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MacBook Pro 2017 Tips and Details


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What are your tips and notes on the new MacBook Pro?


Justin’s notes on the new 2017 Macbook Pro:

Limited selections. So far the ShakaCode team favorite is to get:

  • Best 15" choice
  • Faster processor option
  • 1TB drive, rather than 2TB drive to save $800
  • AppleCare 3-year warranty

Reasons to Upgrade

From my 2015 Macbook Pro:

  • Faster drive speed
  • Better video to support 4K and 5K devices
  • Touchpad, screen, new trackpad, and keyboard are AWESOME
  • Overall so much faster than my top of the line 2015 model!
  • USB-C is much better! Yes, you need some dongles, but you can use a single connector to a Thunderbolt docking station. Very elegant!

Monitor

Dongles and Cables

USB-C/Thunderbolt-3

Seems AMEX best to use with AppleCare

Closing Thoughts

Any reasons to wait for another upgrade cycle?

Setup Notes


Justin's favorite productivity tools (with Mac and iOS)
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And don’t forget to max out the RAM. Running a Rails server, multiple Chrome tabs, a node server for weback, multiple linters in your editor, etc., can really add up!