The pros, cons, and critical elements of the MacBook Pro 2016 version has been available since February 1, 2017 in a review by Rene Ritchie on iMore.com. After 3 months of use, specific testing of individual functions and everyday knowledge with the 13-inch model of the 2016 MacBook Pro with touchbar and the like, some insights into the Apple laptop have come together. I would like to give you a small summary (in German) here.
The Apple MacBook Pro 2016 in the test by Rene Ritchie: those who use peripherals may need dongles and adapters. But usually you buy too many. Image: iMore.com
Positive findings from the 2016 MacBook Pro test
Rene Ritchie published his review on February 1, 2017; It contains the following positive statements about the MacBook Pro introduced by Apple last year:
- Light, thin, but stable design
- When traveling, hiking, etc., the MacBook Pro has proven to be robust and light
- Noticeably positive properties of the DCI-P3 Gamut (color spectrum), especially with photos
- Good coupling and usage options with 5K monitors (LG Ultra Fine)
- Subject Touch Bar (or Touchbar): solid hardware, where you can tell that Apple has been working on it for a long time
- The Touch Bar brings useful shortcuts and ensures a better workflow after familiarization
- The MacBook Pro Touchbar can be personalized and also offers the user new possibilities that they may not have known before #ThanksApple
- The speakers offer clear, “fantastic” sound that also sounds good loud
- Topic Touch ID: Quick and easy way to share MacBook, secured Apps to open and even carry out transactions (Apple Pay).
In the review of the 2016 MacBook Pro from Apple, the Touch ID was rated positively; the touch bar was also well received. Image: iMore.com
Rather negative experiences with the Apple MacBook Pro
Rene Ritchie from iMore.com speaks among other things the graphics and storage-Limitations as well as the elimination of many connections. Anyone who uses a lot of peripherals always needs Adapter, dongles or docks. Here is the summary of the negative impressions in the test of the Apple MacBook Pro late 2016:
- You will look in vain for low power memory, i.e. good, extensive memory with low power consumption, there is still room for improvement (or below)
- DisplayPort 1.2 is supported, but the current standard is already DisplayPort 1.4
- Criticism of Intel and the Intel chips in the MacBook Pro. B. Video editing act less powerful than Apple's own chips in the iPad Pro
- The MacBook Pro could have been made more "Pro" by Apple, the technology for better memory, better graphics, faster processors, etc. is in Cupertino available
- The Touch Bar is a bit too sensitive; unintentional triggering of commands when touching can happen when writing (in the test when removing / deleting)
Rene Ritchie's test not only consists of positive and negative statements, he also wrote down neutral points about the Apple MacBook Pro late 2016. These are especially important for users who use the MacBook Pro every day - and like Ritchie for months:
- Dongles and adapters are only required if special peripherals are to be connected
- These connections can also be connected there when using a corresponding display (LG UltraFine, for example) and so the MacBook can be used mobile or stationary without having to plug in and unplug a lot
- With many Safari tabs and a very bright display, Ritchie was able to determine 7 to 8 hours of battery life
- With a little less demanding use and a dimmed display, the 10 hours of battery life specified by Apple for the MacBook Pro can be achieved
- If more power is needed on the move (for extensive apps and web offers or simply more than 10 hours of running time), the USB C connection enables the use of a Power Bank
- The keyboard volume has increased compared to its predecessor, but the typing experience is better
If you have a MacBook Pro from Apple in the test, you will of course also work with it in the coffee shop. The keyboard volume is not that noticeable there - but at home it does, according to Ritchie in the review. Image: iMore.com
Final thoughts on the MacBook Pro late 2016 review
"For some people, Apple's current laptop is a MacBook Air Pro - lighter and more portable, but at the expense of all the power and ports they loved so much. And that pissed her off.“, Sums up Rene Ritchie in his review together. "For me, Apple's current laptop is a MacBook Pro Air - a lighter, more mobile laptop that still has all the power I need. And I am delighted.He adds.
For Rene Ritchie, the three-month test of the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 showed that it is a good work device for him (blog posts, podcasts, etc.) and that he no longer wants to be without it. He also suspects that its bandwidth of use corresponds to that of most other users and that the MacBook Pro only leads to nagging among high-end users. The current laptop is therefore something for travelers, but he also asks about the model for “ultra-power creatives”, ie users with multimedia programs and programming requirements.
"Hopefully", The author concludes at iMore.com,"2017 has a few answers ready. Meanwhile, three months later, the new MacBook Pro has become my primary computer. And it's quite simply the best Mac I've ever owned."
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.