Which 2016 MacBook Pro did you get?

Which one did you get?

  • 13 inch non touch bar

    Votes: 36 26.9%
  • 13 inch touch bar

    Votes: 29 21.6%
  • 15 inch touch bar

    Votes: 69 51.5%

  • Total voters
    134

cult hero

macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
1,021
787
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.
 

Stephencovar

macrumors member
May 20, 2015
96
21
Pasadena, California
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.
 

jmebbk

macrumors regular
Nov 20, 2013
244
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.
Should have got the 15. Not a huge price difference
 

craig1024

macrumors regular
Feb 15, 2016
127
48
I am not buying a MacBook Pro yet but if I was buying one today I would buy the 13 inch non touch bar.
 

Mildredop

macrumors 68020
Oct 14, 2013
2,426
1,496
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.
 

littlepud

macrumors 6502
Sep 16, 2012
389
193
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.
 
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raqball

macrumors 68020
Sep 11, 2016
2,079
9,275
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...
 

Samtb

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 6, 2013
1,408
19
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.
A lot of people mention dgpu issues. What kind of problems happen?
 

cult hero

macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
1,021
787
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.
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.
 

MacPioneer

macrumors member
Oct 26, 2010
63
34
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.
 

hypeofflyfe

macrumors newbie
Aug 12, 2012
17
2
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.
 

Samtb

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 6, 2013
1,408
19
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
And how is the battery life compared to the 13 inch?
 

Murgatroyd314

macrumors regular
Feb 10, 2012
127
45
15" tMBP, to replace my 2012 15" cMBP, which replaced my 2008 15" MBP, which replaced my 2004 15" Powerbook.
 

thesaint024

macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2016
1,073
888
suspension waiting room
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.
 

Macalway

macrumors 68030
Aug 7, 2013
2,728
1,131
13" NTB but it's going back, replacing it with the 12" MB.
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
 
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