People complained about keyboards, and for a good reason.
It isn't bad, but it is big/heavy as in quite noticeably harder to wield. Even compared to the XPS 15 side by side, I find it more easy to use the XPS 15 for example on my lap/around the couch while the MBP 16" (due to 16:10 aspect) the depth of the keyboard area really means you want a flat stable surface to use.
People complain that the 16 is big. Then they complain that it's not as powerful as the Lenovo P53. But then when you point out that the Lenovo is bigger, people will still complain the 16 is big and the P53 more powerful.
I don't think its big and heavy at all, assuming you're able-bodied, its fine for carrying around in a rucksack, shoulder bag etc.
its almost identically same dimensions to the 2012-2015 retina macbook pros and slightly lighter. everyone on here is chicken little. this computer is way better than the 2016-2019 macbook pros in almost every single way. if a 0.3 pound increase is too heavy for people, their inability to wield a computer is the least of their problems
I currently have the 2017 13" Pro, with 16 GBs of RAM. I don't run VMs, so 16 GB is enough for me. But if you want to run VM, then I can see why you would want 32 GBs.People complain that the 16 is big. Then they complain that it's not as powerful as the Lenovo P53. But then when you point out that the Lenovo is bigger, people will still complain the 16 is big and the P53 more powerful.
Each forum should have aa 'Abandon all hope ye who entereth here' sign at the front page.
I'm waitingfor the 2020 refresh of the 13". If it's missing either a butterfly keyboard or a 32gb RAM option, I'm going for the 16. The reality of RAM hit me when I wanted to spin up a VM that required precisely as much RAM as my current machine physically has, 8gb. And I'd like to run it with a couple of other VMs that I'll want to give at least 4. So 32gb in a small package, otherwise it'll be 64 in the bigger package.
I have a late 2013 13" and it's holding up quite ok, but it's stopping me from really working with VMs the way I'd like to. I have played around with the pre-2015 15" of friends before and I thought it was big. But back then, my laptop was my only machine aside from my smartphone. I now have the fortunate situation where my laptop is a luggable desktop replacement, so the 600 or so extra grams wouldn't be a problem. I am much more mobile than before, but I got myself an iPad Pro for on the road.I've always thought that my 13" is a bit small. I do move it around the house, up and down the stairs of my 3-story house, though. I went to the Apple store nearby last month, and played with the 16" a bit. I love the bigger screen real estate, but the 16" did look a bit big for my liking. I couldn't play around with it enough to discern whether it was heavy or not, of course it's heavier than my 13". Still. I would have purchased the 16" if there were any improvements on the screen. I thought that the 16" was a good value, however!
Yes, Comet Lake. It has Wifi 6, but the integrated graphics are not really improved in the way Ice Lake's are.A question to those who know more about CPUs than me (so basically everybody):
Right now, is there a 10th generation CPU (with WiFi6 and the improved graphics) that could be put into a 2020 MacBook Pro 13" (or 14")? And not just the baseline machines, but the top built-to-order machines?
Or do we need to wait for Intel to release something first?
IMO it's not very hard if your primary monitor is the same size either way, and the built-in screen is just a secondary monitor. Don't most pro users plug into a nice monitor (or two) the majority of the time?but once you go 15”, it’s hard going back to a smaller screen
Definitely however I used my work machine at a desk, either plugged into bigger monitors or, in meetings for example, by the MBP itself. In the latter scenario, the extra two inches really help, and going back to the 13” makes it feel crampedIMO it's not very hard if your primary monitor is the same size either way, and the built-in screen is just a secondary monitor. Don't most pro users plug into a nice monitor (or two) the majority of the time?
To me 13" is about feeling more comfortable in my lap when I want to putz around on the internet while watching tv on the couch. The discontinued Macbook is the ultimate for that, but I don't want to own two laptops with one just for couch surfing.