I had a strange dream last night, and the new 13″ MacBook Pro was the main actor…
It took me a week or two to decide whether I was going to get getting the new MacBook Pro to replace my 2014 base 13″ model, with 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, and a Core i5 CPU. I got it to replace my 11″ Air, and since it’s my second Mac — my portable typewriter — I didn’t bother speccing it out. To be frank, it’s more than fast enough today, running Sierra. When traveling, I also run Lightroom and Photoshop on it, to offload new photos from my camera and do some basic post processing on them. Because the MacBook screen isn’t as good as the one I have at home, I usually colour correct the shots on my desktop, when I return.
I ordered the new MacBook Pro for two reasons: it has a better screen and it’s lighter/smaller. This will make traveling easier, while being able to post process my shots wherever I am in the world. I chose the Touch Bar model, with the base Core i5 2.9 GHz, a 256 GB SSD, and 8 gigs of RAM. I was contemplating getting the base MacBook 13″, with the Air CPU, without the Touch Bar, with 16 gigs of RAM, because it should last longer on a charge, and I don’t really fancy the Touch Bar. While I think I made the right decision, I am still not absolutely sure, hence last night’s dream, where I exchanged the Touch Bar model for a MacBook 13″. The only problem that I have with the cheapest 13″ MacBook is the CPU — I feel it should be of the 28 W TDP variety.
From an economic standpoint, I really should skip this model entirely — it comes out to almost $2300 in Poland (the one which costs
$1500 $1799 without tax in USA) — and perhaps I still will. The price is insane. It’s supposed to arrive sometime in the first two weeks of December, so I still might change my mind.
Corrected the US price for the Touch Bar model. Don’t drink and write.