Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Tim Cook strolls in elegant fashion on a scene, utters several researched keywords like “great”, “simple”, “useful”, then “great” again, and all attendees cheer in awe while a certain theater’s walls echo in reverence. A new Apple product is torn out from the womb, and it’s everything the CEO said and more.
Well, that’s all fine and dandy, but what about its downsides? People have mortality, Superman – kryptonite and Achilles – the turtle. Today we’re unraveling the new MacBook Pro 2016 drawbacks, while trying to be as objective as possible.
4. Standard USB Ports?
There’s none. It’s probably not a big deal when you come to think of it, but come on Apple… The standard USB ports we’ve all came to know and love are gone. Instead, MacBook Pro users can brag with the brand-new USB-C, but with huge drawbacks because the heck if you can actually manage to plug anything in it. A strange omission, if you consider that every frickin’ modern device, from an ordinary mouse to a USB waffle maker – requires the standard USB port.
There is also the option to purchase additional $60-$120 adapters and solve any issues you may have. That is – if you can make it rain…
3. Trackpad too close to keyboard
Have you seen it? That thing’s huge! And it’s also too close to the keyboard – which logically leads to unwanted inputs while scrolling and doing general trackpad work.
The previous gen MacBook Pro saw a 7.5cm gap between the keyboard and trackpad and it was approx. that much wide. This means, unwanted touches will occasionally happen – just like in a NY subway train.
So, in order to avoid such inconveniences, you may have to rummage through MacBook Pro’s trackpad settings and disable some functions here and there. And to think all of this could’ve been avoided by few measurements before launching the product is – mesmerizing.
2. Function keys are gone
Some geniuses decided to adopt new touchscreen volume controls above the keyboard at the expense of whole row of keys lots of users utilize for productivity. Thus, the new Function Bar was made, devoid of all F-keys, except one which we will not further discuss.
And what’s stranger, the F-keys still lay intact at the 13” MacBook Pro version. Wtf Cook?
1. No 17” version
For everyone that needs a bigger screen, you know, everyone that codes, streams, renders high-end graphics or does something useful in life – no love for you. Cook has yet again overcooked his credentials to a point of burning a steak when it was perfectly medium-well prepared.
Furthermore, if you so much crave those large screens and extra pixels, you’ll have to spit additional coin to acquire larger displays that plug in directly to the MacBook Pro – if Apple hadn’t discontinued those also! It’s just you’re stuck with buying third party monitors and additional adapters for years to come.
What do you think? Will the new MacBook Pro 2016 shift paradigms, or shift users toward Microsoft? Share your vision down below.
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