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MacBook: returned. Got MacBook Pro 13 without TB

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After 10 days decided to return MacBook 2017. Got MacBook Pro 13” without TB instead.

I thought that the main reason why I might want to return it would be performance. But after I run my benchmarks, it showed expected performance, a little bit slower than MacBook Pro, but still more than enough to do day to day stuff, including some coding.

My reasons to return it are:

Where MacBook shines:

Decided to get MacBook Pro without TB instead. I use MacBook Pro 2016 with TouchBar at work, so I know what I am missing by getting the version without TouchBar. Touch ID is great to have, but I have not seen any usage of it. Having F-keys and Esc keys is certainly a big plus comparing to TouchBar. Also after looking on some benchmark tests - seems like MacBook Pro without TB shows very similar results to the one with TB. Interesting that model without TouchBar has 54.5-watt-hour battery, but the one with TouchBar has 49.2-watt-hour, I assume that this can give some better battery life.

Comparing to the benchmarks I run for MacBook, run just few for the MacBook Pro without TouchBar:

I was told that new MacBook Pro 13” 2017 with TB showed similar results for the battery test as MacBook Pro 13” 2017 without TB.

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