Apple’s New MacBook Pro: Fast and Smart, but Gimmicky
After four years, Apple has finally released an updated version of its flagship laptop MacBook Pro. The new models are faster, lighter and thinner than the previous generation. They’re even fitted with a Touch Bar – an innovative tiny touchscreen display placed on top of the keyboard. A couple of days ago the internet was flooded with reactions to the new computers, yet contrary to all expectations, not all of these are rave reviews. Some love the new machines; others
Many Mac users miss regular USB ports because the new models have gone all in on the new generation of the protocol called USB-C. In the short term, this smaller connection, already used for most modern smartphones and pocket devices, is expected to replace the standard USB port used for laptops and desktops. It is probably the biggest inconvenience that users of the new MacBook
The Touch Bar: Extravagance or Necessity?
According to reviewers, the new second screen works fine, but it is hardly a necessity. Most users find the Touch ID handy for making fast purchases online, but the technology still has a long way to go. The buttons on the Tab Bar change based on the program you’re currently using, which may sound extremely convenient, but in
Memory and Speed Limits
Many regular Mac users have noted the memory limits and overall modest performance of the new MacBooks. The new laptops have the same maximum 16GB of RAM and almost the same processor as their
Lower Battery Life
Apple promises that the new MacBook Pro’s battery has a lifetime of 10 hours,
Is It Worth Buying?
- Responsive keyboard
- Gimmicky Touch Bar
- USB-C ports
- Lack of storage
- High price
All in all, the professional MacBook users at our company are split down the middle on their opinions about Apple’s new laptop. The MacBook has everything that a professional may require, but a casual user may consider it overkill. There’s only one way to know whose side you are on – you should definitely try it out and decide for yourself!