Quick review: Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2016)

The Pros:

The bigger rendition of Apple’s MacBook Pro has a major, intense show, a more slender lighter body, an AMD design chip, and of course and a huge trackpad. The imaginative Touch Bar second-screen comes in handy for custom software and, now, works with applications like Photoshop and Spotify.

The Cons:

Even the base 15-inch model is horrendously costly. The Touch Bar is a fun add-on, yet not a necessity, and the move to USB-C ports implies carrying a sack full with dongles.


With a thin bezel around its 15-inch screen and a more slender, lighter body, the top-end MacBook Pro packs a genuine visual punch. In any case, on the off chance that you miss the conventional HDMI and USB ports, consider the more established 2015 model that Apple still offers.


Price as reviewed $2,799
Display size/resolution 15-inch, 2,880×1,800-pixel display
PC CPU 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-6820HQ
PC memory 16GB DDR3 SDRAM 2,133MHz
Graphics 2,048MB Radeon Pro 455 / 1,536MB Intel HD Graphics 530
Storage 512GB SSD
Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.2
Operating system MacOS Sierra 10.12.1

Mac book aerial view

The touch Bar

The touch bar support was at first restricted to Apple applications that ran with MacOS, and a few third party applications.However, the list of applications that incorporate its features is starting to grow. As a rule, the buttons you get on the touch bar are layed out logically. However, some onscreen buttons have layers inside them, and exploring further in and afterward moving pull out doesn’t feel natural (Particularly referring to Apple’s photograph sorting out and tweaking application). In different cases, for example, with Safari and Messages, the Touch Bar buttons redeem the most vital capacities of its function and the interface is anything but difficult to get quickly.

One of the best Touch Bar elements is the finger print reader, which utilizes another custom T1 security chip to execute Apple’s Touch ID framework, as observed on iPhones and iPads. Setup is like that of an iPhone, with rehashed fingertaps on the sensor, recording unique finger impression information. Not like iPhones or iPads, Macs bolster various client profiles, so everybody utilizing the machine can set up unique mark access to separate profiles.





The new USB-C port

The greatest jump might be the change to USB-C ports for everything, from power video outputs. Indeed, even the quite cherished MagSafe port for power is no more.

Using separately sold connectors, these little, reversible ports can support USB sticks, HDMI yield and whatever else you’d need to connect to a PC. In any case, that is little solace for any individual who has put a considerable use for output screens, drawing tablets, additional hard drives or whatever else.

I feel, the USB-C pattern isn’t leaving any time soon, and a great deal of the freshest, most forward-looking Windows tablets are going USB-C as well, so there’s a decent shot we’re all going to wind up there in the end. To help with the move, Apple is cutting costs on numerous USB-C links.

Battery Life

The MacBook Pro is very much prepared for a taxing day of working outdoors. Apple’s note pad endured a brilliant 10 hours and 32 minutes on our battery test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi), which is longer than the Dell XPS 15 (6:35 for 4K, 10:26 for 1080p), the Surface Book (9:10), and our 8 hour average.

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