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

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

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 6 years ago

    I just wish their "Pro" machines could actually handle a professional workflow properly.

    I still run a late-2015 MBP 15" retina i5. Ok machine, not as good as my previous i7, but looking back that was a while ago now. I'm in the same boat - need a new machine, but I don't feel the hardware specs are worth the money.

    Hear me out - I'm a mac user since early 2000, I love the things. I really miss my G5 powermac lol. But I don't see the new features that the latest MBP bring are going to be of value to me.

    • Screen: Everyone comments on how lovely the screen is, but I have two huge cinema screens it gets plugged into when I get to the office - so a slightly moot point

    • Touch bar: I don't feel I'd ever use it, as I plug a mechanical keyboard in most of the time

    • NOT ENOUGH RAM. I don't care who says otherwise lol.

    • Not enough GPU options

    Now, while these are definite issues for me, I'll likely end up sal-sacking another MBP, because hey that's what you do when the entire company uses macs. But I'll be whinging the whole way to and from the Apple store :P

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