Apple Macbook pro opinion

Feb 22, 2019 14 Comments

I was thinking about how Apple is considered THE tech gadget company when it can't get basic things right.
E.g. :
The new MacBook Pro is so slippery (lacks grip) that each time I try to get it out from my backpack it's a struggle and I break my fingernails sometimes.

The body of MacBook is made up of Metal. So if it's winter I don't even want to touch it because it's frikin COLD.

SIRI not functional ...... the list goes on.

Do you feel those are some bothersome issues and designers should have put more efforts ?
Do you have other such annoying encounters too? Comment them !!



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TOP 14 Comments
  • Sandia National Laboratories / Eng ?*?
    2015 MacBook pro 15" was the last real good developer laptop from Apple, but even then it hard hard to repair. I'm still running a 2010 MBP 15" that I've replaced multiple batteries on, swapped the wifi card, swapped the RAM, swapped the disc drive for a second hard drive, upgraded main hard drive to SSD, and much more I liked when laptops were as easy to repair and modify as the 2010 mbp
    Feb 22, 2019 1
    • Uber jghhg
      This. Garbage keyboard since then
      Feb 22, 2019
  • Google Elite10xer
    Maybe I'm just not used to it but I'm really not a fan of the keyboards on the new MacBook pros. The profile is insanely low.

    Also no physical esc key is frustrating as a vim user.
    Feb 22, 2019 1
    • Uber jghhg
      Butterfly keyboard is the worst shit invention Apple has put on Macs. Touch bar is gimmick.

      Display is nice, OS is ok only. Win10 has improved so much I much prefer ThinkPad over Macs now
      Feb 22, 2019
  • Bloomberg / Eng chanchan95
    As to the points you raised, I think the lack of any sharp edges/grips makes it easier to slide out the MacBook Pro from any sleeve or backpack, it doesn’t get stuck on anything. The body’s unibody metal because it makes it more durable, better aesthetic value, and makes it feel premium. I’d rather my laptop feels cold (at first) and premium rather than cheap and plasticky (especially if it’s worth that much money). The battery and screen have remained consistently best in class.

    I will agree that there are things that aren’t so amazing about the MacBook. Siri on the MacBook isn’t much more than a gimmick anyway. I barely use Siri on my iPhone besides setting alarms, checking weather, or playing songs sometimes. The touchbar is pretty darn useless and it tries to fix something that didn’t need fixing. I didn’t initially like the new keyboard, but after a few weeks of using it, I think I prefer it to the older gen, it’s less tiring IMHO.
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • The new MacBook pro’s keyboard is ridiculously unforgiving if you have long nails. Whenever I have to type a lot it is extremely loud when I used to have gel manicured nails.

    The Touch Bar is annoying when you try to play games that requires function keys.
    Feb 22, 2019 2
  • Nvidia shm
    Xps13 or zenbook. Both are best for developers!
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • So my home MBP has battery issues and discharges constantly . The office MBP hangs and needs to be restarted atleast once a day
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • Facebook


    My new MBP is trash

    Constant crashes, takes forever to connect to external monitors, sound issues (requiring restart)

    Have had more issues with it in 6 months than any windows laptop I've ever had
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng kwq7812
    I'm still running a 2014 model 15" MBP that I've had since I started at Amazon. Our manager had some budget allocated to buy them for us (this was back when Amazon was issuing shitbox HP/Dell bricks as standard, even to SDEs). Amazingly, it's still a perfectly capable machine today (helped along by the fact that it was purchased with the best CPU, RAM, and HDD options available at the time) and I have no need or desire to replace it. In fact, I'm dreading the possibility that I might some day have to, because it's still better than the standard-issue MBPs that come out of the company pool today.

    Anyhow, I was always impressed with how well they executed on the things that really mattered for a mobile computer: they had underwhelming internals for the price, but the screen, battery life, keyboard, and track pad were all best-in-class. However, that no longer seems to be the case...I've messed around with some of the newer hardware and it seems increasingly gimmicky: touch bar is stupid, loss of ports is tragic, newer keyboards are crap. Sad story, really.
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • AppLift


    Breaking your nails? How are you taking it out??

    Overall. Apple is all about looks and ease of use. If you are looking for power and want some looks. Get ultrabook. If you dont care bout looks then pick of the litter out there
    Feb 22, 2019 0
  • Intuit tmpUsrNam
    Ohh yeah! I forgot to mention about the charging issues. It won't restart quickly once charger is plugged in for at least 15 mins or greater.
    Feb 22, 2019 0


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