How happy are you with you Macbook Pro 2016?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by esaelias, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. esaelias macrumors regular

    esaelias

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    So Guys,


    HOw happy are you with the perfomance?

    I know the price is steep but if you use this macbook for 4 good years dont you think it is worth it?

    and im not comparing it to the last gen macbook
     
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    I'm quite happy with my 15". I use it for daily development work at my job and photo editing for my hobby. I'm coming from a 2011 15" MBP, 2011 iMac and my wife's 2013 13" MBP. I got the base CPU and upgraded storage to 1TB and GPU to the 460.
     
  3. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    I'm very happy with mine. Especially after the 10.12.3 update. Only issue I had was plugging in/out my LG 5K. Would cause my internal display to occasionally just stay black. But since the update I've been very productive on the new machine. Came from a maxed out 2012 rMBP and that machine was awesome. I'd still say the 2012 was the better machine, but again, still happy with the 2016.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Really like it. The switch to USB-C has required some adjustments, but I really like the port flexibility. I never really liked MagSafe a ton. I got the benefit, but the cable would come out more times than not when you set the laptop on a bed or couch or something like that. So that loss wasn't a big deal for me personally. The touchbar is still in it's early stages, so it's usefulness in my workflow is pretty minimal. I like the suggested folders for filing away email messages. I use that regularly, but other than that I don't use it for much. TouchID though....it's a game changer. My password to my 1Password vault is almost 30 characters. Being able to use my fingerprint for that instead of manually typing it in is awesome.

    The laptop (I have a 15" model) has a smaller footprint, is lighter and there is a noticeable difference in the speed of the SSD. I upgraded from a 2013 model, mostly because my old one had 8GB of RAM and the VMs I was running were starting to drag it. I didn't think it would be much of a noticeable upgrade, but I was wrong.

    The cost is definitely something that can give you some pause (with the BTO options I picked mine came in at $3299), but that is a calculation that everyone is going to have to make unique to their own situation. My company ended up buying mine, which made the decision easier for me. I definitely wouldn't buy one of these to sit around and watch YouTube videos and check email unless you just have more money than you know what to do with. But if you are planning on using it for any sort of business function or in any way that will be revenue generating, I would definitely consider it.
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    I am very satisfied with mine. Portability and ergonomic features (great keyboard, display and ports) make it a pleasure to work with, the battery life is impressive, and the performance is spectacular given the form factor. Its a huge upgrade from the 2015 model for me.
     
  6. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Very pleased with the 2.7 455 15", but I haven't pushed it hard yet. It appears built to last, more than ever, but only time will tell about the internal components.
     
  7. KirekkusuPT macrumors regular

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    I'm starting to not be.

    10.12.2 was fine as hell. Awesome battery life, no bugs, all ok, suddently 10.12.3 came out and my Mac is a goddamn lemon. Battery life went from 9h to like 6, I have GPU glitches and my PC is overheating for no damn good reason. Check this:

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    2 Safari tabs open, nothing else, Integrated GPU, 41 degrees C! Before 10.12.3 I would have like 30º doign the same stuff.

    Also this:

    Besides that my fans are doing a weird noise, check here:

    i7 2.7, 512gb, Radeon Pro 460. If this keeps up I will send my Mac to it's warranty in February, as for now I need it...
     
  8. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    In general I'm very happy with my 15" (2.9/455/1TB), even though I had to replace the first one. Best laptop I ever owned. I'm waiting for a USB-C display now (availability is kind of scarce in Switzerland at the moment).

    The only issue I have is that the keys really don't all sound the same. Some of them sound different (high-pitched) when hitting them on the edge. But it's not a deal breaker for me and I've found the display units in-store to have the exact same issue, so even a further replacement would likely lead to a similar problem.

    Can't comment on the Safari/CPU usage issue, but your fan is definitely broken. I had the issue on my 15" (exactly the same symptom) and had to replace it. After a while the issue will also appear when not moving it around:

     
  9. KirekkusuPT macrumors regular

    KirekkusuPT

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    Maybe my fans are not running very well and that is making the PC heat up.

    The atrocious battery life I don't know if it's related or not, but it's curious to see it happen just after upgrading to 10.12.3

    If I send my PC to Apple will they need to erase all my stuff? I should backup, shouldnt I?
     
  10. dapork macrumors regular

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    I'm coming from a used (good condition) 2009 white Macbook, so naturally any upgrade is huge for me. I got a 15" 2.6 Ghz 512 SSD 460 gpu. Only had it for a few days but so far I love it.

    It's beautiful for one. The keyboard is great and I honestly don't get the people who complained about it. It's not even loud imo. I still can't get over how thin and light it is. Haven't had any problems with the trackpad.

    It's gonna be a little while until I put it to use for music production, which is my main intent, but I'm sure it'll perform great. It's fast as hell. I'm still adjusting to the touch bar, but I know I'll be using it more and more.

    Obviously only get this thing if you have the money. Not only is the price high, but you also have to factor in all the other expenses that go into accommodating this thing into your life/work.

    About the battery. The guy at the Apple Store told me to charge it whenever it goes below 50%, but to leave it unplugged between 50-100%. This way it uses the battery less. Honestly I'm not even gonna test it though. Seems fine.
     
  11. ManuCH macrumors 6502

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    The grinding fan noise is a *defect*, it should never sound like that.

    And yes, you should backup, Apple will likely replace your MacBook with a new one.
     
  12. KirekkusuPT macrumors regular

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    :O That's nice to know, I thought they would just fix it and send it back. I'll back it up then.

    Should I use Time Machine? I have a NTFS 1Tb external Hard Drive, can I just format that and use it with time machine?
     
  13. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Very pleased with my 15" with the 460 GPU. Had to switch out my first one as it arrived with a defect key. Current one is flawless and I haven't experienced the most common problems, such as weird-sounding keys, graphics bugs, terrible battery life or iGPU UI lag.

    - Fans are very quiet
    - No problems getting used to the new keyboard
    - Exemplary battery life of 9-10 hours with a "Starbucks workload" i.e. not CAD/gaming/Netflix binge
    - Speakers are surprisingly good for a laptop this thin, and a significant improvement over last generation

    And finally, it looks hella sleek.
     
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Battery life is disappointing, and I hate the removed battery indicator (I came from a 2010) and charging indicator on the cable.

    Those are really my only major complaints. I initially was ambivalent about the keyboard (and my p key was repeating out of the box, but it has since gone away), but now the old one feels like typing on mud. Not thrilled with the arrow keys though. I thought I'd dislike the buttonless trackpad, too, but it feels just like the real thing to me.
     
  15. ThisBougieLife macrumors 65816

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    I'm mostly satisfied with it. The keyboard is fine, I'm used to it now and don't desire anything else. It's much faster and quieter than my last MBP, and it looks really nice. I don't miss MagSafe and I like USB-C.

    The trackpad is too big for me, as I've said a million times, but that's really my only complaint at this point.
     
  16. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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  17. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it depends entirely on how hard one types. I can make it as loud or quiet as I please.
     
  18. KirekkusuPT macrumors regular

    KirekkusuPT

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    Update: Called them. The guy asked me to do some testes like booting with Shift+Option+Control+Power and Command+Option+P+R+Power. Nothing did anything visible to my PC. Temps are still higher than they should be.

    He then told me that since I do have a physical fan issue that I need to take my PC to a certified Apple technician here in my city (Braga, Portugal) so let's see what happens about that.

    (God I wish Apple had Apple Stores in Portugal...)
     
  19. dpny macrumors regular

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    Loving it. Faster than the 2010 Mac Pro it replaced.
     
  20. MarloX macrumors newbie

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    Quite satisfied with my 13-inch nTB MacBook Pro(upgraded from the mid-2010 MBP 2.4 GHZ). The new machine is much faster than my old one even after the SSD/RAM upgrade. Battery life and the keyboard are awesome.
     
  21. fikonhjul macrumors member

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    Liked it a lot - the touch bar, keyboard feel, screen colours etc - until it died on me. Apple's authorised service partners (and Apple Stores) in Sweden have no spare parts and no tools, so I'm waiting for an offer to replace it (almost three weeks since handing it in). The technician at the shop tells me there are several cases like this and no-one gets any reply. So, yeah, buy it, but back-up several times a day and keep a spare MBP close by.
     
  22. RandomRazer Suspended

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    Y U NO UPGRADE TO 2.9ghz i7?
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    describe defective key?
     
  23. dpny macrumors regular

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    For me the 300 MHz in CPU speed isn't worth the money, as you're looking at almost unnoticeable gains. However, I can definitely use the 460 and VRAM.
     
  24. esaelias thread starter macrumors regular

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    that is why i never upgraded the i7 as the 300 mhz will not be noticeble at all
     
  25. skids929 macrumors 6502a

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    I love mine...I want to buy another one for no good reason.
     

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