There has been a lot of talk about bad battery life on the new MacBooks, but I have the exact opposite experience. Today I did the following things on my 15": downloaded my entire iCloud Photo Library in the background, browsed Safari with 4 tabs, edited 2 PDFs in Preview, Apple Music on, iMessage on, Reminders on, Calendar on, Activity monitor on. It's hasn't even been 24 hours since I got it, so there might be some Spotlight indexing going on as well. This was all done with full backlight on keyboard and 70% brightness on the screen. After 2 hours doing all this, the battery estimate was at over 14 hours. I almost couldn't believe it when I saw it, but after 4 hours of work, the estimate was 9:37 minutes left, so it seems to be correct. I don't know why my MacBook seems to be performing much better than many others. I've heard that setting it up as a new Mac helps, and this could certainly give merit to that theory (I chose to set it up as a new Mac). So for those on the fence - not all 2016 Pros have bad battery life.