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cdevroe
cdevroe
The 16-inch MacBook Pro cdevroe.com
manton
manton

@cdevroe Thanks for writing that review. I've been pretty sure the 16-inch should be my next computer, but I've been dragging my feet because of the price, and a little uncertainty that it will match how much I love the 2014-era MacBook Pros.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@manton I feel as though I need to use it in a few more contexts, especially coworking which isn't happening at all right now, before I know for sure that I like it as much or better than that era of MBPs. I'll keep you posted. But, it is a screamer of a computer.

fgtech
fgtech

@cdevroe Thank you for the hopeful perspective. I think I will use my 2012 MBP as gently as possible until it dies. I am holding out in the (vain) hope that we eventually get ports back and an option without the Touch Bar. The loss of MagSafe is totally bizarre to me as well.

ronguest
ronguest

@cdevroe That one has been tempting me since it came out. But with a processor transition looming I'm holding off until we hear more about the timing, hopefully at WWDC this month. However if I needed a new MBP I'd definitely go with the 16".

cdevroe
cdevroe

@fgtech My guess is that the 16-inch MBP ARM-edition won't be ready until at least late 2021 if not 2022. So I didn't hesitate to buy one when I needed one.

cdevroe
cdevroe

@ronguest Forgot to include you in the other reply… but I doubt we'll see a 16-inch Mac for 18-24 months. So I had no hesitation to buy this one now. I'm glad I did.

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ronguest
ronguest

@cdevroe I imagine the transition will take some time, especially at the high end. Still I'm curious to hear the roadmap first.

fgtech
fgtech

@cdevroe Right. Given recent experience with Apple’s efforts at releasing products, I wouldn’t buy the first generation of any ARM Mac anyway. 😰