Which Macbook Pro to get? 2017 with Touchbar or 2015?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtastic95, May 16, 2018.

  1. Samtastic95 macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering which MacBook Pro I should get. I got 2 options here.

    The 2015 Macbook Pro with USB 3.0 ports or the 2017 Macbook Pro with the USB type-C ports and a touch bar.

    The 2017 Macbooks are around in the £2000 range whilst the 2015 Macbook Pros are in the £!000 range. What would you recommend?
     
  2. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get the one without the touch bar; most definitely.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I would get the latest tech I don’t mind springing for few cables to get peripherals working and I don’t Use f keys so the touchbar would be more useful for me. However we could be only a month or two from mbp updates so I would wait if possible.
     
  4. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for WWDC! I feel like a broken record saying that on all the posts but really, I think it'd be worth the wait.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    You don't mention price, but If the 2015 price is near 2k, I can't justify spending that much money on a product that is 3 years old. Since we're just a handful of weeks away from WWDC, I'd say defer the decision until we see what apple may do.
     
  6. Naimfan Suspended

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    2015.

    Unless, of course, you want to spend time and annoyance replacing the keyboard if you should actually use it.
     
  7. sergeyz, May 17, 2018
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    If battery life is important for you, I vote for the MBP 2017 without Touch Bar.
    PS: Sorry, did not notice that there is no such option. Then I would wait for WWDC
     
  8. krepps macrumors newbie

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    I use the 2015 as my daily driver and the 2017 for video editing, both top spec 15 inch.

    If you don't need one right this moment I would recommend waiting to see what 2018 has to offer, but the 2015 model is still up to par with todays standards, especially if you get top spec.
     

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