Apple MacBook Pro 2017 Review – Everything Plainly Explained

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In this review, we will do our best to explain everything the easiest way possible so this becomes useful to everyone especially those who are not computer-savvy. This is a complete Apple MacBook Pro 2017 Review to help you in deciding to buy it or not.

Heads Up:  The price of this laptop is around $1,400. Yes, I know it’s very expensive that’s why I mentioned it earlier. So for those who are bothered by a budget, this one laptop is not for you.

Apple MacBook Pro Design and Build

If you are already aware of the last years’ model, you’ll most likely be familiar with the MacBook Pro 2017.

Similarities to the previous model

  • Same elegance
  • All aluminum chassis
  • Available in Grey or Silver
  • Obviously, the same shiny Apple Logo (quite sad for those who are avid fan of the previous logo style)
  • Lack of connectivity at the side

It only weighs 1.4 kg so it’s handy for those who usually bring their laptop anywhere they go.

Screen and Sound

The display will definitely look crisp and sharp with its 2560 x 1600 pixels. This only means you get the details you wanted to see for high resolution or high definition photos and videos. This feature makes this laptop a good option for graphic designers, video creators, and YouTubers.

You might have experienced yourself that clarity of a laptops’ screen is significantly affected when you are outside. With this laptop, you can bid goodbye to that problem. The speakers squeezed here is also worth praising.

Battery Life and Performance

Processor – Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake

Rest assured you’ll get better performance with the new model with its new Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processor. The previous model is powered by the Skylake CPUS.  If you take the word from TechRadar.com on their review of this process, they said “Kaby Lake is the latest generation of CPUs from Intel following the undeniably successful Skylake generation. And far we can say it’s been a roaring triumph.” This simply shows the promising capacity of this the MacBook Pro’s performance.

Even though performance improved, you don’t have worry about battery since Apple claims that the new processor does not cost extra electricity.

Imaging running several apps in the background and using Safari with multiple tabs, plus you can include watching videos on Youtube of your favorite channel. Will it slow down? Definitely not! Will it slow down when you open Final Cut to edit videos? Still No.

onboard graphics – Intel Plus 640

Aside from the improved processer, users also enjoy the benefits of onboard graphics of the laptop which is Intel Plus 640. This works best in times when you need to edit videos of photos. Gamers will also love the extra power this graphics provide. Just keep in mind that there are games with demanding requirements, the higher resolution you choose, the more capacity it requires so when gaming becomes slow, you might want to drop the resolution values.

Random Access Memory

Adding to the nice experience concerning performance is an 8GB of RAM. This is why many claims that file transfer is relatively fast

Excellent Cooling System

One amazing feature of this laptop is it does not heat up. Normally, when a user opens several apps or programs all at once, it would easily make the laptop go hot. But with the Apple Macbook Pro, it can stay fairly cool. You can even place it on your lap without feeling any heat.

Long-Lasting Battery

Above all, this laptop prides on its ability to last for ten hours of usual computer usage like browsing the internet, using word-processing application and more. Of course, when you use an image and video editing applications, it would drain faster, but even if using demanding programs, it can still last for around 8 hours which performs far way better compared to competitors. This only means that you can go without your power adapter and go back home with still some battery left.

Notable Competitors:

  • Acer Swift 1
  • Dell XPS 13
  • HP Spectre X360
  • Huawei MateBook X

Features to Watch out

FaceTime Camera – considered one of the best when it comes to brightness and sharpness.

Speakers – loud enough with a quality the same as one with subwoofer thus providing rich and realistic sounds.

Touch Pad – Packed with palm rejection feature with smooth gliding motion making it more convenient for users. The clicks have this ‘springy feel’ so it copies the feel when you are using your mouse.

Touch ID Reader – better security logins. So if you have sensitive information on your laptop, you’ll feel more secure wherever you go.

Macbook Pro Price in the Philippines

MacBook Pro 13-inch MacBook Pro

Specs:

  • 2.3GHz Processor
  • 128 GB Storage

Price:

₱76,990.00

Specs:

  • 2.3GHz Processor
  • 256 GB Storage

Price:

₱88,990.00

Specs:

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 3.1GHz Processor
  • 256 GB Storage

Price:

₱105,990.00

MacBook Pro 15-inch MacBook Pro

Specs:

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.8GHz Processor
  • 256 GB Storage

Price:

₱139,990.00

Specs:

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2.9GHz Processor
  • 512 GB Storage

Price:

₱163,990.00

More details here: https://www.apple.com/ph/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro

For those who Wanted Cheap MacBook Pro

The best option is to go for the same laptop but choose the model without the Touch Bar. This will save you around $500. You’ll get a slightly slower process but, the difference in performance is hardly noticeable. You will also get a smaller storage but that would not matter that much unless you plan to fill your laptop with a lot of stuff.

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