New MacBook Pro: 5 Reasons to Buy, 4 Reasons Not To

The new MacBook Pro is a great machine for many users, but for others, it is very tough to use as their main laptop. This is a look at the reasons to buy the new MacBook Pro and why you should buy an old model or wait for the 2017 MacBook Pro.

While there are definitely some reasons to hate the 2016 MacBook Pro design there are also plenty of reasons to buy it — and the latest macOS Sierra updates help with battery life and functionality.

This new MacBook Pro includes a sleek new design, upgraded performance, better battery life, Touch ID, a new Touch Bar and a new Space Gray color option.

Read: 2016 MacBook Pro 13 vs MacBook Pro 15

We’ll walk through five reasons to buy new MacBook Pro and three reasons to look for an older MacBook Pro deal from someone who is upgrading.

Here’s a list of reasons to buy the 2016 MacBook Pro:

  1. Buy for a Smaller Design & Touch Bar
  2. Buy for More Storage
  3. Buy for Fast Connectivity Options
  4. Buy for More Performance
  5. Buy for Touch ID & Apple Pay
Why you should buy the new MacBook Pro and why you should buy an older model.

Why you should buy the new MacBook Pro and why you should buy an older model.

Apple announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch ID and Touch Bar and a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch ID and a TouchBar. The new models start at $1,499 and go up to $2,399 before upgrades and customizations.

Now that the 2016 MacBook Pro reviews here and the MacBook with Touch Bar is in stores we take an updated look at why you should buy this new model and why you should skip it.

Here is a walkthrough of the reasons to buy the new MacBook Pro and the reasons you should look at Windows PCs, buy a 2015 MacBook Pro or wait for the 2017 MacBook Pro.

Buy for a Smaller Design & Touch Bar

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Buy for a Smaller Design & Touch Bar

One of the biggest reasons to buy the 2016 MacBook Pro is the new design. The new MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter and smaller than the one it replaces. 

Apple shaves half a pound of each of the models, shrinks the overall; size by 20 to 23% and makes them thinner without cutting battery life, performance or the screen size. 

The new models include a Touch Bar above the display on the $1,799 and up models. This allows you to touch the small display to control applications and system functions. 

When you use Apple applications and soon other applications, the Touch Bar will change so you can use it to quickly access what you want. We know you can use it for Emoji, for app functions, for quick replies and much more. 

In addition to the Touch Bar, you also get a new Force Touch trackpad that is twice as big as the trackpad on the 2015 MacBook Pro. 

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