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Alternatives To The New MacBook Pros

Like a lot of you I was somewhat unenamoured with the new 2016 MacBook Pro lineup. A stupid touch bar does not an innovation make. Quite frankly I was a bit annoyed having waited 2 years for them to refresh the MacBook Pro only to be rewarded with lacklustre hardware and a price markup. So yeah screw you Apple, it's time to checkout some alternatives.

I have a few prerequisites of course:

At least 16 GB RAM

As I do most of my development using Docker containers more memory is always good. Ideally I would love 32 GB, but I can live with 16.

13-15" screen

13" is acceptable, 15" is nicer

Nice resolution

1920x1080 just doesn't cut it anymore.

After doing some research and watching/reading quite a few reviews & Hackernews/Reddit comments I've come up with the following alternatives:

So to compare prices (I'm in Holland, so prices will be in euros) I've decided to compare the 13" & 15" Mac Pros configured to my specifications to the competition.

13"

2.4GHz 13-inch MacBook Pro3.3GHz 13-inch MacBook ProDell XPS 13
CPU2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7-6660U3.3GHz dual‑core Intel Core i7-6567U2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U
RAM16GB 1866‑MHz memory16 GB 2133‑MHz memory16GB LPDDR3 1866‑MHz memory
HD512 GB PCIe‑SSD512 GB PCIe‑SSD512 GB PCIe‑SSD
GraphicsIntel Iris Graphics 540Intel Iris Graphics 550Intel HD 620
Resolution2560x16002560x16003200x1800
Price 2.539,00 2.799,00 2.007,39

15"

2.6GHz 15-inch Macbook Pro2.7GHz 15-inch Macbook ProDell XPS 15
CPU2,6‑GHz quad‑core Intel Core i7-6700HQ2,7‑GHz quad‑core Intel Core i7-6820HQ2,6‑GHz quad‑core Intel Core i7-6700HQ
RAM16 GB 2133‑MHz memory16 GB 2133‑MHz memory16 GB DDR4 2133‑MHz memory
HD512 GB PCIe‑SSD512 GB PCIe‑SSD512 GB PCIe‑SSD
GraphicsRadeon Pro 450 with 2 GB memoryRadeon Pro 455 with 2 GB memoryNvidia GTX 960M with 2 GB GDDR5
Resolution2880x18002880x18003840x2160
Price 2.939,00 3.199,00 2479,29