. At 3 pounds, the MBP is 50% heavier than the rMB and the rMB is almost impossibly thin and light. I really like both machines, but the rMB is still my go-to travel is just so darn convenient.

    Another surprising thing to me was how much smaller the footprint of the new MBP is compared to the old MBA for the same exact screen size...pretty impressive.

  9. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Would you check processor usage and temperature via Intel power gadget for rMB and rMBP 2016s?

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