Thursday December 22, 2016

New MacBook Pros Fail to Earn Consumer Reports Recommendation

I don't know what is going on with the new MacBook Pro but these wildly varying battery test results are just bizarre. As a result of the poor test results, Consumer Reports does not recommend buying a new MacBook Pro, at least until the company figures out its battery problems.

For instance, in a series of three consecutive tests, the 13-inch model with the Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second, and just 3.75 hours in the third. The 13-inch model without the Touch Bar worked for 19.5 hours in one trial but only 4.5 hours in the next. And the numbers for the 15-inch laptop ranged from 18.5 down to 8 hours. Those were just a few of the results; we tested battery life on these laptops repeatedly.