7 Reasons to Buy the 2018 MacBook Pro & 4 Reasons Not To
Here are the reasons to buy the 2018 MacBook Pro and the reasons not to buy it yet. While we’re in 2019, the MacBook Pro that is on sale is the 2018 model. We expect a 2019 MacBook Pro later this year, but right now models on sale are the 2018 version. These are still powerful, new Apple notebooks and you won’t see 2018 in the name at Apple or retailers, but it’s what you are getting.
This new Macbook Pro includes faster processors, Hey Siri functionality, a True Tone display and a quieter keyboard that is supposedly less prone to issues. Our guide focuses on the 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models with the Touch Bar and USB C. The design is very similar to the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models, but Apple adds many new MacBook Pro features that some users will find worth the cost of upgrading.
Upgrades come to the 2018 MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar only. There is no major upgrade to the base 13-inch model, so if you were looking at that model, should look into the MacBook Air.
The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch model at $2,399. A top of the line 2018 MacBook Pro is $6,699. You can also look for deal at Best Buy.
We’ll walk through the reasons to buy the current MacBook Pro if you are on an older MacBook Pro, and even if you own a 2016 or 2017 model. We’ll also cover some reasons to wait.
Here are a list of reasons to buy the 2018 MacBook Pro;
- For a Better Display
- For More Performance
- For a Quieter Keyboard
- For Hey Siri
- If You’re Going to Keep it For A Long Time
- Buy for Touch ID & Apple Pay
- You Like the Student & Teacher Deals
There are also several reasons not to buy the 2018 MacBook Pro, which we’ll share to help you decide based on your own needs.
- Wait for a Bigger MacBook Pro
- Wait for a Better Keyboard
- Buy an Older MacBook Pro
- Don’t Upgrade If You Don’t Want TouchBar
Keep reading to learn about why you should wait, and why you should buy the 2018 MacBook Pro now.
05/21/2019 at 3:48 pm
“Not everyone needs the best processor or 32GB of RAM, but even if you opt for a base or mid-line 2018 MacBook Pro, it’s going to last you longer and serve you better than buying an older model if you keep your notebook until it cannot do the work you need anymore.”
Can you update the SSD on a post-2015 MacBook? Are you sure your keyboard will still even work in two more years? I’d say the post-2015 models have been the most un-upgradable, un-serviceable, and (because of keyboard issues) least reliable Macs in over 15 years. Would not recommend until Apple gets its head out of its ass and starts making top-tier laptops for professionals again.