A friend recently was buying a 13-inch 2017 Apple MacBook Pro. He went through an iteration or two of models, so let me cut to the chase here, for the benefit of anyone considering a similar purchase:
The only 13-inch MacBook Pro that I would consider is the NON touchbar model 2.5 GHz / 1TB SSD / 16GB memory.
The 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with 2TB SSD is a whopping $1500 off. While the 2017 model is a little faster, that’s a very large discount (2017 model has no discount at all as I write this)—and a 2TB internal SSD is a must-have for me (1TB not enough). Plus that internal SSD is non-replaceable and blazingly fast.