Macbook Pro 2019 - TrackpadGate ??

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  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

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  2. Thysanoptera macrumors 6502a

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    He noticed that the trackpad makes 'different' noise than 2018, but didn't even blink an eye when after starting 16 threads of primes his CPU utilization was below 50% and CPU power was oscillating between 20 and 60W. Even after he prepared his audience to expect immediate spike in CPU utilization. No comment about it, like it is perfectly normal when your CPU under constant load behaves like EKG of a dying crack addict (similar to what was happening with throttling algorithm on release of 2018 before throttling patch), but the trackpad sound and feel - big problem. I don't know, I have different priorities.
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  3. Kung gu macrumors member

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    I would not worry about it, probably just his laptop. I watched many reviews about 2019 and NONE complained about trackpad. and stop making everything into a "gate".
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    It just sounds different, I don't think its a "thing" and yes adding "gate" at the end of something is tiring and overdone.
     
  5. ashcairo macrumors member

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    Just double checked mine, it's definitely quieter, but seems to work the same. Personally I recommend always tapping the trackpad instead of clicking, because clicking hard over the years caused acute arthritis in my finger joints.
     
  6. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Please not another “Gate” thread, while I can understand it for certain things like the keyboard issue, it’s getting very silly now. I’ve watched a few YouTube videos of the 2019 MacBook Pro’s and not one of them have mentioned a trackpad issue.
     
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    My 2018 MacBook Pro is in repair, and so I bought the 2019 MacBook Pro until it's done repairing.
    Both keyboards sound exactly the same to me, and both trackpads sound the same to me...
     
  9. Sloppygti macrumors newbie

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    I just got my 2019 after returning the 2018 and I followed exactly what he did with the trackpad and I couldn't replicate it on mine I think he just has a faulty one .
     
  10. one_tech macrumors regular

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    I got mine yesterday Mac Pro 2019
    I don’t feel any issue with my trackpad
     
  11. dof250 macrumors regular

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    I'm hearing this "mechanical" sound since yesterday! When I put something under my MacBook and "bend" it a little it disappears... Guess I have to return it :(
     
  12. dof250 macrumors regular

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    I've fixed my issue with the "mechanical" trackpad noise. I loosened up the screws underneath a little and the noise went away. Happy that I don't have to return it :) But a little sad that I need a screwdriver to fix a noise on a brand-new €3.3k machine.
     
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  14. ghanwani macrumors 65816

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    So keyboard is not any more silent on the 2019 with the 3rd gen keyboard?
     
  15. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

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    Nope
     
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    I get way too many false clicks when I use tap to click.
     
  18. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    This is definitely strange. So we have a 2018 MacBook Pro in our office that was purchased new, and we just purchased a refurb 2018 model directly from the Apple. Now I would assume (not sure on this though) that with the refurbs that Apple has switched the keyboard to the new design. Again I'm not sure on this so maybe someone can clarify. But I can tell you that the trackpad is awful. Its sounds very mechanical and loud and nothing like the 2018 model that was purchased new. I wonder if this has something to do with the design of the new keyboard?
     
  19. kreasonos macrumors regular

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    The new design allows the trackpad to be replaced easily so maybe they anticipated a higher failure rate.
     
  20. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    That's interesting and good to know. So I'm guessing that maybe that's how this new trackpad just feels and sounds? I really hate it but I guess there isn't anything that can be done about it.
     
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    I have just learned a new gate word for this year.
     

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