When can we try out the new rMBPs 2016 in Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    To give Apple a second chance, I went to an Apple Store in a big city in Canada to try out their new computers. The store does not have the new ones on display. An Apple guy said that the new rMBPs might be available for people to try out in about 10 days. Can you try the new ones in Apple Store in the US now?
     
  2. pxs6509 macrumors newbie

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    I went to Apple Store in Troy, MI in USA. They do not have new MacBook Pro in the display as well. :(
     
  3. r03dz macrumors member

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    Checked out an Apple Store in Seattle yesterday. They had the new MBP without the Touch Bar.
     
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

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    There are a couple rMBPs without the Touch Bar at the UTC Apple Store in San Diego. I played with them yesterday. I wasn't too happy about the new keyboard. Not much key travel.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple Store in Burlington has the no touch bar. Screen is beautiful, and I had no problems with the keyboard.
     
  6. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    In London, the stores have the touch-bar-less Pros. I asked about the touch bar ones, but the have no idea when they'll get them.

    I must say they look fantastic. I looked at one next to a 13" MBA. I overlayed the Pro over the MBA and what they've done is very impressive. The Pro is smaller and almost as light (in fact when you pick them up, the Pro feels lighter, as it's a more compact shape). But, and it is a big but, looks aside, the improvement in processor power or speed does not justify the price at the moment, in my view. It's almost the same as the 13" MBA with the enlarged SSD drive for £500 more. I'm sorry, that's just wrong.
     
  7. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    I couldn't say for sure, but I imagine the stores won't actually have the touch bar MBPs until they're ready for sale. Why show off display models of a device you can't actually purchase? I would suspect that within the next two weeks or so the Apple stores will start putting out display models to play around with.
     
  8. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I want to try it and if I don't like the keyboard or any part of it, I will consider to buy from another manufacturer. Apple is holding my purchase decision.
     
  9. s0nicpr0s macrumors regular

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    I'm intrigued by the updated keyboard. I haven't used a MB for longer than a few minutes, so I only have my initial impression of the butterfly mechanism. I would hope that having the further travel distance helps enough to make it a suitable replacement for those used to Apple's older style of keyboard.

    I'm personally torn on keyboard styles since at work I use a wired Apple keyboard, but at home I have a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Red. I don't mind the more common membrane switches, but appreciate the alternatives that mechanical can give.
     
  10. hajime, Nov 9, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016

    hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just tried the keyboard on the new SurfaceBook i7. It is comfortable to type on.

    Also tried the new 13 MBP. I don't like the keyboard nor trackpad. Virtual keyboard on iOS devices is better.
     

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