Apple MacBook (2017)

The Positive The new 12-inch MacBook adds the improved keyboard mechanism from the MacBook Pro line. New processor and RAM options mean better performance. The Imperfect Little else has changed, including the lack of ports beyond a single USB-C connection. You still can’t get more-powerful mainstream Intel processors. The Outcome With a subtle tweak […]

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2016)

The Positive The inventive Touch Bar streamlines work and saves clicks, and Apple has improved almost every part of the thinner, lighter MacBook Pro, including a larger touchpad, faster components and a flatter keyboard. iPhone’s Touch ID is handy on the Mac, too. The Imperfect You’re paying a hefty premium for the Touch Bar, which […]

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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016)

The Positive A massive touchpad dominates this incredibly skinny, high-powered laptop. The screen really pops, with less bezel and wider color range. Adding space grey as a color option gives it a bold, mod look. The Imperfect This version leaves out the amazing new Touch Bar. It’s more expensive than the model it replaces and […]

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

The Positive The larger version of Apple’s MacBook Pro has a big, bold display, a thinner, lighter body, an AMD graphics chip by default and a massive trackpad. The inventive Touch Bar second-screen display saves clicks here and there, and now works with apps like Photoshop and Spotify. The Imperfect Even the base 15-inch model […]

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch, 2017)

The Positive The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro gets faster processing and graphics options. It’s still the biggest and most powerful laptop Apple makes. The giant touchpad is easy to use and battery life is excellent. The Imperfect Having only USB-C ports can be a hassle. The super-flat keyboard is an acquired taste. The Outcome […]

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

The Positive The larger version of Apple’s MacBook Pro has a big, bold display, a thinner, lighter body, an AMD graphics chip by default and a massive trackpad. The inventive Touch Bar second-screen display saves clicks here and there, and now works with apps like Photoshop and Spotify. The Imperfect Even the base 15-inch model […]

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