Is the new MacBook Pro worth buying?

Episode 1360 (1:37:23)

Daniel from Glendora, CA
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Daniel is looking to get a MacBook Pro for video and music editing. Leo says that Macs are excellent for that, and Final Cut is a popular editing tool. But for Leo, the Touch Bar doesn't really work and is an added expense for no good reason. The lower end MacBook Pro isn't really power enough for editing a feature, though.

Leo says he could save money by getting the 2015 MacBook Pro. He could probably get it refurbished. The new one doesn't seem to be that much faster, if at all. He'll probably want the i7 since it has hyper threading, which would be great for multi track recording.