Trying to decide between the new MB Pro 13in or going with the 16in.
I have heard that the 10th Gen are significantly faster than the 9th and that most folks expect a refresh this year.
I could probably keep my Late Oct 2013 13in MB Pro on life support until then. I went to pop off the back to put in a new SSD drive and the back literally popped off. I thought to myself, are the batteries supposed to be round like that. So in the past 2 weeks I have put in a new drive and a new battery.
Would it be worth it to wait for the 10th Gen?
As of now, I think the whole Macbook lineup is quite current. You could always wait for whatever may or may not come next without buying anything at any given moment.
None of the Macbooks released recently are bad at all and all of them will continue to work well for years to come.
If you want a Macbook with a big screen, you will not regret buying the 16-inch version and if you want a nice deal, you can already get a refurbished one which is as good as a “new” one.
If you want to have a powerful 13-inch version, you will have an amazing machine - and yes, on the top end of the line with a 10th Gen Intel processor.
I really would just look at the screen size: would you like to have a big screen or not? I would not care so much about the question if the processor is part of the 9th or 10th generation. And apart from that, the 16-inch model is even available with Core i9 processors wich are not available for the 13-inch model.
Then again you should ask yourself, if you really need that amount of CPU horse power.