2016 13″ Macbook Pro Review – How is This a Pro Laptop?!

Dave2D review of 2016 13″ Macbook Pro (Without OLED Touchbar) Covering build, gaming, video editing.

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Reviews of some other options:
Macbook Pro 13 – https://youtu.be/zwOcWuAbuxs
XPS 13 Review – https://youtu.be/ZRmRamdNFHg
Razer Blade Stealth – https://youtu.be/I4SgcraOAOU

Desktop Wallpaper Download: http://i.imgur.com/klgrpoA.jpg

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Intro: Tyler Touché – Act Of God ft. Jason Gaffner (Robotaki Remix)
Background: Fili – Smooth Rides

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jessica agyeman says:

the wallpaper on the MacBook looks so awesome, where did you get it from?

Kyle Behiels says:

Anyone who games on a macbook is a bad person and should feel bad. However it is important to note that if you run a dual boot with either Linux or Windows both will support the razer core.

bleach says:

Yeah, because the surface “pro” is definitely better. It has one entire USB a port, a whopping 4 hrs of battery (from dailying it for 1 year) and HD 520 graphics, which is Much better than the iris 540/550. I’ve had a surface pro 3 and a surface pro 4, which is my second and last surface.

I’m not saying get the mac, though. New xps13 and x360 are also Much better than the surface pro 4, especially in terms of battery.

Brian A says:

when I saw this guy I thought he was pompous and pretentious, now he’s probably my favourite tech YouTuber.

Deniz Boz says:

I think this video is a great example of what I call “immature review”. Don’t get me wrong, I love Dave and he kinda has to use, review, and judge a machine in a rather quick fashion to upload the video asap, but after some extensive use, he changes his mind in lots of things. For instance, he’s saying here that he’d prefer older macbook keyboards, but now he says “this is the keyboard that I type fastest, it’s great”. He’s recommending here to buy the 2015’s MBP13, but now he says “when you upgrade the ssd to 256gb you get the same price, so buy the new one”. Duh! I told you Dave, I told you…

AfterDinner says:

actually I bought this one because last year’s model with the same sad was the same price

Adam Burns says:

Please do a dedicated gaming video I’m thinking about buying this and I want to know how well it will run games

kain seviers says:

Dave, I’ve just got my 2016 Macbook Pro 13 inch, I found it runs the real 4K videos somehow – choppy, especially when comes to drag the play bar, it runs too slow…damn is that some issue?

Replicanoob says:

apple didnt think about specs or ports that much, mainly focused on the trackpad, speakers, screen ,thinner bezels, improved butterfly keyboard, design and overall experience that comes to the eye

Oscar Leeson says:

IMO they should just call it the 13″ MacBook. Then lower the price a bit.

Chase EB says:

Hey Dave, what are the specs of the MacBook that you used in this video?


Starting to save up money for it wish me luck

Ha Nguyen says:

Hey in this MV you said that you would recommend average macbook user to buy the 2015 MBP instead of the new one. However, in the MV “Which MB to buy in early 2017”, you are saying that you dont recommend people to buy the 2015 MBP because it’s overpriced. I got a little bit confused. If I am looking to purchase macbook for daily use (surf web, Microsoft stuff) and plan to have it in the next 4,5 years, which one should I go for? The MBP 2015 with 128gb or the new MBP 2016 with no magsafe?


James Ernest Enriquez says:

Does the macbook pro 2016 without touch bar has a mechanism of butterly keyboard

Chan SiuMan says:

nice video and thanks~!

jesus nazario vasquez says:

hi david between 13 2015 vs 13 2016 whit touch bar for a android developer, which i have to pick up?

Tamil Selvan says:

yes we need a gaming review

nazrin hakim says:

make a game test for the macbook pro 13

Danny Pinilla says:

I say for us DJ’s, music producers and video editors stability is a must. I Hate the price and specs but not once (knock on wood) has froze on me on any DJ gigs. Unlike a windows laptop, it froze constantly.

Steph L says:

What’s the fps of it running DotA 2 on 1080p high settings?

themaxie500 says:

This is NOT a “pro” laptop.

Shan Ahmed says:

1300 rn at Best Buy a little hesitant to buy this computer. Debating about this or the dell xps 13

Audrey M says:

how do you ‘calibrate’ the screen? I have it and I can’t figure out

Alexander Lei says:

I would get this, but the 1800 for i5 and 8gb ram, I think thats too much. if the have a 200 dollar off I will probably get it

___ ___ says:

I was about to buy the 2015 MBP 13″ when Best Buy had a sale on the 2016 MBP for $1274 so I picked it up instead. It was cheaper than the 2015 MBP model that I was looking at. I’m pretty happy with it. But I’m sill
Thinking about returning it and getting the touchbar version because it’s appealing. However, I don’t know if I would actually like the touchbar for the same reason you said, it breaks focus. I use keyboard shortcuts all the time so that also doesn’t help. Plus I like having my dedicated fxn keys. I’m a scientist and I use some mildly intensive protein modeling programs that were too much for my 2013 MBA but now on the 2016 MBP, they work but can be laggy under certain conditions. Any suggestions on this?

Jose G. says:

I was gifted an Alienware 17 r4 i7 16gram 1070card8gb. Web devs tell me OSX is better due to the terminal. Can i get by with my Alienware? Should i exchange it for a MBP if I want to get into web development?

Rishabh Kr. Mahato says:

yes we want do a super heavy gaming video on macbook

Colin Pater says:

Why is there no Lenovo hate on a Lenovo laptop review? Apple gets hate on Apple reviews AND Lenovo reviews and I’m getting so sick of it

Potenti4lz says:

But it’s easier/faster to take off a USB-C hub than 5-6 other ports if you’re using it as a desktop replacement which probably a lot of MacBook Pros are for, hence why Apple skimped on the battery side of things, but still capped to 16GB DDR3 RAM and Sixth Gen Sky Lake Intel CPU (which is still pretty good). The thin keypad bugs the hell out of me but looks like something I could grow into, but I have the external Mac chiclet keyboard for that, but will probably feel weird when using it as just a mobile laptop elsewhere… I am looking at the 15″ models for a dGPU, is it worth holding off another 10 months for 2017 models? I’m currently on a late 2013 13″ rMBP 2.4GHz/8GB RAM/256GB SSD, and while it holds up well about 80% of the time, it does struggle under severe multitasking tab sessions in Chrome, but I push it a lot and it usually dives 8-10GB into swap usage. 🙁 I thought swap would be faster with an SSD and it is, but it’s not anywhere as fast as RAM, and it has no dGPU, so many memory runs out, the CPU essentially just locks up.

Jose Maria Mendieta says:

love you reviews!! please make a gaming vid for the macbookpro13 inch 2016 with touch! i need a good gaming review thaaanks

Tina Hii says:

Please do a gaming video using the Macbook Pro 13″ and 15″ base models. Thank you!

Brendan P says:

I would love one for 1000$ but no more than that. I hate the OLED strip and would much prefer this model, but I’m going to hold off until the fall and see how the second gen does with Kaby Lake and hopefully a few other spec bumps. At that point (with some extra storage) it might be worth the 1500…just not yet for me

-.- Cat says:

This MacBook completely eliminates my need for a bluetooth external speaker.

Corey McPherson says:

Hey David,
Do you need more beats for your beds or intros? I have some…

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Sahil Hooda says:

I would love to see a video dedicated on gaming on this macbook.

Parminder Singh says:

The price went down by 200 dollars. Same price as the 12 inch MacBook.

Amelie V says:

would the new macbook pro without touch bar be good enough for schoolwork, photo editing, music production and general use because im getting a macbook but idk which one?

Sahil Hooda says:

Love to see a dedicated gaming video for this laptop.

Aizhan Kalimbetova says:

I love his voice

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