2016 MacBook Pro Pricing for Highest End Models – Which One Are You Getting?

Omar Sohail
Posted Oct 28, 2016
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The 2016 MacBook Pro series of notebooks includes the 13-inch MacBook Pro that features function keys, followed by two notebooks that feature the Touch Bar and Touch ID. While we have covered their detailed specifications for the base models, what sort of hardware and software combination would you get in return if you have the necessary funds to purchase the most high-end model from all the three notebooks announced yesterday? Let us find out.

Here Are the Most Spec’d Out Versions of All 2016 MacBook Pro Models – Which One Will You Be Getting to Satisfy Your Hardware Requirements

To recap on the previous pricing details, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro family starts from the following:

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: $1,499
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID: $1,799
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID: $2,399

Here, we will be comparing the pricing of all the models regarding their highest configured hardware specifications. Keep in mind that in addition to the hardware, we will also be including Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X, which is paid software that creative professionals use, which will require a lot of space, memory and a whole lot of processing power.

13-Inch MacBook Pro

Remember that no matter which 13-inch MacBook Pro you end up purchasing, you will still be getting the same iGPU from Intel. If you want a dedicated GPU from AMD, then consider increasing your budget and getting your hands on the powerful 15-inch MacBook Pro. This particular model gives you an ample 16GB of RAM, a dual-core processor, and a 1TB PCIe-based SSD. Unfortunately, you will only be getting two Thunderbolt 3 ports, but they will have a maximum data transfer speed of 10Gbps.

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13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar and Touch ID

This model brings several upgrades to the table, including the exciting new Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor that we’ve all heard about. In addition, it also features a total of 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports coupled with an upgraded i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of PCIe-based SSD. You’ll definitely be paying a lot for this one, but when comparing all three models, you will notice that this particular model provides you with the best ‘bang for the buck’ ratio, at least where you’re counting MacBook Pro models.

15-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar and Touch ID

Those who need the serious firepower will opt for these, but just remember that you’ll need to spend a lot of money to become the proud owner of the completely spec’d out 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro. Armed with a total of four Thunderbolt 3 ports, along with a quad-core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, you also get a Radeon Pro with 4GB worth of video memory, not to mention the Touch Bar and Touch ID.

After looking at all of these models, which one will you prefer purchasing, assuming your budget is able to pick up one of these notebooks? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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