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

Samtastic95

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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?
 

Samuelsan2001

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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?
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.
 

Glmnet1

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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.
 

maflynn

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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.
 

Naimfan

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2015.

Unless, of course, you want to spend time and annoyance replacing the keyboard if you should actually use it.
 

sergeyz

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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
 
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krepps

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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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