So, I'm buying a new MacBook. Question is, which one?

over 6 years ago from Luis da Silva, Digital Product Designer

  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 6 years ago

    I recently got the 2017 15" macbook pro (max specs for video work). My thoughts: Its beautiful, the touchbar is mostly useless imo, but its a great machine, incredibly fast. and works well for what i needed.

    If you want to cut down on price, a top of the line 2015 model would work well I am sure. but the 2017 is a fantastic computer and I would recommend it.

    but if you can use windows, you could get a more powerful machine for cheaper

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    • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, over 6 years ago

      That's my dilemma at the moment; going for a cheaper 2015 MacBook version, which can do the job, or buying the newer MacBook Pro version, future proof.

      Talking about future proof, I'm afraid upcoming MacBook versions will have more functionalities for the Touch Bar. However, at the moment, I can relate with you when it come to it.

      Using Windows OS itself is out of question, for professional reasons; most of the software I'm using only works on MacOS, like Sketch, Framer, or Principle.

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      • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 6 years ago

        Yeah i feel. for me the touchbar functionality its a big deal, but I think going future-proof (if you can even call it that with mac) is the best way to go. I buy a new laptop every 4 years or so, and this one should last me until then. thats what I would do!

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      • Tropical HoochTropical Hooch, over 6 years ago

        The touchbar is a gimmick. It's never going to give you any competitive edge over those who don't have it. It's only useful if you're typing on your computer, so if you plug it in to an external monitor, or use an external keyboard it's completely useless.

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