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Macbook Pro 2015 or 2016?

Hi! I recently purchased a Macbook Pro from a nearby Best Buy store. It was my first Mac purchase and I was very excited. I was helped by a nice associate but he failed to mention the fact that he was selling me an older model. He definitely made it sound like I was getting the latest one and when I got on the internet later on that night, I discovered I indeed had not. So, I was disappointed because making a big purchase like a laptop you don't want to begin with an outdated model. My question is - is it worth it for me to return the Pro 2015 to buy the Pro 2016? What are the differences and will I be glad I exchanged this one for the one $450 more? I would appreciate any advice!!!

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Also, the newer one is 256GB of flash storagae vs. only 125GB with the one I purchased.

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Re: Macbook Pro 2015 or 2016?

Hi vthokie2014 –

 

It’s tough to make a recommendation without knowing which SKU MacBook Pro you purchased. However you should be able to compare the model you purchased compared to the latest model MacBook Pro by viewing each of them found on our MacBook Pro Product Page.

 

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Re: Macbook Pro 2015 or 2016?

If u remember correctly the 2016 model was the first mac consumer reports didn't like due to battery issues.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2015 or 2016?

Quick changes

2016 Changes over 2015
- Screen is brighter
- Screen displays more colors
- Keyboard is switch to the butterfly switches. Less key press travel distance, slight click when pressed.
- Battery is much bigger on the 2015. 60W for 13" and 85W for 15" vs the current 54.5W battery for 13" and 49.2W for the 15". That'll make a significant difference.
- Upgraded CPU from Haswell chip to Skylake CPU. Good upgrade, more power efficient.
- Bigger trackpad. Slightly bigger than a large smart phone.

Biggest change:
- All ports removed. 4x USB-C ports and 1 Headphone jack.

No more Magsafe
No more SD Card
No more USB-A (normal square USB)
No more Thunderbolt 2

You get some better internals, and a brighter more colorful screen, but in turn you won't be able to plug in any of your old stuff, unless you buy adapters.

Hope that helps.