Which Macbook Pro Should I Get? Please Help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphone joe, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    Hi all, $1,799 is my limit. Should i get a 2015 15" or the new 13" with the touch bar? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Intel Core i7 Quad Core Processor 2.2GHz
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    16GB DDR3L-1600 Onboard RAM
    256GB Flash Storage
    Intel Iris Pro
    SDXC Card Slot
    802.11ac Wireless
    Bluetooth 4.0
    15.4" LED-backlit IPS Display

    vs

    Touch Bar and Touch ID
    2.9GHz Processor
    256GB Storage

    2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
    8GB 2133MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based SSD1
    Intel Iris Graphics 550
    Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
    Touch Bar and Touch ID
     
  2. keviig macrumors 6502

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    This is impossible to answer without you letting us know what it's going to be used for.
     
  3. iphone joe thread starter macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    It will be my work and home computer. Some photo stuff but nothing crazy. I do not play games at all.
     
  4. keviig macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the 13" is powerful enough for your needs then. It's down to whether you want the new, small and light one, or the older, bigger and heavier one. If you're ok with the 13" screen size i'd go with that if i were you. You do need some adapters or new cables with the new 13" if you intend to read photos off of a memory card and so on though, so be aware of that!
     
  5. iphone joe thread starter macrumors regular

    iphone joe

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    Wouldn't the higher ram in the 15" model make it a little more future proof?
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Not with your stated usage.

    I think it boils down to the form factor. Do you want a 15" display or a 13"? I like the 15" because of the screen real estate but it comes at a cost (price, weight etc).

    Personally, if I was going to be spending that kind of money I'd opt for the 15"
     
  7. keviig macrumors 6502

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    It might, but with your use i highly doubt it would cause any issues. I have 16GB RAM in my desktop gaming PC, and i have only seen usage go over 8GB once, and that was due to me having launched 2 games at the same time (doh) with chrome (12 tabs), spotify, plex, steam, origin and battle.net open in the background.
     
  8. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    15". quad core. More future proof. Pretty simple.
     

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