Review new Apple MacBook Pro 2016 (13-inch)

Mark Webster finds a lot to like in the 2016 MacBook Pro. There’s a lot of technical detail in his review, along with benchmarks. It’s written from a creative professional point of view.

There’s nothing I disagree with here, my main problem is deciding between a MacBook Pro or the simpler 2016, maybe 2017, MacBook.

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My now venerable 15-inch MacBook pro of 2012, which has an SSD inside instead of a traditional hard drive, starts up in 21 seconds (when it was new, the startup time was 13 seconds, but there’s a lot more software on it now and it’s been through several major Mac OS updates in that time, all the way to macOS 10.12.1 Sierra.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts up in 12.6 seconds, pretty respectable. This is also running macOS 10.12.1 Sierra. Interestingly, there is no obvious startup button any more, you just hold down the rightmost end of the Touch Bar (it has a slight depression so you can find it with a finger tip) for a couple of seconds. You have to put in your passcode, starting up from off, but hereafter you can use a fingertip on this zone (you set this ability when you first set up your…

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