MacBook Pro Touch reviews from actual users

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrRugged, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. MrRugged macrumors member

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    I would love to hear from actual users on this forum who've finally received the touch bar model as to what they think about the touch bar and battery life.
     
  2. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    yes! me too. Waiting for some real life reviews / experience of the TouchBar.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Probably should have some today. Yesterday everyone was setting them up, so it is unlikely anyone could really tell how the battery life was.
     
  4. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    First day using it at work. Early impressions.....

    1. love, love, love TouchID on the MacBook. Cant go back now to not having it (1Password users will really appreciate)
    2. It really feels tiny compared to my old MacBook Pro when holding it.
    3. Im the only one in the office so far. Sitting in a quiet room. The keyboard is LOUD!!!
     
  5. MrRugged thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for sharing. What do you think of the touch bar so far?
     
  6. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    I have to admit, I never been that much of a function key person. But TouchID is super great.
    Will play around with the Touchbar more today.
     
  7. msh macrumors regular

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  8. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    Sorry for my ignorance, what are the uses of the touch ID besides Apple Pay and initiating the Macbook? It works in every website I have to put a password? Or only some specific sites?

    BTW, is there a free version of 1Passrowd?
     
  9. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    So far it's pretty decent.

    I enjoy the build and display quality (though it doesnt seem like to goes up to 500nits?) my only complaint so far is I seem to be getting 5-6 hours of the quoted 10. But perhaps this is because I'm still settings things up.

    There is a lot of negativity about the keyboard, but I actually prefer this to the old one. (Odd, I know.)

    15" / 1TB / 460 / 2.9GHZ
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    1password is expensive, but worth the cost. That is honestly the single best thing about the TouchBar IMO.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    My guess is your machine is still going through the normal new setup procedures like indexing which will take a hit on the battery life.
     
  12. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    logging in/unlocking/switching users is the big use for it. And of course using it with 1Password every time you need to login to a website.

    I think there is a free 30-day demo of 1Password (you can get on their website).
    --- Post Merged, Nov 15, 2016 ---
    I guess its expensive, but I don't mind paying for a really good piece of software that I use a lot.
     
  13. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    Hmm then I think I won't be using the touch ID much, just for loggin in. Don't see a real benefit of this.

    I see 1password is 2,99$ per month, no too expensive, but I don't think I'll get it since usually my passwords are already saved in most sites and I get in authomatically.
     
  14. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    they offer a non-subscription license too. I don't ever save my passwords in the browser.

    I also password lock some of my notes, and of course Apple Pay.
     
  15. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    I've allways had a desktop PC at home, never owned a laptop, so didn't really care about saving passwords in the browser, but now that you mention it, it makes sense that is not a good option having them saved, haha.

    I'll think about it. Anyway 2,99€ is just a couple of beers per month
     
  16. ikenstein macrumors member

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    Did you get the 13" or 15"?
     
  17. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    13" Though my co-worker got the 15 and I am a bit jealous.
     
  18. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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    This is the one reason I'm considering the 15" TB version over the 13" non-TB. I want >10 hours of battery life (which seems to rule out the 13" TB version), so now the question is can I live with the extra weight of the 15" in order to get TouchID to use with 1Password, or should I just stick with the lighter 13" non-TB version.

    Cost is not a huge factor in the decision.
     
  19. stfng macrumors newbie

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    My macbook pro makes a random clicking noise every 20-30 seconds coming under the trackpad. Laptop works fine but the noise is rather annoying in a quite room. Maybe it's the ssd making the noise. Anyone else with 15" macbook pro touchbar hear similar noises?
     
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    Foss macrumors 6502

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    I've had my 2016 MBP 15" for about 24 hours now. I spent the first few hours doing all the initial set-up since I decided not to restore from a back-up. I'm coming from the first rMBP from 2012. I'm noticing a very large performance improvement from all my daily activities coming from my old machine. The new display is gorgeous, liking the ginormous trackpad, and I like the keyboard. The keyboard does feel a bit clicky, but I'm happy with it and can hammer away typing when needed. The touch bar is interesting, and it looks like there is a period of adjustment to fully utilize it to maximum potential. So far it seems apps are are going to trickle out to fully take advantage of the new medium. I'm disappointed MS Office hasn't included the new touch bar functionality yet that was demo'ed during the keynote. Once there are more apps that have been coded for it, I'm convinced it will provide some good utility for my daily use anyways. After moving lots of files around, I can attest that the new SSD is blazing fast. Form factor wise, I got the space grey, and I like the look of it. Also, it definitely feels lighter and slimmer compared to my old 2012 rMBP. I was jamming some music via the internal speakers last night, and there is a very noticeable improvement in volume and dynamic range.
     
  21. Stanfield macrumors newbie

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    I got mine yesterday and I am definitely not hearing this. That does not sound normal.
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Perhaps your Taptic Engine is on the fritz?

    Do an NVRAM reset and see if it continues:

    How to reset NVRAM on late-2016 MacBook Pro models
    Follow these steps to reset your Mac computer's NVRAM if you have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016), MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports), or MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports).

    1. Shut down your Mac.
    2. Find Command (⌘), Option, P, and R on your keyboard.
    3. Turn on your Mac.
    4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you turn on your Mac.
    5. Hold these keys down for at least 20 seconds to ensure that your Mac completes the process correctly.
    6. Release the keys.
    After resetting NVRAM, you might need to reconfigure settings for speaker volume, screen resolution, startup disk selection, and time zone information.
     
  23. stfng macrumors newbie

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    I actually did this yesterday when i was on the phone with apple support for my external monitor issue. It didn't fix the clicking issue.
     
  24. fokmik macrumors 68000

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    my god only 5-6 hours? some people get up to 13 hours with web surfing for example
     
  25. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    It actually seems to be getting better as of today. I'm thinking it was attributed to setup and indexing. I'm at 80% now and it's estimating 8:44 remaining.

    And I've had about an hour and a half of actual screen on time thus far.
     

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