What's your verdict on the 2016 MBP? Here's mine... TLDR: It's going back. Doesn't feel like a cutting edge just-this-minute-released computer. Doesn't feel like Apple really thought it through. Doesn't feel £3,000 worth. I ordered mine soon after release and got it at the end of December. I changed spec a few times, and some of the replacements weren't up to scratch - so I've had several of these to date (and which is what has allowed me to send this one back for a refund - Apple staff as always were brilliant and helpful). Anyway, here are more specifics: Display I really like this display - when you get a good one. I believe there are two different panels used in these, and I have found the newer panel model to be the best when it comes to backlight bleed and colour uniformity. By my last machine, I could tell which panel it was just by looking. With that said, while the good ones are indeed lovely, I just wish they were 4K, so I could watch/edit 4K videos in native res. TouchID While there were some initial issues with this (the Mac kept losing my fingerprint!) I love it! It's SO easy to log in with! They just need an external keyboard with this now. Touch Bar Really not fussed on this and tbh, I found it to be a bit of a pain. It's just in the wrong place. What they should have done is made the trackpad a touch screen, or incorporated it nearer there. BUT, this is based on me using the machine in clamshell mode most of the time. It's just when you're in bed you need to lift your head to see what's on the touch bar, or worse, have to touch it or something else first to wake it up. Plus the sliders for brightness/volume etc just aren't as nice to use as taps. I would probably use it more on an external keyboard (particularly word suggestions as you type) but really, I think it should have been a touch screen trackpad (or both together) as I can see way more useful applications with the trackpad having a touch screen incorporated into it. The Keyboard Love it. Not much else to say really. Trackpad size is great too (but still think it should have been a touch screen!) USB-C ports Love them. They are the future. The only thing I'd have liked is apple creating a mag-safe connector on one end which is effectively 2 x USB-C ports. So could be used for very very very easy docking, and for those that want two usb-c ports there, an adapter would suffice. I reckon this would have been a huge hit - making it the ultimate dockable computer - Apple missed an opportunity here for sure. The Specs (15" 2.9Ghz, 4GB GPU, 1TB HD, 16GB RAM) This is where things go downhill. Battery life isn't what you'd expect for a Mac this price. CPU and GPU seem ok on paper, but when the CPU maxes out and the fans go into overdrive when working in Affinity Designer or Sketch you begin to feel this isn't quite a 'pro' spec as you'd otherwise imagine for a machine at this cost. Perhaps part of that is because the machine is hooked up to a 5K monitor? Either way I just didn't expect it to 'struggle' like this, I'd expect it to take it in its stride. It gets worse. The machine can't play 4K h.265 videos which I personally feel is insane for a machine costing £3,000!! Not only that (and I don't know whether this is Apple's or Google's fault) but you almost never get the option to watch a YouTube video in 4K in Safari - when the same is available in 4K using Chrome. So I'm finding I am frequently opening Chrome and then copying and pasting a URL in it to watch in 4K. Half of the time I don't bother. Meh. Even general 4K playback sends the fans into overdrive! Conclusion. I could go on, but I should wrap this up. This could have been an amazing machine (hard drive speed is awesome btw!) but it falls short in quite a few areas. The main being specs. These are meant to be 'pro' machines. They are meant to take things in their stride. Unfortunately, it feels like the 2016 MacBook Pro does not. I'm waiting for this year's model... hope it doesn't disappoint.