Which 2016 MacBook Pro did you get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtb, Nov 23, 2016.

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Which one did you get?

  1. 13 inch non touch bar

    36 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. 13 inch touch bar

    29 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. 15 inch touch bar

    69 vote(s)
    51.5%
  1. GBlansten macrumors regular

    GBlansten

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    #2
    13 nonTB - need a replacement for my 2012 MBA.
     
  2. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    15" - wanted a comparable model to my now retired 2012 15" rMBP.
     
  3. cult hero macrumors 6502a

    cult hero

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    #4
    13" Touch Bar.

    I've always preferred the 13" form factor.

    I wanted ports on both sides.

    I wanted a better processor.

    I wanted the Touch Bar and after a few days of use I'm not regretting it.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    13" Touch Bar

    I wanted ports on both sides, as well as being able to take advantage of Touch ID. I like the touch bar although it wasn't a primary buying concern.
     
  5. Stephencovar macrumors member

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    #6
    I order a maxed out 13" with Touch Bar because I am replacing my 2007 iMac and I wanted something that'll last me at least 5 years and get me started into photo editing. I also feel like the touch bar has a lot of potential and is only going to get better.
     
  6. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    Should have got the 15. Not a huge price difference
     
  7. craig1024 macrumors regular

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    #8
    I am not buying a MacBook Pro yet but if I was buying one today I would buy the 13 inch non touch bar.
     
  8. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    There isn't an option for me:

    - Wanted to upgrade, cash in hand, but chose not to bother as the new MacBook Pros are too underwhelming.
     
  9. littlepud macrumors regular

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    I started with the 15" 2.9/1TB/460 but ended up with the 13" 3.3/16GB/512GB instead. I miss the quad-core CPU and additional screen real estate but I'm done with dGPUs - too many problems long-term.
     
  10. raqball macrumors 6502a

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    13" Non touchbar... Didn't see the value in the TB model so I passed after playing with it in the Apple Store and went with the base...
     
  11. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people mention dgpu issues. What kind of problems happen?
     
  12. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    There's already reported issues with the 460, but he must be referring to the dGPU fiasco in 2010-2012 15 inch MacBook pros.
     
  13. littlepud macrumors regular

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  14. Stephencovar macrumors member

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    I guess the biggest reason for me not ordering the 15" is because I wanted something light, portable and the dedicated graphic card issues that have been floating around has been a huge turnoff. The 15" definitely crossed my mind though.
     
  15. cult hero macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so hoping eGPUs that don't require a lot of hacking and voodoo are going to be a reality next year. I have a feeling this might be the case if/when new Mac Pros are released. In my mind, that's truly the best of both worlds.
     
  16. MacPioneer macrumors member

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    #17
    15", because I'm fond of 1920 X 1200 resolution for software development, and need the 2TB drive. Given the expense of that drive, I thought I might as well max out the processor and GPU as well for not a lot more money.
     
  17. hypeofflyfe macrumors newbie

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    #18
    2016 Base 15in, I wanted the option for a quad core processor and dgpu. I currently have a 2012 13in retina as a backup if I need to bring something smaller. But I am loving the portability and power of the 2016 15 in.
     
  18. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just out of interest why didn't you go for the 15 inch? Same price if it's maxed out and I you get a better cpu with the 15 inch.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 23, 2016 ---
    So it's very portable and easy to just open up anywhere and take anywhere. Also, have you experienced any of these dgpu issues?
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    And how is the battery life compared to the 13 inch?
     
  19. 09mac macrumors newbie

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    13" NTB but it's going back, replacing it with the 12" MB.
     
  20. Murgatroyd314 macrumors regular

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    15" tMBP, to replace my 2012 15" cMBP, which replaced my 2008 15" MBP, which replaced my 2004 15" Powerbook.
     
  21. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    I voted because I was real interested to see the results of this survey among macrumors people. I had an 09 MBP, been holding out for a refreshed MBA. Even though we are finding that non touch is more comparable due to battery life, I really wanted touch ID functionality. Yes, Apple lied claiming that the battery life is the same on those two. Anecdotally, the non touch easily beats claims, and the touch approaches claimed hours, but more than good enough for me. But I'm not giving this thing back. This is a REALLY nice machine. No complaints from me.
     
  22. Macalway, Nov 23, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016

    Macalway macrumors 68020

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    #23
    I'm doing the opposite. Hate the 12 keyboard, and it's underpowered for anything demanding. It's nice, but the 13 is only marginally heavier. I will say that the 13's keyboard is more noisy (but much better). It's always something. Again, the 12 is very nice, just am not using it any more. I've also noticed the non-TB 13's battery life is very good.

    I'd like to try the 15" now after using the 13. I did this same watusi with previous 13 and 15 inchers, eventually settling for the 15 (all out of a portability perspective). These new ones offer new look in regards to portability. I think Apple has done a fantastic job with these. Very satisfied. (but this keyboard makes a RACKET!!! ) :D
     
  23. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    #24
    Why?
     
  24. 09mac macrumors newbie

    09mac

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    For the weight and size difference, I travel a lot.
     

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