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    Default Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Simple question here! Please vote and share your reasoning with us. Do the improved specs and features make the new MacBook Pro worth your hard earned dollar? Or are you completely fine with your current setup? Sound off!
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am due for a new MacBook. I was waiting to see what came forward at this event. It does offer me enough to consider getting one. Now I just need to decide what configuration I will get.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I would love to get the new rMBP. But I don't see myseful upgrading for another year or two.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I doubt I'll be purchasing one of the new MacBook Pro models anytime soon. 95% of my computing needs can be done via my iPhone and my iPad Pro. Having said that, the new MBP model are enticing, but aren't a necessity for me at this point.
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    Default Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I've been waiting for today, before buying an addition to my Apple suite of devices. But, I'll stick with looking at a MacBook Air (2015) or MacBook Pro (2015). These 2016 model prices are too much for me.

    Plus I don't need a powerhouse MacBook since I have an iMac 27" 2TB
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am ready to replace my Mac, and I am happy of what I heard today. But I just cannot decide whether I should get a 13" or 15", and I cannot decide whether a Silver or Space Gray?
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am certainly planning (hoping) to get one. Like many I don't necessarily find the Touchbar hugely necessary, but I've needed a new Macbook for some time now (mine is 5 years old and I just started a PhD program). I'm just thrilled about the idea of a retina macbook pro that is thinner, lighter, supposedly gets better battery life, space gray, and finally has a P3 screen. The Touchbar is just bonus, we'll see how it feels!
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    My current 15-inch MacBook Pro spends 95% of its time connected to an external keyboard, mouse, and display on my desk, so I'm thinking I wouldn't get much use out of the new Touch Bar. Also, I have exactly zero devices with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 connectors, so that would be a major headache as well.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I'm currently running a 2008 aluminum MacBook and a 2006 first gen Intel iMac, so we're way over due for an upgrade. I'll definitely get the Touch Bar version, 13", because of the faster memory and processor. I'm planning on having it as another 8 year+ piece of hardware.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I really want the new MacBook pro... I am still using the 2011 MacBook Pro model... And it is starting to become very slow and laggy... I would love a new one
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Probably. I regretted not getting the latest and greatest - Retina MacBook Pro - in 2012 (when I last bought a Mac) and don't want to regret this purchase. This means I'll probably go with the one with the Touch Bar. While I don't care for the Touch Bar at the moment, Touch ID will be a nice addition to the Mac.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am due for a new mac so yes I want a 15" to get Touch ID.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Considering I don't currently have a Mac, I am definitely interested. In the market for a new laptop and this would be my pick.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    No. I bought one last year that still works great for me. Don't need a new one.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I'm getting a 15" MacBook Pro. I had a MacBook Air back in 2012 and it was fine for a bit, but I ended up going with a Surface Pro 3 when it came out. It hasn't been as good and has given me more problems than I expected for a system directly from Microsoft. But the real reason I'm getting it is that I do web application security testing for a living and I'm jumping into more mobile application testing and X Code is needed to be good at it. I'm looking forward to it. I won't order for a bit though until I see reviews around the different dGPUs so that I can decide what is best for me. Oh, I know I'll be buying over kill for my base needs, but I want it to be.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I would love to. I have the Air from 2013 so yes.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Really, I don't think how that touch bar is gonna be useful for the masses. It is gonna be useful just for a small group of people you know. If I had a 2015 MacBook Pro I would probably not gonna upgrade. But if so it's gonna be just because of the performance and not because of the touch bar.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I've got a 2014 air. I may wait until next year to get the pro, however the price scares me. Haha
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Probably. My Mac mini is getting a little slow. I don't think it will be able to handle Final Cut and iMovie has gotten horrible.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I ordered the 15" MBP Space Gray yesterday morning. The delivery date has been pushed back to 3-4 weeks now.

    The Touch ID is a great idea, but then I have an Apple Watch which allows me to log on automatically anyway. Yes, I know it also allow us to use Apple Pay. But then most places I shop accept PayPal which has OneTouch set up (actually it is one "Click").

    I am not sure if I like the Touch Bar or not. It is yet to see after some actual usage. If I were the designer of this thingie, I will put it closer to the trackpad, probably between the Space Bar and the trackpad, for minimal travel of our hands. Hey Apple, if you read and implement this idea, I want the credit. Ha ha.

    Regardless, I think this is the best MBP ever made.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I am torn. Do I want the basic 13 inch, a sort of super 13 MacBook Air that that I am using, or so I need the 15 inch - which is a lot heavier and a lot more espensive and I'm not sure for me I need all that. And the touch bar looks cool, but do I need it? Not so sure.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    For me the 15 inch is worth the extra weight (and sore back) based on screen size alone. I don't have desk space at home or work, which means I work wherever there is space and don't have a monitor. My dream scenario, to be honest, would be a Macbook Pro and a 12.9 iPad Pro which could be hooked up through Duet Display in a pinch for my screen real estate. Not financially practical on a PhD stipend though!

    angusmatheson, one thing to keep in mind with the non-touch bar option is that it will likely get better battery life. Apple is quoting them the same, but it uses a slightly more efficient processor, has a slightly bigger battery, and will consume slightly less power due to not having the OLED display from the Touch Bar. No way to know until reviews come in, but I wouldn't be surprised if each of those "slightlys" add up to another hour or two of battery life!
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    Quote Originally Posted by James Falconer View Post
    Simple question here! Please vote and share your reasoning with us. Do the improved specs and features make the new MacBook Pro worth your hard earned dollar? Or are you completely fine with your current setup? Sound off!
    I answered the question with NO.

    Reason: Price. simple as that.

    I don't feel the increase by $300 is worth it. There are 2015 Macbook Pros with 80 - 90% of the power and $500 cheaper in some cases.

    I absolutely love the design, i love the touch bar and the screen ect and would be fantastic to own, genuinely amazing. But, not worth the price. If it was a $100 increase for the touch bar i would be OK with that,
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    The new MacBook seems great. But the price is far more than I expected. Might by but not right away.
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    Default Re: Are you going to buy the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID?

    I was waiting for new models so I could get a new machine at the right time. I would have been happy with just a speed bump.
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