Hey. I am planing in getting a new macbook. I am strugling in chosing betwen the new 13 inch base model macbook pro and the 2015 macbook pro with 256 gb ssd. The prices are the same. What would be the wise decision to make?
(Sorry, not a native english speaker)
Agreed...depends on what you are trying to do. Personally, I would go with the new 2016 MBP. Mainly due to the updated tech (Processor, memory, faster SSD, better cooling, etc)...however, if the ports are needed, you will be spending additional $$ on adapters, so keep that in mind.
It comes down to what are you going to use the Macbook Pro for, and would you be OK with the early issues of the 2016 version so far (ie: lack of ports, erratic battery life, graphics issues, Touch Bar limitations, etc.). The 2015 version is still selling well because by and large it was a solid laptop.
Good choice on the 2015 model! I own one too and I love it a lot. Today I played around with the new touchbar MBP and though I'm impressed by the intuitively of the touchbar, I wasn't too impressed on the matte finishing which made the OLED less bright and sharp.
For right now, and for the average person. The 2015 Macbook Pro is a far better choice. Yes its not the latest and greatest but you getting all the.. 'legacy' ports which will make your life a lot easier. Plus, you can also spec it up higher since the price is now lower. Plus you saving money but not having to buy silly 'Adapter' and 'dongles'
Also its important to note, at least with the 2015 version you can upgrade some things.
I have both the mid 2014 and the 2016 Macbook 13 and by far the 2016 is faster with a brighter screen in my opinion. The port issue is solved with $20 worth of adapters from Amazon. All around the newer Macbook beats the older one in my opinion.