We had to double-check this when our Numbers spreadsheet told us: there is one case where you have a choice of two different Apple portables for exactly the same price. If we ever doubted it, then, that is one clear situation where cost is not the deciding factor.
It’s just that we think it never is. What you always need to do is balance the price, the performance and many other factors regardless of what budget you have or what Mac portable you want.
Mind you, money is usually one of those factors. There’s no getting around the fact that if you want the absolute best MacBook Pro with maxed out everything then just a good reason isn’t enough, you’re also going to need $6,699.
We’ve looked at what you can get for budget price points from under $1,000 up to that fully-loaded top price. We’ve also given you reasons to move up to the next tier if you can.
Keep in mind
The more you spend on your Mac portable, the better it will be. That doesn’t mean, though, that you’ll even notice the difference. Your MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar will be capable of rendering VR video all day but if you just type in TextEdit on it, you’re not seeing the benefit.