1. Pedro Hicken's Avatar
    So I'm in about of a pickle and looking for advise please.

    I had the MacBook 12 inch awhile back and fell in love with the style and keyboard. Unfortunately the power wasn't there so I upgraded to quite a beefy 2015 MacBook Pro (i7, 16gb 512gb) and I think I've decided to go with a refresher.

    I can get a 2016 model or 2017 but is the £300 worth the jump between the two?

    Any recommendations guys?

    Many Thanks.
    08-15-2017 05:09 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    I would always recommend the latest and greatest. If you don't mind spending £300, definitely get the 2017
    08-15-2017 05:45 PM
  3. Pedro Hicken's Avatar
    What are the main differences between the two apart from Kaby lake? I understand that Skylake was more built around power efficiency than speed?
    08-15-2017 11:47 PM
  4. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    What I've heard is that they upgraded the keyboard and the battery on the 2017 models. I would go with the newer ones just to be on the safe side.
    08-16-2017 05:06 AM
  5. donawalt's Avatar
    Not sure if you are talking 13" or 15", I have had the 15" of both the differences are:

    2.6/2.7 GHz CPU v. 2.8/2.9 GHz
    graphics cards are close to the same even though the model numbers have been bumped for the Radeon Pro (450/455 vs. 555/560)

    I thought I read somewhere the SSDs are faster in the 2017 but I can't find it.

    the low end was 1866 MHz RAM, now all is 2133MHz
    08-20-2017 05:58 PM

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