Just looked at the new Mac Book Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by digitalcuriosity, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    There sure has been a lot of changes made to this Mac and a lot of them i sure dislike, It's not the real solid build as my older Mac Book Pro and i don't like needing an external CD drive to load old programs.
    and the removing of all the input out put slots in the body is just a mistake IMHO.
    There asking a lot mote money and giving us less in quality and a lot less in the Mac's build.
  2. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    So, did you buy or just play around with it at the store? Which model are/were you previously using?
  3. jackoatmon, Jan 16, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017

    jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    The quality has skyrocketed. You're just bad at evaluating product design, or perhaps didn't spend enough time with the machine.

    Also: CD drive?! What the heck are you talking about?
  4. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

    Mar 17, 2012
    I have to say I agree. Its just not solid enough - feels like a toy.

    Yes I'm saying its too thin and light
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I have to disagree, while not an owner of the new MBPs, one of the big positives I came away with in playing with one, is its solid feel.
  6. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    So many misspells in this post, but... yeah, they definitely should bring back a CD drive, an Ethernet port, some big ass HDDs and maybe a handle or something to carry it around.
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Agreed with maflynn. The build quality feels sensational. Certainly my 2012 15" isn't built as well – issues with the plastic on the hinge breaking away, for instance.

    What older MacBook Pro do you have? I can't imagine which one feels more sturdy.
  8. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010

    100% agree. Took mine back after a day because it felt flimsy and cheap. Processing power wasnt there either, my 4 year old windows machine feels faster.

    I feel the same way about the iphone 7. Apples current product line is weak.
  9. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    Here is a picture of my Solid Built old Mac Book Pro. it's a really solid machine you can pick it up and not feel it flexing.

    Attached Files:

  10. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    You probably can't feel the flex as the machine is twice as thick.
  11. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I don't know what MacBook Pro you picked up but my nTB 13" Pro has been the most solidly built Apple laptop in recent memory. I've owned several plastic MacBooks, 2 13" rMBP and two 13" MBP like the one you have above and this laptop surpasses all of those.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say the same thing with the new model as well
  13. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    I just posted my thoughts in regards to the new Mac Book Pro, if others find them to have quality of build and like how they have removed items that people used without needing special interface devices, i say thats your right enjoy it. :)
  14. GalaDaliGirl Suspended


    Sep 19, 2014
    I went to Best Buy and played with the MBP for a few minutes. Then I asked about the Surface and the sales kid said "OMG I thought you'd never ask, it's awesome". I then played with the Surface for a few minutes and was blown away by the detachable display design and great touchscreen.

    If I had not bought a Yoga last year I would get a Surface. They are incredibly cool and miles ahead in features and functionality.

    The MBPro feel terrible and the TouchBar is such a joke.

    Steve Jobs had a term for joke features - VaporWare. This software terminology can be applied to TouchBar.
  15. The Mercurian macrumors 68000

    Mar 17, 2012
    Can't agree with you about the iphone 7 - best phone ever
  16. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    If Steve Jobs were still alive and heading up Apple today, these poor examples of their Computer iPads and Phones would never be happening.
    Sadly like so many other great products when new people are in control and making money is the most important item, things start going down hill.
  17. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California
    This thread is just plain too funny! Are people trying out new material for their comedy acts?
  18. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    Vaporware is stuff that doesn't exist. I assure you, touch bars do exist. I suspect those who have actually spent more than a few moments with a machine are in a better position to judge it.
  19. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
    New York
    Yeah I would love to see a user upgradable 3.5 inch hardrive. I can't believe the new crappy models don't come with one.
  20. Gav.Winters macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2016
    I think there might be a backhanded compliment somewhere in you saying it's too thin and light. The touch bar criticism is unfair in my opinion, once developers get to grips with it a contextualised functions bar could prove to be really useful.
  21. Awjvail macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
  22. HonestChicken macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2016
    Especially the bottom
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I ordered but cancelled after hearing about some of the problems.

    I did go the MS Store and looked at the top of the line Surface book with 512ssd and performance base and WOW!

    The screen was fantastic and it was really fast. Buttery smooth even on complicated web pages. I am thinking it could be for me!
  24. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    My Cuz's grand daughter in Calif went with a MS Surface and she could not be more happy with it. Seems MS has now got the Surface right.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 16, 2017 ---
    This is my old Mac Book Pro bought in 2011 and still going strong, maybe it's not as quick or as powerful as the new MBP, but fast enough and powerful enough for my needs.

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) - Technical Specifications

    Size and weight

    • Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
    • Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
    • Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
    • Weight: 4.5 pounds (2.04 kg)1
    Connections and expansion

    • MagSafe power port
    • Gigabit Ethernet port
    • FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
    • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
    • Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
    • Audio in/out
    • SDXC card slot
    • Kensington lock slot

    • Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

    • Stereo speakers with subwoofer
    • Omnidirectional microphone
    • Combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
    Environmental Status Report

    MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

    • Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
    • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
    • Arsenic-free display glass
    • BFR-free
    • PVC-free3
    • Energy Efficient Ethernet
    • Reduced packaging volume
    • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements
    • Rated EPEAT Gold4

    • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
    • Supported resolutions: 1280 by 800 (native), 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
    Graphics and video support

    • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
    • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
    • FaceTime HD camera
    • Thunderbolt port
    Thunderbolt digital video output

    • Native Mini DisplayPort output
    • DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)
    • Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)
    • HDMI audio and video output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter

    • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
    • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities
    Processor and memory

    • 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache or 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache
    • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB

    • 500GB or 750GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 750GB 5400-rpm hard drive or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive6
    • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
    • Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD
    Battery and power7

    • up to 7 hrs wireless web
    • Built-in 63.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
    • MagSafe power port
    Electrical and operating requirements

    • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
    • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
    • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
    • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
    • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
    • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet
    Acoustic Performance

    DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

    Sound Power Level

    LWAd (B)

    1 B = 10 dB

    Sound Pressure Level

    Operator Position

    LpAm (dB)

    2.8 GHz

    2.4 GHz

    2.8 GHz

    2.4 GHz






    Hard drive accessing





    CD drive accessing





    1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
    2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
    3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).
    What’s in the box

    • MacBook Pro
    • Display cleaning cloth
    • 60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, and power cord
    • Printed and electronic documentation

    • OS X Lion (includes Mail, Address Book, iCal, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Safari, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more)
    • iLife (includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand)
    13-inch Configurations

    2.4GHz MacBook Pro (MD313LL/A)

    2.8GHz MacBook Pro (MD314LL/A)


    Precision aluminum unibody


    2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

    2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7

    L3 cache

    3MB shared

    4MB shared


    4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; supports up to 8GB

    Hard drive6

    500GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm

    750GB Serial ATA; 5400 rpm

    Slot-loading optical drive

    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)


    Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5


    FaceTime HD camera; Thunderbolt port with support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)


    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, 1280-by-800 resolution


    One Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps), one FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps), two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SDXC card slot


    Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone, combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)


    10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet


    Wi-Fi (based on IEEE 802.11n specification)2; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology

    Hardware accessories

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter, AC wall plug, power cord

    Limited warranty and service

    Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

    Apple and the global environment

    Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and processes. Apple Product Environmental Reports detail the environmental attributes of our products.


    Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about how to recycle your Mac.


    Time Capsule

    Time Capsule is a full-featured AirPort Extreme base station with a built-in hard drive. Back up wirelessly and create a Wi-Fi network with one device.

    • 2TB or 3TB server-grade hard drive
    • Wi-Fi Certified for 802.11n 2.0
    • USB port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive
    Configure to order

    • 750GB (5400-rpm) hard drive
    • 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive
    • Up to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    • Apple Remote
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
    • MagSafe Airline Adapter
    • AppleCare Protection Plan

    • Apple Thunderbolt Display
    • AirPort Extreme Base Station
    • AirPort Express Base Station
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    • Magic Mouse
    • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    • Apple Mouse

    1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
    2. Wireless Internet access requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort.
    3. PVC-free AC power cord is available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.
    4. MacBook Pro achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.
    5. Memory available to OS X may vary depending on graphics needs. Minimum graphics memory usage is 384MB.
    6. 1GB=1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
    7. Wireless web testing conducted by Apple in October 2011 using preproduction 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7–based 13-inch MacBook Pro units. The wireless web test measures battery life by wirelessly browsing 25 popular websites with display brightness set to 50%. Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
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    Published Date: Sep 17, 2012
  25. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Steve Jobs was better at convincing people that they needed something that they didn't than the current people in charge. There is a good chance the same or similar products would be coming out if he were in charge. The only difference would be in how they are introduced which would probably get people more excited about them.

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