who is now regretting there 2016 Pro like me.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macmannate, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. macmannate macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014

    That came at a big hit, way cheaper better performance and specs 6 months after the pro realease.... who else is feeling it like me... mines still in the 14 days again was replaced 4 times so thinking may do it again for the new one, what do you all think?
  2. Nilhum macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2016
    It wasn't a big upgrade. Just a Kaby Lake and a SSD improvement( which wasn't needed as the SSD's on the MacBook are already some of the fastest).

    They didn't add terraced batteries or a serious spec increase. It will be the MacBooks with Cannonlake that will have such an increase.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    If you can return your computer for a new one, its a no-brainer. The 2017 refresh is better in every single regard.
  4. sunapple macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Way cheaper you say? Thought there was only a cheaper 128GB option on the non-Touch Bar 13".

    Just a minor update really, and I think the 2016 models were just delayed too much but the mid year cycle is actually more common. Next update will probably be mid to late-2018.
  5. pvanberlo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    The Netherlands
    About the terraced batteries. Says who? No one has one yet. For all we know they have the new batteries now.
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    Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Might as well get the new one since you're in the return Window.
  7. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    I think the SSD update was for the rMB, not the MBP.

    Don't worry, there will be rumours tomorrow of a new system coming next year. I'm perfectly happy with my laptop, if I had waited 7 months to buy it then I would have gotten a slightly better system and would have been able to use it for 7 months past when this one is due a replacement... Really makes no difference, by what and when you need it.
  8. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014
    My custom order 2016 was 5200, the new one that is better spec with just a video and drive upgrade comes in at 4600.

    I have had the machine since feb, march and it's been replaced 4 times due to it failing constantly. I'm checking to see if I'm in the 14 day window still.

    Kind of really mad if I'm not.
  9. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
    Only updates appear to be Kaby and the bumped up dGPUs, which I'm having trouble finding much of any info on right now. I'm not too annoyed they refreshed them so quickly, those are minor bumps (depending on what the GPU turns out to be).

    The updated specs are on Apple's site and it's the same 76WHr battery, so it's not in there.
  10. Bobthemonkey macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2006
    I'm waiting for the first reviews - if the battery life shoots up then I'll be annoyed but suspect it will come from a silent redesign of the battery, rather than a huge improvement attributed to Kaby Lake vs Skylake.
  11. Ries macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2007
    It's properly the exact same model as the previous one. Kaby lake is a 1:1 replacement for skylake, no chances needed. (other than you're getting HVEC 265 10-bit HW acceleration).

    Edit Oh, they upgraded the dGPU's too.
  12. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I thought I would be miffed since I got my 15" in Feb. Thank god the upgrade is insignificant. I got the base 15" with the Radeon 460 with 4GB RAM last time around for the same price as the new base model with less video ram.
  13. pvanberlo macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Well. Here's to hoping Kaby Lake and the new Radeon Pro 560 are more power efficient then. Just ordered mine!
  14. clangers23 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2016
    Kaby Lake is a tuned version of SkyLake, it's architecturally the same CPU on the same fabrication. I wouldn't lose any sleep if you have SkyLake. Nice to have if you're buying new but I wouldn't waste your time upgrading if you have the SkyLake MBP. Hopefully we'll see better battery performance?

    Not sure it's any better value either, they've just dropped a 128gb SSD as the base (yuk!) so the range start's at a lower price point.
  15. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014
    Well I am 5 days out on replacement.

    560 vs 460 is now the point and the 2.8 vs 2.7
  16. deadworlds macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2007
    Citrus Heights,CA
    Im not too worried about the new spec upgrades. I think we all saw Kaby lake coming plus each generations of intel CPUs are only providing some modest speed bump in performance. The dGPU seems to have gone up from the 460 to 560, but not much information is available. Those two things seems to be only things that were upgraded. So eh, I can live with my purchase, so far it has been my favorite MBP and is serving me well with my graphic engine design classes.

    Im more interesting in the new iMac Pros they announced. I wonder if they are going to completely kill off the Mac Pro line.
  17. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  18. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
  19. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    I'd be okay with that, finding a nice monitor to go with the Mac Pro was always a pain, so I'm glad they've integrated the iMac with the Pro as it makes more sense. It also makes it a lot simpler to move around between sites. Who knows at this point with their pro line though!
  20. djrm macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2010
    Norwich, UK
    Is this thread title a joke lol. No regrets at all! Had this beast longer than anyone buying this tiny upgrade.
  21. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    No worries man. you can bury your regret deep. The price drop comes with SSD size drop.
  22. cardfan macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'd rather this imac rather than a top end one from a year ago but i'll get over it. That's tech. In a few years i'm sure it'll be that much more of an upgrade.
  23. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014

    I don't think so, just speced out my machine with same size I have, still at 4600, mine was 5200 Aud.
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    I'd like a pro tower again
  24. NiCk- macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    No regrets .. I have been using a great machine for 6 months to complain for a GPU/CPU/SSD update .. Only the ones who have bought one in the past month have a reason to complain in my opinion but then again - if they are on this site - they should have known that Apple would update their laptops at the WWDC ..

    On another note .. I expected Apple to lower their prices .. The fact that they didn't comes as a slight shock to me ..
  25. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    Way cheaper? I think not, 15" prices are the same across the board, I'm actually tempted to get 2016 model with $200 off from B&H. I don't see the need for new processor.

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