MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016, with Touch Bar) video review



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December 5, 2016, 12:05 pm

Smells like an expensive Apple Victory


December 5, 2016, 12:25 pm

Nice machine, but I don't think Apples back with a bang. The competition has caught up. The touch bar is nice/ok, but nothing really special. The price to design, performance, quality just is'nt good enough when you factor in the competitions progress.

And I really think comment like the one in the beginning regarding the touch bar - "As such, it’s fast and responsive in the way that only Apple devices seem to be" - makes a lot of people doubt Trustedreviews objectivity.

Right now I have an iPhone 6s (very content with it), but I came from a Samsung s6 Edge and it is as fast and responsive as my current iPhone (actually the iPhone keeps freezing after missed calls).

cheese king

December 5, 2016, 3:02 pm

anyone considering shelling out this much money for a Core i5-6267U needs their head seeing too, full stop.

Jaidyn Belbin

January 6, 2017, 8:38 am

What a beautiful machine; industrial design at its finest. That Space Grey looks killer too. Simply one of the best, if not the best, laptops you can buy.

Chris Handscomb

May 5, 2017, 8:27 am

Michael, for what it's worth regarding your comment:

"Frustratingly, Apple removed the “Estimated Time Remaining” guide from the battery menu, so basically there’s no way to judge whether you’ll make it through the work day on a single charge. Apple claims it wasn’t all that accurate, fluctuating significantly – but at least it offered a guideline"

You can run the command in the terminal to get an estimated "time remaining" read out : pmset -g batt

in the terminal and you're given an estimated readout: -InternalBattery-0 (id=3342435) 11%; discharging; 0:27 remaining

My biggest complaint owning the 15" Space Grey top spec model, is the battery life.

I would highly recommend to anyone considering this model to buy a hard shell, when you're spending this kind of cash anyway, whatever the space grey coating is made of is very prone to dings / scratches & scuffs.

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