The 2018 MacBook Pro is finally here with supercharged processors, Hey Siri, a new True Tone display and a quieter keyboard. For many users this is an easy upgrade to make, after waiting months for the release to arrive, but for others there may still be better options, or a reason to buy an older MacBook Pro instead of the new MacBook Pro model.
This 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, you may want to wait until later this year as Apple is rumored to be working on a cheaper 13-inch MacBook.
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.
There are still plenty of reasons to hate the new MacBook Pro design, but there are way more USB C accessories and in some cases less need for dongles. The MacBook Pro models ship with macOS High Sierra, but will get a free upgrade to macOS Mojave in the fall.
We’ll walk through the reasons to buy the current model if you are on an older MacBook Pro, and even if you own a 2016 or 2017 model.
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 Full Reviews
- Wait for Bigger Deals
- 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.
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