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    Which Mac Pro???

    I am in the market for an AppleMac Pro 15” Yes, I know I missed a couple of bargains on here just before Christmas and I’m still kicking myself for it! Cella vie!
    Anyway, I am open to a previously owned one as long as it is mintier than a very minty thing or I may get a refurbished one from Apple.

    My next question is which model to get, a 2015 model or a later version with that touch-bar thingy?

    All advice gladly accepted
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    I'm guessing you mean a Mac Book Pro like this:

    Rather than a MacPro like this:
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    A good place to go is the buyers guide at Macrumors.com if you want to see if there will be any updates or if you are desperate for the latest thing.

    The MacBook Pro with the touch bar is excellent. I don't use the touch bar that often but it is quite useful at times and doesn't really detract from the use of the computer, so I see it as a positive.

    However, depending on budget, other models are available. I would tend to go for a MacBook Air over a MacBook because of the number of ports, but if possible go for a MacBook Pro.

    As for desktops, the new iMac looks fabby, but the Mac Mini is due an update at some point and so is the Mac Pro.

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    Ah yes, I meant a MacBook Pro, or a laptop as they used to be called

    I have read that the Touch Bar is not a popular addition with many people?
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    Apple do academic discounts of approx 10-15%. It’s not tricky to get an you can use any child or student To get the discount.

    Some of the modern chips have lower clock speeds but are faster than the older chips.

    The new MacBook Pro has new ports on the side which are all proprietary so more expense to factor in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    Apple do academic discounts of approx 10-15%. It’s not tricky to get an you can use any child or student To get the discount.

    Some of the modern chips have lower clock speeds but are faster than the older chips.

    The new MacBook Pro has new ports on the side which are all proprietary so more expense to factor in.
    I think you'll find they're not proprietary, but USB-C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    I think you'll find they're not proprietary, but USB-C.
    Sorry, correct. You need to buy a thing like this to get access to the common ports.



    This one seems cheap but Dixon’s at the airport sell something similar for £110 jut to get the ports I wanted.

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    I got a USB-C to 3 USB port adapter for about £30.
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    This is the type I saw at the airport.

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