Mobile Tech Review of 15" Pro

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  1. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Here is Lisa from Mobile Tech Reviews review of the 15" 2016 MacBook Pro. She is keeping her 2015 Pro for her Pro use....



    Do you agree with her views?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Not really, can't see why anyone would have to upgrade a year old computer anyway but other than that the new MacBook pros are better in every department.
     
  3. cjrulli macrumors regular

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    This.

    Anyone who was expecting a quantum leap from 2015 to 2016 was wrong from the start. Someone coming from a 2010-2013 is most definitely getting a nice upgrade.
     
  4. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Another photographer declines. This is one or the subgroups that will have the some issues with the new models.

    It seems Apple has virtually guaranteed that these groups will not upgrade for years without the inclusion of a single USB A port, or an SD card reader. Smart move?
     
  5. monkeydax macrumors 6502

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    By the way, she didn't mention she's keeping her 2015 for her "Pro use".......she just said she'd be keeping her 2015 one. And that just means that she doesn't see the need to upgrade, not that it isn't a sufficiently "Pro" machine like every 2016 Macbook Pro hater is going on about.
     
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    Try 2009 :eek:
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    Is she comparing a max 2015 to the base 2016? Hard to tell without the specs
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Yes top tier 2105 to top tier 2016, a many others have said the new 2016 is a worthwhile upgrade if your coming form an older Mac. 2015 to 2016 MBP you may well loose more than your gaining depending on your usage/workflow.

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  9. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    I don't get these reviews. Most of them are about the specs, etc. I want real life comparisons of different applications. Real life comparisons between different models, etc
     
  10. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Lisa from Mobile Tech Review, will very likely do comparisons and longterm review, in time as will others. Reality is the new MBP is just getting into their hands now, equally Lisa does compare the 2015 MBP to the 2016 MBP which I think is fair.

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  11. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure she was reviewing a base 2016 15 inch
     
  12. iKrivetko macrumors 6502a

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    She said she had a 450, ergo it was a base model.
     
  13. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Yep - just checked this.
     
  14. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

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    Lisa Gade also does direct model smackdown videos: there will no doubt be several in the coming weeks.

    They take a while, because they're actually considered, not PR fluff like 90% of Youtube reviewers.
     
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    Thx for the correction, confirmed is the base 15" MBP with Radeon 450 which equalises a lot.

    Q-6
     
  16. torquer macrumors regular

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    Eventually all smart phones will have no headphone jack.

    Eventually all laptops will drop the full size USB connector.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is whether everyone will standardize around the unnecessarily expensive "do-everything" Thunderbolt platform or if it'll just be USB C.

    People can moan and wail all they want but this is the way things will undoubtedly go. Its happened many times in the past. Lets all mourn the loss of the following legacy connectors:

    Firewire
    AT style keyboard
    PS2
    VGA
    floppy drive/connector
    IDE drive/connector
    modems
    memory stick/MMC
     
  17. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail, Nov 22, 2016
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    Soon we will mourn the loss of vast SSD! Anyone consider the strong cloud options available now and what it means for storage? You just know Apple will pull a stunt here...
     
  18. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

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    Eventually laptops will drop all connectors and everything will be wireless. That doesn't mean Apple should just have no ports in 2016.
     
  19. torquer macrumors regular

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    I had a 2015 15" MBP with the 2.5GHz CPU, 512 SSD, and M370X. I now have a 2016 2.6/512/460. I mostly went with the new one because it was new and because its a half pound lighter. I lug mine to/from work and for travel. If I could get a quad core in a 13" I'd go that route but unfortunately thats not an option.

    I don't regret my purchase, but I could have lived with the old keyboard and a smaller trackpad. TouchID is awesome for unlocking my laptop which my employer forces me to lock after a few minutes of non use.

    I would not recommend anyone else upgrade from a 2015. The speed improvements are actually noticeable compared to the wife's 2014 15" but she has the 2.2GHz CPU and iGPU only.
     
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    As a photographer, the 2016 is leaps and bounds better for me than the 2015.
     
  21. apolloa thread starter macrumors G3

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    Your comment reads as someone who has not watched the entire video. If you watch it you will understand her 'Pro' use of her laptops. And it is Pros who upgrade every year as time is money, but the new models are not faster, the graphics in particular are poor unless running special Apple optimised software. She mentions in the video about how a Nvidia 1060 beats the new MB Pro and everythingapplepro posted a gaming video on the fully maxed out 2016 15" MB Pro and it's pretty poor, games push a system very hard and for four grand you'd expect MUCH better performance. But that's the thin design for you.
     
  22. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Right, because MacBook Pros have always been about gaming and maximum GPU performance possible and only now has Apple decided to completely change the focus this time.
     
  23. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but who on earth buys a laptop like the MBP for gaming? It's laughable! It's like buying a speedboat and then moaning that it can't fly.

    Perspective people. Get an Razor laptop if you want to play games.
     
  24. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like the screen alone makes it worth it for photographers. Not to mention the GPU being so much more powerful.

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    The one thing I never understand is when people talk about "carrying dongles around with them."

    I never take peripherals on the road haha. Who takes the dongles off their desks? The hub I got to accommodate this device sits on my desk connected to about 50 pounds worth of steel and aluminum. When I go mobile, it's just the computer itself and the plug that come with me.
     
  25. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not 100% correct. The new model is better in some ways than the 2015 model, but not in others.
     

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