The new MacBook Pro 2016 has been receiving a lot of criticisms since it was unveiled two weeks ago. So far, many have complained about the ports, or lack thereof, on the new laptop. At the same time, Apple received quite a lot of bashing on its decision to forgo plans for a touch-enabled MacBook Pro.
It looks like more of those complaints are coming in a few days after the first initial deliveries of the laptop. Recent teardowns of both 13- and 15-inch versions reveal next to impossible upgradability and an undersized battery.
According to a recent independent post on the internet, the MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar has non-removable SSDs. This means that consumers would have no option of an upgrade once they have made their purchase. They would have to use the laptop until the end of its life of sell it and buy a new one.
This, however, is not surprising at all since the current MacBook also has non-removable SSDs. What is surprising is that the Touch Bar version of the MacBook Pro differs slightly from the one with Function Keys. The entry-level MacBook Pro 2016, for some weird reason, has a removable storage. This means an upgrade is still possible, albeit with time. The same cannot be said on the Touch Bar version of the MacBook Pro.
Another source of disappointment is the battery life. Apple has advertised that the new MacBook Pro 2016 has a continuous usage time of 10 hours. However, according to tests from various individuals, the new laptop only lasts a little over 6 hours on average. Some people were able to push battery life to around 8 hours at the expense of screen brightness and light usage. This is far below what many considers as normal since last year?s MacBook Pro can stand up to 10 hours of continuous use.
Day-one purchasers must be in quite a shock right now. Finding out that the new laptop you just bought somehow underperforms and offers almost zero chance of upgrade is quite a letdown.
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