When they released the updated MacBook in 2015, I mentioned I was going to wait to upgrade my 2009 MacBook Pro for something a little more powerful and I did. A little long on the wait but worth it.
I’m pretty happy with the non-touchbar version of the MacBook Pro. While I can complain about the price and battery life, the specs and design are pretty great. There seems to be quite a few whiny reviews out there and who knows what that’s all about. This thing is still the best laptop on the market by a wide margin. Lenovo Thinkpads, Dell XPS laptops, and Razer Blade laptops are also pretty good though.
- 2.4GHz Intel Core i7
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
- 2k display, although I’m hooking up to a Dell P2415Q 4k external display
- weighs 3 lbs. and effectively has a 4 hour battery life (this does need to be way better)
- USB C and the headphone port are great as the only ports
The only sad thing about this MacBook Pro is that it’s pretty close to complete as a product. The only thing to improve on is the internal guts — can’t really get any thinner, lighter, louder, or brighter. A laptop can always go faster but this thing is pretty darn fast.
At some point, this particular MacBook Pro will be what defines laptop because there’s really nothing left to do.