Finally Got my new 15'' tMbp.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macmannate, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. macmannate macrumors regular

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    Finally today got my new 15 inch 2016 MacBook Pro with touch bar.

    First impressions coming from a 2011 machine... Well the usb-c is hard to get used too.

    Keyboard I really like same with the track pad.

    Screen is killer.

    SSD Speed is off the charts!.

    So far so good, It's the 2.7 with 460 pro and 1TB SSD.
     
  2. leman macrumors G3

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  3. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    I totally agree I had my doubts as they are a expensive machine here in Australia but glad I pulled the trigger.
     
  4. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it's nice! I got the 13" It's been great.
     
  5. chevelleguy3 macrumors regular

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    Enjoy it! I love mine, definitely one of the best MacBook Pro's that I've owned.
     
  6. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd have to agree feels more sturdy and stronger also, the space grey also looks epic and no longer old.

    The Screen is bullcrap amazing!
     
  7. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502

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    I just got my 15" touch yesterday! I went with the 512GB SSD. The screen really is amazing. The USB-C is pretty annoying, I agree. I bought two USB-C to USB adapters, I already miss the ordinary ones.

    One of the biggest things for me is the power cord! First of all, it's very cool that I can plug it in on either side. Most importantly though, if the cord goes bad I can replace it with a $20 cable instead of a $79 complete power cord with adapter, like I had to so many times with my 2012 MBP.

    I didn't actually see the new MBP in person before I bought it. The first time I saw it was when I opened the box, and I have to say I was startled by how thin it is. For a moment, I wondered if I had mistakenly ordered the Air instead. I don't know how they did it, but it is nicer on my wrists to type because it sits so low to my desk.

    Love this computer!
     
  8. capelesshero macrumors member

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    It's only going to get better with usb-c. I got one usb-a adapter and a dual usb-c/a flash drive and I have no problems getting any work done. I love it. Congratulations on your Mac!
     
  9. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did the same thing went on-line did a CTO and went why not, I have many dongles for my dongle book but I love it.
     
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  11. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    I'd look for a branded one that you can check reviews for.
     
  12. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    Your coming from the 2011 MacBook Pro? That's the same machine I have at the moment. Is the screen a big difference? Also how much better is the SSD compared to the standard HDD that was in the 2011 MacBook Pro?
     
  13. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    I know this wasn't addressed to me, but I had to chime in. You are talking about two areas of improvement that are orders of magnitude better. Compared to pre-retina MBP's, SSD's are ridiculously faster than HDD. Hard for me to say the exact number since other factors in overall speed and I'm too lazy to look up. Just since 2015 version, it's 50% faster from that SSD, to give a small reference point. Screen - non-retina screens are unusable to me now. If you spend 10 minutes using a retina, it will be hard to go back as you will see every pixel on the old screens. And the screen is as bright as Apple has made. Aside from those two things, the speakers are as good as advertised. Best laptop speakers I've heard (I have not used made for music or gaming laptops) and music is actually acceptable on these, especially in the 3/3.5 lb size. I am not exaggerating any of these points.
     
  14. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    I'm trying to think in terms of comparison is it the same as the 2012 iMac? That's the newest Mac screen I have. I've heard the speakers are brilliant and there seems to be mixed reviews about the Touch Bar. Going to be an Apple Store in April so I will check them out alongside the 12" MacBook.
     
  15. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Make sure that will work, I've heard from others that it doesn't work or it's flaky...
     
  16. macmannate thread starter macrumors regular

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    So anyone else got some ideas also looking at the hyperdrive dock that has mini dp also.
     
  17. LunchMercenary macrumors newbie

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    Nice! I just bought a 13" ntb and it's awesome.

    I see you're looking at some ideas to hook up to a monitor, and if you don't mind I'm going to hijack your thread for a minute, but does anyone know if I connect my USB-C plug to an adapter that plugs into the monitor, does it still charge and create a hub? Or do I need a monitor specifically with a USB-C port?
     
  18. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry dude. If you want to charge through your monitor, you need usb-c and PD. Adapters and cables from a non usb-c port won't charge. You can buy a small hub that has PD though. That will still make it a one plug desktop connection.
     
  19. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Congrats on your new tMBPro. I just purchased one too - 15" Space Gray, the model that sells for $2399. I'm coming from a 2011 MBAir.

    I was wondering if you can answer a few questions.

    1. Will the battery degrade if I have it plugged constantly? I was told by an Apple Rep. that it's best to charge to 100% and let it drain to 10-20% before charging to utilize the cycles. Basically, it was recommended to practice this over having the laptop plugged to outlet always. I don't think I ever did this with my MBA and it last me 5 1/2 years.
     
  20. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502

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    I leave mine plugged in almost always. I play World of Warcraft and I need it plugged in so the discrete video card will be used. Plus playing games will run down the battery incredibly fast. I have always kept my MBPs plugged in; this is my fourth.
     
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    OK Thanks.
     
  22. lJoSquaredl macrumors regular

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    I wonder how big of a jump i'd see in performance when editing, if i'm currently using the old baseline Iris Pro model...anyone? Worth the upgrade?
     
  23. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    I got a Plugable USBC to HDMI adapter for my 13" tMBP to drive my 27" ASUS monitor and it runs fine. I had been running that monitor from my desktop Mac with the dual link adapter.
     
  24. thekev macrumors 604

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    You mention iris pro, yet not all editing applications care what gpu is in there. It would speed up some features of fcpx, but I don't know that this justifies the cost.
     
  25. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    The 460 graphics card will be about 2x as fast as the iris pro 5200 and 1.5 x as fast as m370.

    The 5200 is about 850 gigaflops the 460 is about 1.8 teraflops (about the same as a ps 4)
     

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