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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Late 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Late 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and performance. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch (Late 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: the future is here although not everybody likes it

 

The new MacBook Pro is finally here. It's expensive, dependent on USB-C and has a fancy new touchscreen atop the keyboard. So should you buy one?

USB-C is an enabler ; Touch Bar has some very clever uses ; Touch ID is welcome

Not very latest-gen Intel chips ; 16GB a restriction for some ; Touch Bar is an expensive addition

Dec, 2016

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2016 Apple MacBook Pro 15in with Touch Bar review

 

The ultimate MacBook is a flawed masterpiece

A fantastic balance of power and form ; So nice to type on ; Brilliant, bright, colourful screen

Very expensive ; Disappointing battery life ; Touch Bar isn't yet particularly useful

It's more flawed than you might expect, but the 15in Pro is still a magnificent thing

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) review

 

Glass half full of promise

Luminous display ; Innovative Touch Bar ; Four USB-C ports ; Loud and clear speakers

Touch Bar not fully-realized ; Trackpad feels too big

While Apple's brighter and bolder 15-inch MacBook brings immediate benefits the second you turn it on, it has its quirks and feels like a laptop that will become much more useful down the line.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

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

 

The trend line points toward ever-smaller computers, with premium systems diving below 10mm thick , and screens dipping down to 12.5 inches from the more common 13-inch or larger versions. But sometimes you want a big, bold, laptop with a large screen...

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...

Even the base 15-inch model is painfully expensive. The Touch Bar is a fun add-on, but not a necessity, and the move to USB-C ports means potentially carrying a bag full of dongles.

With a slim bezel around its 15-inch screen and a thinner, lighter body, the top-end MacBook Pro packs a real visual punch. But if you miss the traditional HDMI and USB ports, consider the older 2015 model that Apple still sells.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)

 

The new generation of MacBook Pros feel like the very distillation of Apple's design ideals. Thin, light, and powerful hardware that's designed to dominate in content creation, but it does so at the expense of some personality.

Still, it is hard to deny the great new design, the gorgeous new Retina Displays, the super fast SSD storage, the versatile Touchbar, lighter form factor, vastly improved speakers and ability to charge the device from any of the four ports are all...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (15-inch) review

 

The OLED Touch Bar in Apple's new MacBook Pro now works with Logic Pro, Photoshop, Spotify and other apps. But is that enough for this pricey upgrade?

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...

Even the base 15-inch model is painfully expensive. The Touch Bar is a fun add-on, but not a necessity, and the move to USB-C ports means potentially carrying a bag full of dongles.

With a slim bezel around its 15-inch screen and a thinner, lighter body, the top-end MacBook Pro packs a real visual punch. But if you miss the traditional HDMI and USB ports, consider the older 2015 model that Apple still sells.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

 

The trend line points toward ever-smaller computers, with premium systems diving below 10mm thick , and screens dipping down to 12.5 inches from the more common 13-inch or larger versions. But sometimes you want a big, bold, laptop with a large screen...

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...

Even the base 15-inch model is painfully expensive. The Touch Bar is a fun add-on, but not a necessity, and the move to USB-C ports means potentially carrying a bag full of dongles.

With a slim bezel around its 15-inch screen and a thinner, lighter body, the top-end MacBook Pro packs a real visual punch. But if you miss the traditional HDMI and USB ports, consider the older 2015 model that Apple still sells.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.7 GHz, 455) Notebook Review

 

The perfect balance? We also review the mainstream configuration of the new MacBook Pro 15. The test model is faster than the entry-level spec thanks to the Core i7-6820HQ and the AMD Radeon Pro 455, but is it worth the additional price?

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge Trackpad with great precision ; good and quiet cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; defective speakers due to Boot Camp ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The review of the third Apple MacBook Pro 15 configuration actually revealed some surprising results. However, we do not speak about the two faster core components. The processor in our mainstream configuration for $2799 is 100 MHz faster than the base...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff, Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016 2.9 GHz, 460) Notebook Review

 

Top specification. We have already reviewed the entry-level of the new Apple MacBook Pro 15. Our test sample today is the high-end SKU, and the graphics card AMD Radeon Pro 460 is particularly interesting.

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge Trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-Port ; power adapter limits under extreme workloads ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive

This review update was primarily focused on the performance of the faster components as well as their effects on the emissions and the battery runtime. The dedicated graphics card AMD Radeon Pro 460 left the best impression, because it is about 40%...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

 

Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even...

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; defective speakers due to BootCamp ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The new Apple MacBook Pro 15 builds on the advantages of the predecessor and is one of the best devices you can buy right now in some respects. This definitely includes the excellent chassis, where the diet did not affect the quality or the stability....

Dec, 2016

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