MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016, with Touch Bar) Review
MacBook Pro 13 Review
This model is silver color and 13.3-inch screen and weight are 1.4kg. The built quality is awesome if we compare with other laptops that I reviewed in past it has the best-built quality. The screen is nice built and one-handed open. The hinges are very strong and perfectly tuned. The material is flexible and the laptop is super thin.
This model has 2 ports on both sides are USB Type C and support Thunderbolt 3 and a headphone jack. There is no SD Card slot. So, if you are a photographer or video producer then you should buy an external adapter. If you are charging your mac then you have an only single port to use! Very disappointed with Apple.
The keyboard is good. It has 2nd generation butterfly switches. The quality is much improved compare to the previous generation. Spacing is good and very comfortable for typing. The keyboard is more responsive compared to the previous generation.
It has also LED backlight that is much improved compare to the previous generation. Particular keys get their own LED light. It looks pretty good and LEDs are brighter. It has also LED backlight that is much improved compare to the previous generation. Particular keys get their own LED light. It looks pretty good and LEDs are brighter.
The display is amazing and brighter. It is 67% brighter and 25% more color. The resolution is same as the previous generation is 2560*1600 224 pixel per inch. It is a very sharp retina display.
It has wide viewing angle and bezels are very thin. The image is good but you have to calibrate it first. Overall display quality is awesome. It has wide viewing angle and bezels are very thin. The image is good but you have to calibrate it first. Overall display quality is awesome.
The webcam is 720p FaceTime HD camera with green LED indicator is good but not great. The trackpad is relatively big but overall it’s a best one. Buttons are good and more responsive. When you are typing your palm accidentally touches to trackpad but don’t worry you can use palm rejection to avoid this.
Speakers are good and it is both sides of the keyboard. It has clean audio and no distortion at full volume. So, it’s a nice thing about it. Audio is very loud and deeper bass. It feels good even at high volume. The best thing about this model is Touch bar and touch ID. It is awesome and fully functional. You can use it for final cut pro editing, web browsing, and much more. I really like touch bar.
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It has so many awesome features. There is no functions key but you can access from touch bar but it is virtual keys. You can also adjust volume and brightness of display from touch bar.
The drives are fast and the base model is 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 6360U dual-core sky lake processor. It has lower clock speed and performance is same as before. It has internal GPU and it’s running in Intel Iris Graphics 550. You can connect the 4K and 5K display with it. You can also connect external GPU for gaming. It has 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 RAM with 256GB of PCIE based SSD, which is very fast for memory storage. It has 3 microphones. This model will cost you around $1800.
The battery is 61WH and battery performance is good. For regular work, you will get 9 hours of battery life.
This model cost you around $1800 and you will get awesome built quality, amazing display, speakers and keyboard and awesome touch bar.
In my opinion, I really enjoy the touch bar and other features of MacBook Pro 2016 13-inch but it is very expensive. If you use baseline model of 2016 MacBook you will not get touch bar and it’s around $1500. I think it is very expensive compared to the previous generation MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. No doubt it has more features and some important upgrades but it is expensive.
If you have the previous generation MacBook Pro then I think you shouldn’t upgrade to 2016 model otherwise if you want to experience touch bar then go for it. It is awesome! If you are new for MacBook Pro then definitely you shouldn’t purchase this because in this price you will get best laptops with super configurations.
That’s it for this review. I hope you like it.
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Apple MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar
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