Base model MacbookPro 13" with 1TB SSD unboxing and first impressions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jazzfascist, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. jazzfascist macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2016
    Just got it from UPS. It's base model + 1TB SSD.

    Waiting for the system to update and then restore from time machince usb3 disk using HAMA USB-C to USB-A hub.

    It was 2321 euros with uni discount. Ordered day after event.
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    1TB!? Pricey upgrade. Let us know how it performs!
  3. jazzfascist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2016
    Here are xbench results.
    Seems an age old benchmark...

    Results 816.85
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.12.1 (16B2657)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model MacBookPro13,1
    Drive Type Macintosh HD
    Memory Test 587.06
    System 645.91
    Allocate 1601.94 5.88 Malloc/sec
    Fill 471.05 22903.71 MB/sec
    Copy 527.01 10885.28 MB/sec
    Stream 538.04
    Copy 857.40 17709.16 MB/sec
    Scale 470.22 9714.66 MB/sec
    Add 652.56 13900.89 MB/sec
    Triad 383.30 8199.67 MB/sec
    Disk Test 1342.23
    Sequential 826.12
    Uncached Write 1545.91 949.16 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 1756.91 994.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 318.15 93.11 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 2071.80 1041.27 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 3576.70
    Uncached Write 2568.80 271.94 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 2571.07 823.09 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 9757.63 69.15 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 4208.09 780.84 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  4. jmebbk macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2013
    Exactly would have been better to buy an SSD right?
  5. speedbumpnv macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    No one makes an upgrade yet. The OWC 1tb upgrade kit for the previous MBP is still $600. I suppose you do get to keep your existing SSD as an external drive if you buy the enclosure for it...
  6. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    Forget Xbench.

    Geekbench 4
    Unigene Valley Extreme Ultra 1080p
    AJA System Test
  7. jazzfascist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2016
    Aja System Test:
    Read: 2201MB/s
    Write: 1611MB/s
  8. dapork macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2016
    Is that a way to move all your stuff, say from your old machine, onto the new one? I was wondering about how to do that efficiently. Is there a specific function in time machine that does it for you?
  9. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    When you set up the new machine, it offers to restore from Time Machine, among others. The migration assistant does the work. You can also connect the two machines directly, which is faster.
  10. jazzfascist, Nov 9, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016

    jazzfascist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2016
    I'm quite impressed with the machine so far, it's not perfect however.

    - keyboard is way noisier than any mac keyboard i've tried (not the ancient ones). Not a kalashikov but still...
    - Bring back that Magsafe!
    - build quality and form factor are great for my use
    - Battery life has been impressive
    - Fan noise is nonexistent
    - With hardware decoding, VLC stays below 30% CPU use even with 4k material. With CPU decoding
    CPU usage is much higher.

    I'm comparing with a Macbook core 2 duo which I bought in 2007. It's still usable in light web surfing and office suites with 1TB SSD 3G RAM but the cpu simply can't keep up with modern tasks.

    8G RAM seems a plenty for web/cloud development. For work though I would have taken 16G.
  11. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Wow... I bought a Kingston SSD for a Windows laptop this week, which tops out at a specified 500 MB/s. These Apple SSDs absolutely trounce such an SSD.

    I don't know about you guys, but sometimes it feels I'm living in the future.

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