Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:42 PM
By the way: happy with the new MacBook Pro ? Are the critics only partial and superficial ?
I have only two complaints: (1) It's overpriced [they had a captive market of customers wanting to upgrade] and (2) I would have taken a 32 GB RAM option which should have been available. It's not that I need 32 GB of RAM now, but if I were to hold on to this MBP for five years, I assume I might later on.
With the two exceptions above, I'm quite pleased with the MBP. I don't use the touchbar a lot yet except occasionally in editing photos or video--or to add the creepy clown emoji.
I'm very pleased to have four USB-C ports. I only had one on the previous 12" MacBook, which did not force me to convert to USB-C across the board since I had to use a hub to connect more than one device anyway. However, now that I can connect peripherals without a hub, I've replaced all my previous USB-A cables with USB-C equivalents. And that's another benefit. In the past when transitioning to a different connection technology, the user had to buy all new peripherals. With USB-C, all you have to do is replace your cables.
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Gear for Running Accordance:
2014 Mac Mini - 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, macOS Sierra/macOS Server
2016 15" MacBook Pro - 2.9 Ghz quad core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, macOS High Sierra
2014 15.6" Acer R7-572 - 1.6 Ghz Core i5, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB mSATA, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro
2017 iPhone X - 256 GB, Verizon, iOS 11.x
2016 iPad Pro (12.9") - 256 GB, Verizon, iOS 11.x
2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 - 32 GB internal + 64 GB microSD, Fire OS 5.6 (=Android OS 5.x)
2017 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - 128 GB internal, Android OS 7.0
2017 Blu Grand M - 8 GB internal + 64 GB microSD, Android OS 6.0