Shall I go for it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HBS23, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. HBS23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks, I'm a windows user and I'd like to get your opinion about purchasing a Macbook pro (2017 release), with 8Gb and 256 SSD. The given price for brand new is USD 1400. I'll lbe using it for light manipulation, and want to make this investment for 4 years ahead. What do you think?
     
  2. leman macrumors G3

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    Is it a Touch Bar version or not? If not, you can get it cheaper as an Apple refurb. At any rate, I'd wait until 30., when the new Macs are unveiled. Anyway, if you want to keep it for 4 years at least, make sure that you have extended warranty.
     
  3. maxgts macrumors regular

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    Your aware of the keyboard problems with the 2017?
     
  4. HBS23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No! what is it?
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    without touch bar. For the 30th, it will be I think about the entry level of macs not the high end, isn't it?
     
  5. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Plenty of 2018's on the refurb site now. Better keyboard (so they say), quad-core CPU, True Tone, etc. etc. Probably worth looking into one of those instead of a 2017. But with the four-year warranty Apple is now offering on the keyboard for free, I wouldn't be scared to buy a 2017...if the price was right.

    https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals

    But as another poster mentioned, new Macs coming on the 30th. I'd at least wait till then to make my decision.
     
  6. HBS23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link. As I said, the event would be for the entry level of Mac As they just released the new Macbook pro...
     
  7. leman macrumors G3

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    If you are looking at the non-touch bar version, then you are not in the market for high end anyway, right? The non-touch-bar is a MacBook Air in disguise...
     
  8. maxgts macrumors regular

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    Watch these two videos so you can make an informed purchase.


     
  9. HBS23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    interesting info, thanks for sharing!
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    Well the touch bar in sense of functionality that really I need, and will pay for it. Macbook pro in sense of features that have and I need of work. Does this have sense?:rolleyes:
     
  10. leman macrumors G3

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    Maybe we misunderstood each other. What I am saying is that the MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar is not really a MacBook Pro — it just looks like one. Hardware wise, it's more of an entry-level Mac (same class of hardware as the MacBook Air). So if the 2017 non-touchbar 13" model is sufficient for your needs, there is a good chance that the new entry-level laptop unveiled on 30. will be as well.

    If you are really after a high-end Mac, there is not much alternative to the 2018 TouchBar MBP — quad core CPUs and faster everything.
     
  11. HBS23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I totally agree with you. Most likely I'll be waiting for the event to decide. Thank you for your advice.
     

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