Apple MacBook Pro 15″ (2017): Unboxing & Review

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Lots of guys Mike here the Detroit Board with a max style configuration of Apple's most powerful laptop the 2017 MacBook Pro 15 inch so the big news for this year is new cable 8 CPUs along with new graphics in addition to faster SSDs otherwise the design and overall configuration is carried over from the previous generation so the base configuration starts off at 23 99 they get you a core i7 clocked at 2.8 gigahertz 16 gigs of ram a 256 gig SSD along with the Radeon Pro 555 GPU with 2 gigs of memory well in my case I maxed out the CPU to 3.1 givers and that gets me a Radeon Pro 560 GPU with 4 gigs of

Memory and a 512 gig SSD now you can max out the SSD to 2 terabytes but I really don't want to spend $1,200 for that so once again the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the only MacBook that offers quad-core CPUs and discrete graphics everything else only offers integrated graphics and dual core CPUs unfortunately for many this still has 16 gigs of ram standard and it's still ddr3 instead of ddr4 inside the box we get a 2 meter USB C charging cable in terms of paperwork pretty basic we have a Quick Start Guide regulatory and warranty info and a set of whites Apple stickers below that is

The 87 watt USB sea wall charger this is the largest one you can get on the MacBook so returning once again is that stunning 15.4 inch LED backlit IPS display with a resolution of 2880 by 1800 that's good for 220 pixels per inch so once again that's a very bright sharp end color accurate display it also has a very effective anti reflective coating which seems to have been improved with the newer generation also built into the top of the display is a pretty familiar 720p FaceTime HD camera the keyboard and enormous trackpad again are carried over here so the trackpad does feature that

Force touch technology so it doesn't have a physical or mechanical mechanism in here it very precisely replicates a physical click via a taptic engine I really like this trackpad even though it's extremely large it seems to have good palm rejection so even though you're probably going to lean against it while typing it's able to distinguish between a fingertip and appall the keyboard is once again the second generation butterfly mechanism which I personally really like some people complain that it's a little noisy and it's not everybody's a fan of the

Shallow keyboard but personally I like how fast this style of keyboard is and with the second generation butterfly mechanism it's much more precise and tactile each key is also individually backlit with an LED light and there's a slight tweak here to the icons I need control and option keys also returning once again is the touch bar so again this is a feature that is so much controversial but all eyes it's a really neat OLED display covered in glass that provides contextual ewhere controls for levers on your screen and I think they've done a good job making sense of

A touch bar but again this is something I don't really need or look at but of course you can't go wrong with the touch ID sensor built into the power button for unlocking the computer or just making payments or logging into your passwords on either side of the keyboard on these very prominent speaker grilles so we have excellent front-facing stereo speakers so let's go and take a listen to them what's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg and today we're taking a look at the brand new iPad pro so we have the 10.5 inch ma 12 point 9 inch in terms of the ventilation you'll find an

Exhaust vent built into the hinge which draws in air from the underside edge so you'll find those little gaps along each side that's a similar design we see with a 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar and the previous generation of MacBook Pros also returning is one of the more controversial aspects of this design which is Thunderbolt 3 ports only besides the headphone jack so we have four of those two on either side and once again they're extremely high speed at 40 gigs per second and they're symmetrical so you get the same speed on both the left and right sides the

13-inch has reduced speed along the right side so this does mean you will need a dancer's for this computer to use other accessories such as SD cards or USB type-a connectors like the charging cable that comes with the iPhone but you do get some pretty incredible flexibility and performance with these ports you can drive up to 2 5k displays at the same time in addition to the onboard display or for 4k displays pretty impressive Madi life is estimated at around 10 hours of general usage and that's with a fairly large 76 1 hour lithium polymer battery the only thing

To be aware of with a computer this powerful is that you can really quickly zap through that very life in just a couple of hours depending on the application you're using and this computer does like to spin up the fans to keep the processors cool so it doesn't lose any for months so like the previous generation we do have integrated graphics in addition to discrete graphics so the integrated graphics is the Intel HD graphics 630 that's the same on all 15-inch MacBook Pros but in the case of the upgraded model again I

Have the Radeon Pro 560 GP with four gigs of gddr5 memory that's actually the same setup in the 21.5 inch 4k iMac I recently reviewed now comparing graphics to the similarly maxed out spec from last year we're seeing a pretty healthy gain here so again we go from the AMD Radeon Pro 460 to the 560 so the opengl score goes from about 73 frames per second to about 87 frames per second that's a pretty healthy gain when it comes to Geekbench in addition to table 8 CPUs we also go from 2.9 gigahertz to 3.1 gigahertz and we're seeing pretty significant single core gains in

Addition to much more significant multi-core gain so this is a much more powerful computer than it was before SSDs are also much faster the right speed is around 2000 the read speed is around 2500 vs. the 1800 for both on the previous design now personally I really like this computer but for the most part I recommend this to people who need Pro applications such as video editing photo editing music creation or something like that otherwise I think it's a little too big for most people it weighs about 4 pounds and has a fairly big footprint especially on your lap so unless you

Intend to use this primarily on a desk or users for Pro applications this is probably overkill for most people so as far as spec phones go this is a fairly significant one but there's no reason to trade your late 2016 model for this version but I think like many if you were just holding off with the KB Lake update I think now is a good time to pick one of these up the only other update I would like to see is 32 gigs of DDR 4 Ram but otherwise I think it's in good shape hearty guys hope you enjoyed this look at the most powerful MacBook available

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