Almost two months later...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cache, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Cache macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2007
    ... and I still love the machine. No issues whatsoever. Battery is fine, keyboard is fine, the touch bar is fine, overall stability is fine and last but not least the ports are fine. Who else loves their machine?
  2. ntnskrds macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Count me in ... Amazing machine... Not sold on the touch bar though. Doesn't bother me (well, the missing physical ESC key does) but I don't think it adds anything substantial. I would swap mine for a no-touch bar 15'' if I had such an option.
  3. Iceteamm macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2014
    Me too! Love everything about it. Very curious and excited to see what the touch bar will bring in the future when there is more integration.
  4. diggy33 macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2011
    We got a couple in at work, and though I'm not sold on the touch bar, I do love everything else about the machine. I think the keyboard is a better feel than on my 2016 rMB, the screen is amazing, and of course the build/form factor are tops. I think the touch bar is gimmicky, and I hope its something that may eventually get fazed out, or Apple at least offers the 15" non-touch bar option.
  5. Nathan King macrumors member

    Nathan King

    Aug 24, 2016
    Omaha, NE
    The degree to which the touch bar will shape the user experience is to be determined, therefore I don't feel the upgrade is worth it based on the touch bar alone. Since you already have a 2015 MacBook Pro you're rightfully not seeing the value. Ultimately, success will be dependent on if/how software developers utilize the technology. It's a risky, forward thinking move on Apple's part, that's for sure. The enormous technological jumps between major releases experienced in the 90's is long gone, which is causing technology companies to rethink their business model to keep sales from stagnating/declining.
  6. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    I find myself hitting the ESC key a lot with my work so that would bother me, but there's a few at work I mess around with and agree that they are absolutely sweet machines.
  7. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    I still love my 15" base model. No complaints here.
  8. raqball macrumors 68000

    Sep 11, 2016
    It's okay... I got what I paid for and expected..
  9. rwaggoner Suspended

    Dec 15, 2016
    Almost a month in, I love mine even more. No issues except one minor glitch sometimes that's clearly a software bug. Otherwise, it's perfect. Best computer I have ever had.
  10. capelesshero macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    Chino Hills, CA
    Same, I am happy with my MacBook and plan on keeping it until it dies. I still have my first MBP and it works great!
  11. munna78 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2016
    Ditto. Love my 2016 15".

    I actually hate having to use my late 2013 15" at work now! It's keyboard is mushy, track pad is small/loud, and feels so thick/heavy compared to the new one
  12. aevan macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2015
    Still love mine, ofc. I still love every Apple product I ever bought, and this one is no different.
  13. Cache thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2007
    I'm glad to see some positivity! Like every Apple product it takes a while to appreciate how well they are all made. Sure, they could have chosen different approaches, but every decision has pros and cons. I believe they did a fine job of engineering these machines and most of the negativity came from a combination of the hiatus between macbook releases and the expectations which kept increasing during said hiatus. These expectations eventually reached an unrealistic peek and thus in a lot of people their minds the machines were a failure when introduced. The price tag is the only point I agree on being too high, but you know what? I had the money to burn and I gladly ordered my macbook after letting the prices sink in for a couple days.
  14. Trixs macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2008
    Battery has gone to **** since yesterday, lol. Constantly using over 10 watts now :/. Hopefully that resolves itself. There's also been a stuck key, but I managed to solve that (still feels different than the others though). Apart from that it's all good :D
  15. JTMacster macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2015
    Have had my 15 incher for a couple of weeks and love it. No issues. Sold my 4.0GZ 5K iMac and feel that this machine is just as snappy. TouchBar would be a real winner if it could initiate macro activity vs. just menu items. I am a part time photographer. Keep my pics in Apple Photos (25K or so), but always go to Affinity Photo to edit. In order to do so have to hit edit then extensions then edit in Affinity Photo. Be nice to have one customizable button to do that. Today can't even customize TouchBar in Apple Photos. Do use TB in Safari. Love the keyboard and the display. Happy customer and like all of the politics right now am tired of all the negative rhetoric concerning Apple. Would feel different I guess if I had graphic issues, but not seeing any at this point.
  16. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    Just got a 15" Friday, it replaced a 2015 27" iMac for me. By definition, I'm a guy that likes ports and loved the previous generation keyboard. I have had absolutely no problem adjusting to the new keyboard and find it quite better than the rMB. I thought the trackpad might be too large, but actually, I really enjoy the extra space. It's the exact size of my Magic Trackpad 2. I guess I can toss that accessory now, won't be needing it. ;)

    The touch bar is a bit of an adjustment. I really want to try and like it, give it a fair shake. Last night I tried really hard to use it in Photoshop, and to my surprise actually found it somewhat useful. Especially for quickly changing brush sizes and stuff. Problem is, I'm an old photoshop dog so it's too easy for me to revert to my long since memorized keyboard shortcuts. Time will tell with the touchbar...

    When typing and needing to hit the "esc" key, I thought it would be trickier than it is. But so far so good. Confuses my brain a bit when I'm not actively thinking about it because I expect the tactile feel of a key but instead just hit glass. Just another minor adjustment that needs to happen in the old noggin.

    In terms of ports, I usually only need them when sitting at my studio desk. For now, my ancient thunderbolt display is serving as that docking station providing access to my spinning raid media array, ethernet, USB-A and other goodies. I picked up 2 TB2-TB3 adapters as well as a USBc-a adapter just in case. As a media professional, I often need an SD card reader, which I always had in my bag anyway. Not a big adjustment in terms of ports. TB3 can literally adapt to anything it seems.

    Just waiting for a USBc drive catty in the mail so I can throw an SSD in and use it as a bootcamp volume. Then I'll be golden.

    I picked up the 15" 2.7/455 stock model. Giving it a run for it's money right now, wasn't sure if I wanted to wait the delivery time for a 460. Might still end up returning this to order that upgrade, but actually, this thing seems pretty zippy in AE and Premiere Pro. BIG upgrade over the 2014 15" GT750M I was using at work. That thing couldn't handle anything in Premiere. I exported the same Pr project on my iMac, 2016 rMBP and 2014 rMBP and found this result:

    Late 2015 5k 4GHz/32GB/395X 4GB - 3:00.02
    rMBP 2016 2.7GHz/16GB/455 2GB - 4:38.25
    rMBP 2014 2.8GHz/16GB/750M: 5:18.09
  17. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Yep. Been getting 9-10 hrs on my 15". The haters didn't really have the money to begin with so returning it and blasting the machine as a total failure is their form of therapy. Cool.
  18. OT2000 macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2007
  19. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    Like mine a lot.

    - Battery fine
    - Love the keyboard
    - TouchID great
  20. pubmsu macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    Those who also used an iMac retina, how do you find the day to day zippyness (not raw processing performance) on MBP 2016 15-inch compared to the iMac?
  21. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    I find no substantial difference at all.
  22. Mefisto macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2015
    The North
    I haven't had mine for two months yet, but based on the time I have had it I must say I'm liking it very much. The keyboard feels much better, although there was a transition period while getting used to it. Now it just feels more "accurate", and faster to type on, and the slightly louder sound really doesn't bother me, or those around me at all. Not that I'm a typing champion on either keyboard, but still. Regarding the ports I've managed quite well, bought the cables / adapters that I need and they work fine. Battery seems to last anywhere between 8 to 10 hours with light usage, and usually if I'm doing something more battery draining I'm either plugged in or have the option to do that should the need arise. Haven't really figured out that much actual use for the Touch Bar yet, but there are some shortcuts that I've begun to adopt in certain apps. Let's see what devs come up with in the future.

    Now for the comedy part of this post. As I'm really ignorant when it comes to these kinds of things, I might as well revel in my ignorance and ask you guys and maybe even learn something in the process. The new MBP's shipped with only the charger brick and the USB C -charger cable. Can I attach the power cord from the old (2010) MBP charger to the new charger brick and use it, or will doing so result in me causing an explosion leveling the whole apartment building, or worse? Yeah, laugh away.
  23. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    Ha, sure, no problem. I think one reason they didn't include one is that most people already have one.
  24. turbineseaplane, Jan 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017

    turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    I'm only one day into a mid spec 15" tbMBP and I have to say I've already adapted quite quickly to the keyboard.

    I do wish it was a touch quieter, but I actually quite like the feeling of gliding around and taking very little force to hit keys.

    (I say this as someone who's had everything - RealForce-Topre, Cherry boards, HHKB-Topre, All the Apple keyboards, Lenovo USB external, Matias ErgoPro, Kinesis Freestyle, MS Sculpt, MS Naturals, etc)
  25. XSharp macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2016
    9/10. Would be a 9.9/10 if RAM was 32 GB and CPU was more of an upgrade. Not Apple's fault per se but I am a tough grader. A 10? That would require an integrated MagSafe style USB-C solution and 11 hours battery ;)

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