MacBook Pro 2016 not included in the list of recommended devices for purchase
MacBook Pro 2016 not included in the list of recommended devices for purchase

MacBook Pro 2016 not included in the list of recommended devices for purchase

MacBook Pro 2016 not included in the list of recommended devices for purchase Consumer Reports, part of the Consumers Union, a US nonprofit consumer association, for the first time refused to recommend new MacBook Pro models for purchase. According to tests, the autonomy of the tested Apple laptops varies too much – several times at a rate of less than 5%. So, the first test of the 13-inch model with Touch Bar touchscreen showed a battery life of 16 hours. The second – almost 13 hours, the third time the battery of the new MacBook lasted only three and a quarter hours. A model with the same diagonal without a touchbar also showed completely different results (19 hours for the first time and 4.5 hours for the second). The range of battery life of the 15-inch MacBook Pro ranged from 8 to 19 hours. Due to a too unpredictable result and a big difference in measurements, Consumer Reports decided not to rely on the average value after a series of tests – it does not reflect a real indicator of autonomy, and therefore, it will mislead the consumer. In the end, the minimum figure was taken into account, but it does not allow MacBook Pro to be included in the list of recommended devices. It is worth noting that the laptops passed the remaining tests without any complaints. So far, Apple has not followed official statements, but they are likely to appear soon. Moreover, when you consider that a reliable battery that can provide long-term autonomous operation of the device is often one of the highest priority factors when choosing a portable PC.

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