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2012 MBA -> 2017 MBP 13" worth the upgrade for screen/graphics?

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I've been tempted lately to get a new 13" MBP with touchbar. However, my current 2012 13" MBA is basically fine for most tasks. Even though it's 5 years old I have no problem doing routine photo editing, watching movies, etc. Where it really lags is in gaming, especially GPU performance. I'm not a heavy gamer but even 'light' games slow it down. If I get the MBP will it be enough to handle running modern games on high graphics settings? X-Plane 11 for example?

I'm also wondering how the glossy retina screen performs in bright conditions such as next to the window on an airliner. Movies still watchable?

It's hard to decide if it's worth the money or if I would be better off giving it a couple of years until my computer is actually obsolete and/or Apple comes out with something even better.

 


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