Upgrade crap to crap, 11 Jan 2017Oh yeah how genius!
And replace the CPU with the faster core i5 base.
And replace the FHD... moreIf I wanted a better machine than the macbook pro 15, I would buy the razer blade 2016. Costs 1000$ less and is a much more powerful machine.
Also, there is no point getting a QHD screen on laptops. A good quality 1080p is more than enough.
Celluloid, 11 Jan 2017Thank you! This is exactly what I was thinking! How can Apple claim the tests are invalid du... moreI agree also. It's like Apple is complaining that software tricks that don't really have to do with raw battery life are part of battery life. I mean, I can turn my computer off and save battery charge that why; if I call that the "default" behavior of my laptop does that mean it has near infinite battery life?
What's really surprising though is that Consumer Reports knuckled under and gave Apple special treatment. That seems to go completely counter to their claims to be independent. I guess no one can avoid the spell of Apple and its marketing manipulations.
I've read other reviews complaining about battery-life for different scenarios.
So I don't think it's one issue only.
arigo, 11 Jan 2017The non cache settings are enable by the Consumer Report to simulate a user browsing non cache... moreThank you! This is exactly what I was thinking! How can Apple claim the tests are invalid due to an obscure setting and then turn around and act like cycling through a limited number of websites is regular behavior?! Of course caching has to be turned off for this test. Either that or add thousands of different sites for the test to visit.
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2017That dell crap do not have ssd.. its a normal spinning disk.External ssd are widely available now a days.
Upgrade crap to crap, 11 Jan 2017Oh yeah how genius! And replace the CPU with the faster core i5 base. And replace the FHD... moreI think you don't know about the computers or you are just a loyal apple fan.
Anonym, 11 Jan 2017It won't, but as long as you're happy with your spinning drive...One more thing you can not retrieve your precious data from ssd which you can do easily from spinning hard drive..
When a product is released it is tested then. If you released it with bugs that is your fault. Reviewers don't go back to products once they review it. Apple expects them to.
This just looks like BS. A caching issue...causing a battery life drop in excess of 10 hours? That is insanity. The only way that would cause that much of a problem would be if safari held the CPU and GPU hostage, taxing them to >90% usage when loading "icons". To me that is a more concerning issue...if a web browser that shouldn't tax the system, starts utilizing more resources than a game, art program, or CAD...id immediately get rid of it in favor of a different browser, and sweep my computer for malware. I think that "bug" fix is much more that apple doesn't want to admit to.
Julliard, 11 Jan 2017Every new notebook they made always self claim as the best ever made. I do feel the 2015 model was the best so far, possibly. But this new model is a complete disaster.
mir, 11 Jan 2017That normal spinning disk will last far longer than your fancy SSD.It won't, but as long as you're happy with your spinning drive...
Upgrade crap to crap, 11 Jan 2017Oh yeah how genius! And replace the CPU with the faster core i5 base. And replace the FHD... moreIf you got the budget of course, but since we are talking about 2k+ ... Better yet go full throttle Laptop with latest powerful VR Ready GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card with latest i7 KabyLake CPU that are OverClockable, UHD Screen with G-Sync, non-glare/reflective, maybe touch or not etc. 16-32GB Ram, HDD-SSD, Necessary Ports available, etc. etc. options to pick from.
Akinaro, 11 Jan 2017""Apple has been working with Consumer Reports"" Read: with some money and persuasion we mana... moreVery true. Its like telling Consumer Reports, "You doing the test wrong! Dont disable the cache!". Lol. Seriously, Apple. You dont tell people how to use their laptop.
""Apple has been working with Consumer Reports""
Read: with some money and persuasion we managed to fix results, so it doesnt show us in bad light anymore.
"This is the best pro note book we've ever made"! That's the biggest load of crap I have ever read! Their previous Macbook pro was the best they ever made. This current one is the biggest load of crap ever and they bloody know it! I'll never buy the new one! I've already gone and bought two spare brand new battery's and a 1TB hard drive for my 2015 model to make sure it will stand the test of time!
"After enabling the cache for the browser and using the patched software", so if the MacBook Pro is turned off and users install still not available software then Apples promised batterylife will be reached?
does anyone actually believe the crap that Apple says anymore where Samsung recall things apple is doing the iPhone 7 with an exploding battery