I went for it. I bought the new MacBook Pro. My previous machine was a Late 2011 MacBook Pro that I purchased in February 2012, back when there was still a 17″ MBP option. Can you even remember that? A 17″ Mac laptop? When you read my comments and impressions of the new MacBook Pro, take that timeline into consideration; I’m jumping forward in time five years.

Here are the specs of the machine I purchased:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016)

  • 2.9GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB VRAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB
  • 1TB PCIe-based SSD

There is less to customize in 2016 on a MacBook Pro than there was in 2012, but the decisions are more important because the machine can’t be upgraded. Over the years I changed a lot on my Late 2011…

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