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vance09

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I have just finished setting up the MacBook pro 460 graphics, 2.9 ghz 1.o t hd
I returned the MacBook pro 2015 (mid) and I am happy I did it but I did have to buy 2 of there adapters to get things to work for me.
its all loaded parallels running win7 (at7.5) and its fast ,much faster than the 2015
everything is working fine , few small quirks that should get straightened out soon
This is a very fast computer, I have been using ext hard drives and usb 3 128 gig sticks and it transfers files great
 

vance09

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also the battery is not as long as the 2015 MacBook pro, the 2016 is 5 hrs working steady loading and unloading
[doublepost=1481162595][/doublepost]its running windows 7 as fast or better than my dell work station 32 ram
 

skids929

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The new MBPs are very nice machines. Don't listen to all the naysayers. You're going to love it and be happy with your decision over the long term.
 

malikkamran

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also the battery is not as long as the 2015 MacBook pro, the 2016 is 5 hrs working steady loading and unloading
[doublepost=1481162595][/doublepost]its running windows 7 as fast or better than my dell work station 32 ram
You have 5 hours in windows
 

vance09

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Aug 8, 2009
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I am happy with the change and I was lucky to be able to try the other one first, cost me a lot of time as my backup would not pick ups so it was a another 9hrs of loading to get it where the other MacBook Pro was in program status.
But thats an experience.
I have not had much to do with the bar across the top yet, been too busy getting things right
It runs both op systems well
[doublepost=1481174487][/doublepost]If anyon has any questions just fire away
I also did get clean my Mac 3 and thats good
 

malikkamran

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I am happy with the change and I was lucky to be able to try the other one first, cost me a lot of time as my backup would not pick ups so it was a another 9hrs of loading to get it where the other MacBook Pro was in program status.
But thats an experience.
I have not had much to do with the bar across the top yet, been too busy getting things right
It runs both op systems well
[doublepost=1481174487][/doublepost]If anyon has any questions just fire away
I also did get clean my Mac 3 and thats good
What battery life you get
 

dashwin

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Sep 19, 2015
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I have just finished setting up the MacBook pro 460 graphics, 2.9 ghz 1.o t hd
I returned the MacBook pro 2015 (mid) and I am happy I did it but I did have to buy 2 of there adapters to get things to work for me.
its all loaded parallels running win7 (at7.5) and its fast ,much faster than the 2015
everything is working fine , few small quirks that should get straightened out soon
This is a very fast computer, I have been using ext hard drives and usb 3 128 gig sticks and it transfers files great

What prompted you to go with the new MBP vs the mid-2015 model? How much more battery life did you get with the mid-2015?
 

vance09

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Aug 8, 2009
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Well I have always been the type that when I buy I buy the newest tech, the 2015 MBP was fine but as you know once you have it nothing can be changed. And sadly for some reason or other I got a good deal on the MBP 2015 and apple care, seems I ran into the right sales person as you never get a deal from apple .There is a big difference in processor visible speed , file handling etc
The battery on the MBP 2016 is not quite 1/2 the MBP 2015, I think the battery on the MBP 2015 was 8-9 hrs this one is 5.5, I read
its thinner so it has less battery for space concern.
I also got 2 adapters so I am ok with usb3 and hdmi where as the MBP2015 all that came standard
[doublepost=1481208155][/doublepost]i felt there probably is a processor difference in the 2016
 

lambertjohn

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also the battery is not as long as the 2015 MacBook pro, the 2016 is 5 hrs working steady loading and unloading
[doublepost=1481162595][/doublepost]its running windows 7 as fast or better than my dell work station 32 ram

Yeah, my mid-2015 Macbook Pro 15" gets about 11 hours on a charge with word processing and light Internet use.
 

vance09

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Aug 8, 2009
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I wasn't lite use , as I was loading and unloading but the 2015 is lot easier on power
 
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