Which 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sebastian79, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Sebastian79 macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2017
    Based purely on performance/power/usability/lifespan, which one of the below 13" MBPs is the better option:

    2016 3.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB Ram, 512 GB SSD
    2017 3.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD

    Tnx in advance!
  2. reserves macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009

    2016 model.
  3. nahkampfwombi macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2016
    I'd say it depends. Do you want to watch 4K streams and/or movies?
    If yes I would suggest the Kaby Lake since it supports H.265-Codec with 10 Bit native acceleration and decoding.

    Except that, there wont be any reason to go for the 2017 model. I doubt the Iris 650 will be much faster than the 550.
    The 2016 model you are referring to has 16GB of RAM and the better i7 CPU.

    Anyways tough question. Only you know if you gonna need those 16GB of RAM.
    I guess the i5 vs i7 doesnt matter that much. You wont notice any real difference.

    If they are priced equally and you dont watch 4K Netflix or movies go for the 2016 model I'd say. 512GB SSD. 16GB RAM. GG
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I have the 2016 model. It easily meets my expectations beyond what I expected and couldn't be happier.

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