My honest 3 Week review of the macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twgolf, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. twgolf Suspended

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    Ok so after flip back and forth on this machine Im ready to do a review.. I've returned 2 units and was heartbroken and disappointed in the computer @ the beginning...

    The Bad:

    Ill start with the issues - my 3 machines have averaged about 4.5 hours battery life doing normal tasks - the machine I'm on now seems to be better.......

    The track bar is Useless - its terrible. I'm sorry. So I set it to show the functions keys so it's not that big of an issue - BUT sometimes It doesnt display - sometimes It takes a minute to show up - Sometimes only 1/2 the icons show up (Literally 1/2 icons)

    Palm rejection was Terrible on my first machine - basically rest palms anywhere near the pad and all hell would break loose but this machine is better

    It's IMPOSSIBLE to hook up a 4 K monitor - if not impossible it is VERY difficult - USB 3 to Mini display port to display port doesnt work - HDMI doesn't work @ 60hz, .... How many fricken dongles do you need??? (Ill wait for the LG ones to come in stock)

    Dongles Dongles Dongle Dongles - Actually this doesn't bother me that much. Wasn't heartbroken when I lost DVD Drive and I'm not heartbroken now.

    Price - Worth more than my everyday winter car

    The Good:

    The Display is glorious

    The Track Pad is perfect - NEVER accidentally tap pad (happens all the time on windows machines)
    Ever try to drag on a windows machine??? Nightmare

    The looks are amazing - Space grey is so sharp - the Size is so slender and light.

    The Keyboard - At first I hated it but learned to love it. It's awesome

    The Fingerprint scanner is so good I bet it will make passwords useless soon....

    The hard Drive - SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Fast - I installed Windows 10 in 7 minutes start to finish - You can't install Windows 10 in 7 minutes on a 5k alienware with a M.2 SSD - Just doesn't happen....



    So lets see - After 3 weeks, 2 returns, 3 computers I have to say I actually Love the new computer.

    I think I "joined the party" and bitched about everything just because - i returned the first one because palm rejection was terrible and the 2nd one because I had track bar issues but honestly I could have kept them both as I think they may have been software issues and would have been fixed soon enough..

    I give the new computer a 8.5/10 - Not a necessary update from the 2015 machine but anything older should be upgraded.... Overall I'm finally happy
     
  2. deany macrumors 68030

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    Kudos for doing the 'Cons' first!
    Why dont all reviews do that, so it ends on a positive note.
    Thanks for the review! enjoy.
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  3. Coco Nuts macrumors newbie

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  4. twgolf thread starter Suspended

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    A few more notes -

    Texting from machine is great - didn't use it before but started on this and it's great - Even SMS works great...

    Yes those arrow keys are bad.

    The new speakers are fantastic - kill the surfacebook.
     
  5. jlgreer1 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the review. I will definitely wait for the sequel, especially for the software.

    Jeff
     
  6. lobo1978, Jan 1, 2017
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    lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    Pictures baby, show us your glitches and problems!

    I am suprised as my 13" is super, no touchbar problems what-so-ever
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    No problems here also...
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    After some research I have only Dell DA200 + 2 USB-to-USB-C plugs. Cables for my external harddrives were not so hard to find either - Do you have access to Amazon? There is literally an explosion of USB-C solutions. You don't need separate dongle/adapter for each port.
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    Again baby, which 4K monitor you own? Give us photo and model and everybody will be more than happy to help you.
     
  7. Personavox macrumors newbie

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    just purchased low end spectrum 15 in MacBook Pro I'm not pleased with hardware, even if I were to upgrade maxed out which I plan to do this week another 15 model. The limited power of the dedicated gpu is something swaying me from leaving this laptop. However apple allowing a external gpu to be plugged into usb c would allow for a excellent machine. better yet kabby lake 32 gb ram and external gpu
     
  8. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    Your problems on the first two sounds like software bugs, could probably been fixed with clean installs and nvram/smc resets :)
     

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