Thoughts on your 2018 MBP?

xxray

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Jul 27, 2013
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Worth it? Pros and cons? Anything you'd change?
 

MBHockey

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Oct 4, 2003
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Love its speed and screen (13", 2018) but the touch bar is such a liability. I have had more lockups with this system than any Mac i've owned. Mostly seems that the Touch Bar becomes unresponsive, and then i have to hard reboot. I've been using Macs exclusively since 2000, and this is by far the least reliable computer. Crashes about once every 2 weeks.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Best computer I've ever used. I'd like to have an option of slightly faster GPU, which is apparently being released next week, so I'm happy. Other than that, can't think of anything to criticise.
 

Bending Pixels

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Jul 22, 2010
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Very pleased with it. Especially since I saved $350 and no tax through Adorama (B&H did the same shortly after I ordered it from Adorama)
 

littlepud

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Sep 16, 2012
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The 15” is a great machine but I’m wondering if I should have gone with 13” + eGPU.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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I feel its worth its additional expense over the rest of the MacBook line due its display tech and CPU options that would couple nicely with an eGPU should the need arise. I plan on picking up a 13" w/ touch bar. Not sure if I'm going to add RAM or storage yet, my current workload is very basic.

Not a bad idea to wait until after Nov 14th when they add Vega though just to make sure nothing else is updated and prices are effected on non Vega models. I doubt they will but its only a few days away so...
 

thelookingglass

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Apr 27, 2005
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Love its speed and screen (13", 2018) but the touch bar is such a liability. I have had more lockups with this system than any Mac i've owned. Mostly seems that the Touch Bar becomes unresponsive, and then i have to hard reboot. I've been using Macs exclusively since 2000, and this is by far the least reliable computer. Crashes about once every 2 weeks.
Weird. Mine's been rock solid. You sound like you should get yours checked out at an Apple store.
 

PhoenixDown

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Oct 12, 2012
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I don't own a Mac Book Pro but the 13" touchbar its still a compelling upgrade to the new Mac Book Air.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I'm pretty pleased with it. The keyboard is not the best, but it has a fantastic battery, performance is great and the screen is gorgeous. My biggest concern is how sturdy the keyboard is
 
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vaugha

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Nov 3, 2011
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I'm pretty pleased with it. The keyboard is not the best, but it has a fantastic battery, performance is great and the screen is gorgeous. My biggest concern is how sturdy the keyboard is
Did you have a keyboard failure so far?
 

LogicalApex

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Nov 13, 2015
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So far, mine has been great! I did have one replacement early on due to the USB C port dying, but I'll chalk that up to a fluke.

Otherwise been great and no KB issues or Kernel Panics or anything of that nature.
 

linguistrick

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Sep 18, 2014
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Holy smokes. I juuuuuust got the base Mid 2018 MacBook Pro i7 256GB 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 - bought it at Best Buy, which had a $250 discount through this Sunday. Paid for the taxes. This thing is a beauty! I'm in love.
 

Sterkenburg

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Oct 27, 2016
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Very solid machine so far (knocking on wood). It should be noted that several users have experienced critical issues, especially early on, but for me it was the least problematic release since the 2016 redesign.
 

tamara6

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Apr 28, 2004
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I'm pretty happy with mine. I've had it a month and I've had no problems thus far. My only pseudo-regret is that maybe I should have gotten silver and not space gray. It's really a nifty machine - I'm glad I got it.
 

PROFESS0R

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Jul 30, 2017
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32Gb i9 4Tb has been flawless so far. Not a single issue with it at all, and I use a multiple core analytical program that has the fans running at what seems to be full speed quite frequently. Rock solid, but admittedly, this is only after a few weeks of everyday use.
 

Jaro65

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Mar 27, 2009
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I'm happy with my 15" MBP. I wish it ran a little cooler, but that will come once Intel finally goes to 10nm CPUs.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I'm happy with my 15" MBP. I wish it ran a little cooler, but that will come once Intel finally goes to 10nm CPUs.
Technically your 2018 MBP will not run cooler, regardless of what Intel releases ;)

Mine is running fairly cool and I'm happy, the secondary update seemed to straighten all that out for me. I will be the first to admit I don't push my MBP terribly hard.
 

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