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Review: Apple MacBook Pro (2019)
Prepare your devices for remote learning and working. Just got a new MacBook Pro 16" and today is the first full day of use. I am getting less than 4 hours of battery life, not even close to the advertised 11 hours.
MacBook Pro 16", macOS Posted on Nov 24, PM. There's an entire thread on Macrumors where a lot of people is experiencing the same problem.
I am experiencing a terrible battery life too. So I went to the Apple store here in Milan Italy and the guy told me that I was basically his first case on a Mac Book Pro 16, because it's a new product. He also told me that he had no papers from Apple regarding this problem. He started the battery test using his iPad and the result was ok. Then he searched with me on the internet for other people having the same trouble and he came to the post I've linked before the one on Macrumorsso I decided to share with all of you my experience.
Same story here, the problem is still there. I also don't know if Battery Health 3 is very reliable, because the app is telling me that I have 18hrs remaining after 5min of typing while in the screenshot, 5 mins ago, was 20hrs.
This is not my first Macbook, I had a white unibody in and an Air in It's like a windows laptop, probably worst compared to a Dell XPS. Dec 18, AM. Page content loaded. Thanks for that info and for choosing the Apple Support Communities. If I understand correctly, you are not getting the battery performance on your new MacBook Pro that you're expecting. Based on your screenshot, please see if this is related to graphics performance with the steps from these Apple resources:.
About Mac notebook batteries. Set graphics performance on MacBook Pro. Nov 27, PM. Nov 27, PM in response to sterling r In response to sterling r. I started another thread. I think it may be due to the screen brightness. Thinking the battery is way less because the screen has to be so bright. Make sure you use the special instructions in that section.But, it is far from perfect too, and new reports reveal after the popping sound issue, users are now complaining about the screen brightness of the inch MacBook Pro.
Several inch MacBook Pro users noticed that the screen of their brand new Apple premium laptop could not reach the levels of brightness that they were used to with previous-generation MacBook Pros. After carefully observing their laptops, users discovered that the software reduces the brightness level of the inch MacBook Pro after it awakens from sleep. Apple previously rolled out a software fix that increased the brightness of the screen from nits to nits when the same issue was reported by MacBook Air users in the past.
At this point, it is not yet clear if the issue is caused by software or hardware. If it is a software issue similar to MacBook Air, Apple would most likely roll out a fix through a software update. But, it also underlines that the Cupertino company is struggling to keep up the QA process in the software division.
But, it seems the new premium Apple laptop has a new set of bugs and issues of its own. Related Stories.A vastly improved keyboard, larger inch display with slimmer bezels and bigger battery make the inch MacBook Pro a compelling option for serious pros. A totally new keyboard. A bigger display with thinner bezels.
The inch MacBook Pro is available to order now both online and in stores and it was released November This model replaces the inch MacBook Pro, which started at the same price. The result is a much- improved keyboard that delivers a better 1mm of travel compared to less than 0.MacBook Pro 16 Unboxing - Time To Switch Back?
It feels pillowy soft on the way down with a firm click at the bottom, without the rock-hard flatness I hated before. On the 10fastfingers. I usually get in the 70 to 72 wpm range. Apple also listened to customers by adding back an Escape key and an inverted T arrow key setup so you can move the cursor more easily by feel. Not surprisingly, this is one of the brightest and most colorful panels around.
The inch screen on the MacBook Pro packs a fairly resolution of x This is not a 4K screen, though. Apple likely opted for this resolution to save on battery life, but I still think professionals would prefer a 4K option.
And true pros will appreciate the ability to change the refresh rate on the display. When watching a trailer for The Mandalorian, I could make out the fine vents on the dirtied Storm Trooper helmets mounted on spikes. On our lab tests, the inch MacBook Pro's display registered nits, which is very bright but below Apple's nit rating for the screen. The inch MacBook Pro's screen can reproduce The panel on the inch MacBook Pro is one of the most accurate around, as it turned in a Delta-E score of 0.
A score of 0 is perfect. The only notable difference between this and the inch MacBook is that the newed model has narrower bezels on the sides, thought the top bezel is relatively thick compared to systems like the Dell XPS The inch MacBook Pro weighs 4.The more memory your Mac has, the more apps you can run simultaneously and the better they will perform.
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MacBook Pro. Overview macOS Tech Specs. View gallery. Hardware Processor Which processor is right for you? Memory How much memory is right for you?
Graphics Which graphics option is right for you? Storage How much storage is right for you? Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4.At the end ofI traded in my two-year-old inch MacBook Pro, sold off some older Apple gear an iPad and older iPhonesand decided to spring for one of the newer inch laptops.
I had used a loaner device for a month, and it was quite an upgrade from my old laptop. My day to day work is done on an iPad Pro, with a nice Logitech K solar-powered keyboard. At home, I have an iMac Pro that is perfect for editing photos. No matter what anyone says, in my experience, Adobe products are just not engineered to function well on portable devices.
If I am being honest, they are miserable resource hogs. And my approach to editing, which involves using layers, curves, and gradients only exacerbates the problem. Suddenly, the files are bigger, and the computer gets slower. So for my new laptop, I wanted the latest graphical processing unit and more storage capacity. I even added extra memory to get more oomph — believe me, I need it.
In the past, I would have just bought the baseline model, added extra memory and moved on with it. But this time, I decided to splurge, knowing that this might be my last MacBook. In three years, the iPad will be more robust, Adobe Photoshop for iPad will be here — and for all I know, AI will just edit my photos for me in the cloud.
I was excited and waited for the new machine. It came a few days early, and I set it up as a new device with no old software. The biggest problem has been the heat. Every time I awake the device from its slumber, within just a few minutes, the fans come on. And they stay on. The noise they make is very loud, especially in my quiet living room, where I usually work. I am not the only one with this problem. It is a problem that is big enough to merit its own complaint thread on Macrumors.
Some mention that external monitors make the fans go wild. Google Chrome is the problem, say others. Some suggest an SMC reset. I did that but to no avail.Announcement: Prepare your devices for remote learning and working. Learn about the many resources and tools available from Apple and third parties to help educational institutions with remote learning environments and IT leaders prepare their environment for remote work:. Prepare your devices for remote learning and working.
We are testing two new inch MacBook's before doing a rollout across our organization. MacBook Pro 16", macOS Posted on Nov 21, AM. Feb 10, PM in response to maksimyuryev In response to maksimyuryev. I was reluctant from participating anymore in this thread as my comments are getting deleted for no good reason. But felt the urge to give you shout out for the amazing job you have done to get some work arounds for this consistent issue.
You have done something that Apple should have done and acknowledged, but somehow Apple didn't! With that said, I don't believe using third party tools to bring a brand new machine to a normal behavior no noise is expected while the device is idle is a solution. Add to that if any of these third party tools caused any hardware failure, it wouldn't be fair to expect Apple to fix this failure; so it is better to have official solution so we can hold Apple warranty accountable for the machines.
Feb 10, PM. Can someone explain to me what this comment has to do with the the problem we are having and if is related to a technical issue? Still the message is not deleted Feb 11, AM. Dec 23, AM in response to cappuccinodrinker In response to cappuccinodrinker. We are kind of wrapping up all our testing and working with the Apple Business Team to figure out how we move forward.
In our final testings, we did clean installs with From all the testing and heat generated by the unit, it looks like our Radeon Pro m GPU is fried because we are seeing artifacts on text laptop display and external monitors but not when we use the eGPU.
This was producing about 38 degrees less heat in Airflow on the MBP. We have installed Parallels and ran Windows 10 on three monitors on separate space and have done Geekbench tests and a variety of stress tests with the eGPU and its operating normally. Please start a support case with Apple so we can get this resolved sooner than later and it will also protect you a bit more if you need to return your units beyond the return policy.
Moving forward, its all on Apple! Dec 23, AM. Nov 21, PM. I will change the HDMI cable to see if it is the cable's problem. Dec 3, PM. Page content loaded. Thanks for posting your problem in Apple Discussions. You came to the right place!.
In this case your MacBook Pro may be defective. Apple also has 14 days return policy and you can get the MacBook replaced with 0 cost or refund.Here is a mini-review of the new 16" MBP. The most interesting part for me is info about the new keyboard and the chart that details the reduction in portable Mac key travel since the Powerbook era. The 16" MBP has double the key travel of the infamous "butterfly" keyboards 1mm vs. A Filco mechanical keyboard provides 4mm. I'm reserving judgment until I have had the opportunity to test the new keyboard.
YMMV, of course. The new keyboard felt much better to me. I didn't care for the b'fly keyboard from the very first moment I tried it in and as a result, bought a MBP instead. When I need to write a lot, I use an external keyboard. No laptop keyboard is a match for a proper one. I just need it to be reliable, as in, not self-destructing when in contact with a cookie-crumb. The keyboard is unimportant to me, as I will be using it primarily with an external keyboard and monitor on my desktop.
How is the performance for photography? I'm torn between buying this Macbook Pro or waiting for the next round of iMac updates in the spring. Was it the new MBP 13" laptop? I can't tell from the specs that the keyboard is any different than the new MBP 16" laptop.
MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) review
Nice to have x resolution. Not quite UHD x but at least closer to square at. I can't say what makes a good keyboard. The butterfly keyboards felt fine to me. I thought the main problem was lack of durability. Only the new 16" MBP has the redesigned keyboard. The primary problem with the butterfly keyboards is reliability.
They are also lousy to type on. One reviewer described it as "like typing on a pane of glass. Of course, reliability-issues aside, there are people who think that the butterfly keyboards are just fine. It just goes to show that some people can adapt to anything. We think Fujifilm's XV is the best choice for a photographer's carry-everywhere camera in