2016 MacBook Pro: 6 Reasons to Buy, 4 Reasons Not To

The 2016 MacBook Pro reviews are rolling in and while there are definitely some reasons to hate the new MacBook Pro design there are also plenty of reasons to buy it.

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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 six reasons to buy 2016 MacBook Pro and three reasons to look for a 2015 MacBook Pro deal from someone who is upgrading.

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 are going live and the MacBook Pro is out for delivery for many users. Starting this week you can go in store to see the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID if you want to go hands on before you buy one.

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Here is a walkthrough of the 6 reasons to buy the 2016 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 wait for 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. 

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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 acccess 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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