Verge Review Of New MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neteng101, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
  2. cmaier Suspended

    Jul 25, 2007
    How is it "telling?" Not like Nilay Patel ain't constantly bitching about Apple for stupid reasons or anything...
  3. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    It's not written by Nilay in fairness, but it's still the usual Verge 'review': the tech specs page interspersed with random comparisons and factual sloppiness finished by an ambivalent conclusion towards the product.
  4. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Yep! Perfect for the "general population"
  5. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    FYI before you guys bother clicking it's. Useless review of the Non-touch Bar MBP 13 so it's pretty useless.

    I heard Apple scammed or mislead media outlets by saying would they like to review the new 2016 MBP of course they lol said yes. Problem is they never said it was the Non- Touch bar version

    So now they are stuck doing these detailed reviews only to do another review weekly later when they either buy or receive review version of the Touch Bar models

    Essentially giving Apple double media coverage.

    If you are buying the Non- Touch Bar 13 you are simply not right in the head
  6. 5iMacs macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2014
    I can imagine that there are some people for whom the non-touch-bar 2016 MBP is a good choice, but then insanity can come on gradually so thanks for the heads-up.
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    A little unfair - they were all given non-Touch Bar models immediately after the keynote and they will receive Touch Bar review units soon - not exactly scammed.

    And the non-Touch Bar is a great MacBook Air alternative if you don't care about the Touch Bar and are price-conscious.
  8. SBruv macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2008
    Get a grip.
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    I expect this will be the best selling Mac for the next several years, especially when the price is reduced by $200 or so within a year.

    This is pretty much exactly the MacBook Air update everyone has been hoping for, minus the choice of ports. But the whole point all along is that as soon as you make those updates to the Air, it loses its compelling price point.
  10. torana355 macrumors 68040

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Thats nice, Imo if you buy the version with the gimmicky touch bar you are not right in the head ;)
  11. poorcody macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
  12. crassapple Suspended

    Oct 31, 2016
    Or you require the actual esc and function keys for for work and you don't need the worthless touch bar gimmick.
  13. Blizzardman macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    Gilbert, Arizona
    Ugh I hate these reviews for the non touch bar version. They deliberately did not say that in the title so people would click to read the review.
  14. Rob_2811 macrumors 68020

    Mar 18, 2016
    United Kingdom
    The image in the article of him using a dongle to plug his iPhone into it. If Apple we're going to go all courageous on us they should've gone all the way and put USB C on the iPhone. Short of that they should've at least included the lightning to USB C cable.

    Frankly the i/o situation across Apples product lineup is an absolute mess. I mean introducing lightning into the mix of the Mac with the Magic Keyboard/Mouse/ Trackpad, why??
  15. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Yep, totally misleading. Same for the YouTube video.
  16. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    The review was good until the end... Most of the facts were correct (or all of them - nothing stood out to me), but he spent almost the entire article raving about the laptop, only to then end with "but I need dongles. So Apple lost me." Really poorly written.
  17. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I love my new non touch 13" Pro. I didn't need the extra power of the higher end model nor did the touch bar interest me enough to wait. If the price of that model was a little lower I would have purchased it but at $1800 I didn't see the value for myself. This machine has better graphics prowess than my last 13" Pro and seems equally as fast if not faster in most tasks.

    Like the reviews have mentioned, the build quality is amazing. It feels like a beautiful chunk of aluminum and in space grey it's so sleek and sexy. The screen is bright and the colors are crisp and lifelike. The keyboard took a few minutes to adjust to but now I'm typing faster and more accurate than old Pro. Wish the price was lower but thats the penalty you pay for buying 1st Gen Apple. I'm sure in 6 months it will be down to $1299 and it will represent a better value then.
  18. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    Not much of a review. Reads like a user experience one afternoon in a Starbucks.
  19. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Agreed 100%.

    To clarify on the factual errors:
    • "the MacBook Pro approaches its level of portability while offering vastly more power and a longer-lasting battery." - it has the same quoted battery as the previous generation (even in the same bloody review this is contracted: "Battery life on this new MacBook Pro doesn’t rival the Air’s 12 hours")
    • "Is there any technical reason why this computer couldn’t have four [TB3 ports], like the $1,799 model with a Touch Bar? Nope, it all comes down to price." - no, the lower-tier CPUs in this model only support two TB3 ports
    • "Razer... has the latest seventh-gen Intel processors, whereas Apple is still using sixth-gen chips." - no mention that seventh-gen MBP chips are not available yet, that Razer use a different tier of processors that Intel has updated, and that the speed difference is negligible anyway (it is an efficiency upgrade)
    And, not a factual issue per se, but the final line is just classic: "I agree with Apple’s vision of the future. I’m just not buying it today."

    Read: "I want to have my cake, but only if I can eat it too". :confused:
  20. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I actually have no idea what you mean by this. Why is a review of the non-TB one useless???
  21. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    You have no idea what he means because it's nonsense, and childish, Obviously. Most likely because they are a young person.

    Bless them :)
  22. Algus macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    Well I liked the photography in the article since they did a good job of showing off the look of the new is actually quite attractive so I could appreciate someone wanting to jump to it for that.

    The argument for the new non-touch being useless pretty much boils down to "you can still buy the 2015 MBP" which has all the ports, etc. and arguably the same or better performance. Not saying I agree but for me I would rather rMB or touch MBP (or heck 13'' Air I guess) than the non-touch rMBP but I agree with the sentiment that this will probably become a popular computer for Apple, especially if it consistently comes in at a lower price point than the touch MBP.
  23. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Is The Verge even a tech site anymore? Their new redesign sucks.
  24. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    I like cake, too. And this new escape-key macbook pro :)

    The real final line should be: "I agree with Apple's vision, I want this laptop, but I just don't get it."
  25. powertoold macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2014
    Pros: everything
    Cons: dongles you don't have to buy from Apple and can buy from Amazon for less than $10

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