Refurb w/ Touch Bar or New MBP - Better Buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by juice182, Jun 6, 2017.

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Refurb 2016 MBPtb or 2017 MBP w/256gb Upgrade?

  1. Refurb 2016

    76.5%
  2. 2017 w/ SSD Upgrade

    23.5%
  1. juice182 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted your opinions. 128gb isn't going to cut it for me.

    I could either get a new low end mbp (no touchbar) with the ssd upgrade or get a refurbished mbp w touch bar for the same price.

    Obviously, the touch bar is kind of cool but not really what I'm interested in, I would more likely get that one for the added ports, the touch id, and the extra storage.

    TLDR: What's more important? Upgraded processor or Ports+Touch Bar/TouchID?
     
  2. CJM macrumors 65816

    CJM

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    I'm also wondering this myself. The refurb with Touch Bar from 2016 is about exactly the same price as a 2017 nTB Macbook Pro with 256GB SSD and 16GB RAM on the education store.

    Is the Touch Bar hard to live with? I primarily want to go back to the Mac for Xcode (and a smidgen of light gaming). I know that GPU performance will be about equal between the two; Iris Plus 640 vs 550. However I'll be taking a RAM hit with the 2016, but a higher CPU clock in trade.

    What should I do?
     
  3. TailsToo macrumors member

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    With the better iPhone cameras, and lack of upgradability, I'm going to have to go with a 1TB model. My iPhoto library is almost 110GB already, and I hope this laptop will last 6-7 years.
     
  4. maerz001, Jun 14, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017

    maerz001 macrumors 6502a

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    But will be half the size with ios11 new file format. And from an investment point it makes less sense to buy now storage which u need in a couple of years cos prices fall.

    Op: buy refurb. Touch ID alone is worth it
     

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