Apple have launched the latest Macbook Pros, featuring a refined design, updated processors, a new Touch Bar and more. Are these improvements enough to justify the new higher price and is there really any reason to buy one? Andy (@AndyVan) and Tom (@TheTechChap) go head-to-head to find out.
Lately, Apple seems to be in a habit of making everything very inconvenient. From removing the 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone to replacing every port on the new Macbook Pro with a USB Type C. Now I need an adaptor for my hard drives, phone charger and SD cards. It’s a pain the arse, especially the loss of the SD card slot.
Price is a problem, too. With the new entry-level Macbook Pro (without the new Touch Bar) starting from £1,449. Many fans of the Pro and the MacBook Air, including myself, are now looking to cheaper PC alternatives following Apple’s recent launch.
For me, the new MacBook Pro is a great advert for the old one, which makes it a disappointment in my eyes.
The new Macbook Pros are ridiculously expensive, but it’s the price you pay for what is arguably the best laptop on the market.
I love my current Macbook Pro – it’s fast, reliable and very portable, three areas the new Macbook Pro improves on even further. The more powerful Skylake processor (and dedicated Radeon graphics card in the 15-inch model), bigger touchpad, innovative new Touch Bar and future proof USB C ports are solid upgrades. Combined with a redesigned thinner and lighter chassis, the new Macbook Pro 2016 is the ultimate laptop.
What do you think?
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