In what way? The base 2016 MBP is $1,500 for a dual-core 2.0 Ghz processor, 8GB RAM (max), and integrated graphics. The Thinkpad I bought last year was virtually the same (albeit last generation CPU/graphics, not that it makes much performance difference), except it has a second RAM SODIMM so I can get up to 12GB of RAM. Only major feature that was lower is the display, which is only 1080p, all for ~$950. And it includes Ethernet, VGA, SD card, and 3 USB ports (the base MBP has only 2 USB-C ports, 1 of which will be used for charging 90% of the time). Oh and it has both m.2 and 2.5" sata drive compatibility, not a proprietary physical drive format that you can only get from Apple (like the new MBP does). So, yes, 50% more expensive, and far fewer features, and less upgradeability, and less repairability.