The ultimate Mac laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joscejrod, Nov 6, 2016.


What Mac laptop do you think has the best compromise between power and portability?

  1. 12" rMB with 5w intel core M (hd 515 graphics)

  2. 13" non touch bar MBP with 15w intel core (iris 540 graphics)

  3. 13" touch bar MBP with 28w intel core (iris 550 graphics)

  4. 15" touch bar MBP with 45w intel core (hd 530 graphics + AMD dGPU)

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  1. joscejrod macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Hi guys,

    With this poll I pretend to choose with your help the best compromise in a Mac laptop between power and portability. Let's see what contender wins!

  2. shadow82x macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    Really depends on what you're doing with your laptop... I always go with the 15 inch because I value screen real estate/productivity over portability. That said even the 15" is extremely portable too, just not as portable as the slightly smaller 13".
  3. Meicyn macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2007
    The newer 15" Pro dropped about a quarter of an inch for width and depth and lost half a pound in weight compared to its predecessor. That combined with the considerable increase in graphics capability and it's a no-brainer that the 15" is the best option IMO.
  4. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
  5. leman macrumors 604

    Oct 14, 2008
    Obviously the 2016 models.

    Your answer doesn't make any sense in the context of this question. The 2016 models include same-class hardware as the 2014-2015 models but are significantly more portable.
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    At a glance the answer doesn't make sense, but then we come back to the question if carrying dongles helps portability.
  7. Rkuda macrumors regular


    May 23, 2016
    The best compromise? Probably the 13" with touchbar.

    Personally I've had 13" class MacBooks and Pros for many years. This time I went with 15" because the CPU and gpu are a big jump from the dual core in the 13".

    The reduced weight from the 2015 15" will be welcome since it will be very close to the same weight as my old 13" but if the size on the commute has any difference is yet to be seen.
  8. joscejrod thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    I'm very interested to see geekbench, cinebench and other performance results of 28w touch bar 13" mbp to compare with 15w non touch version. What gains do yo expect?? Of course, the vast majority of people in this group are hardcore users and they are choosing the quad core and dgpu of 15" version regardless of the increased weight and size (yesterday I was very lucky to hold in my hands the new 15" mpb and ok, it weighs less, but the size and weight remain too much for to be considered portable...).
  9. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
  10. joscejrod thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    The screen of that laptop is inadmissible in 2016, and because of that is out of the poll. The unique advantages are price and legacy ports. Thats all.
  11. Reno Richter macrumors member

    May 31, 2012
    Your are asking people to vote on the 4 current models. And I am like some of the others and agree these are not for me. So I would vote none. I will nurse my mid 2012 until the next refresh if there is such a thing.
  12. Pootmatoot, Nov 6, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016

    Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2014
    It entirely depends on your needs and usage.

    These models cover quite a thin slice of usage, however...
  13. joscejrod thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2015
    Why? Because of absence of ports or prices?

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