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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the reliability. The touchpad and keyboard get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

2016 Apple MacBook Pro 15in with Touch Bar review

 

The ultimate MacBook is a flawed masterpiece

A fantastic balance of power and form ; So nice to type on ; Brilliant, bright, colourful screen

Very expensive ; Disappointing battery life ; Touch Bar isn't yet particularly useful

It's more flawed than you might expect, but the 15in Pro is still a magnificent thing

2016-12

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

 

Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even...

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; defective speakers due to BootCamp ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The new Apple MacBook Pro 15 builds on the advantages of the predecessor and is one of the best devices you can buy right now in some respects. This definitely includes the excellent chassis, where the diet did not affect the quality or the stability....

2016-12

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) review

 

Glass half full of promise

Luminous display ; Innovative Touch Bar ; Four USB-C ports ; Loud and clear speakers

Touch Bar not fully-realized ; Trackpad feels too big

While Apple's brighter and bolder 15-inch MacBook brings immediate benefits the second you turn it on, it has its quirks and feels like a laptop that will become much more useful down the line.

2016-12

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2016) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's new big-screen Pro impresses with its snazzy Touch Bar and slimmer, super-solid design. It's a good balance of performance and portability. Just know: You'll need dongles, and the keyboard is an acquired taste.

Superb screen ; Thinner and lighter than previous MacBook Pro models ; Excellent touch pad is now enormous

Pricey, given the components ; Unpredictable battery life

With its solid feel, bold screen, clean lines, giant touch pad, and svelte frame, Apple's new MacBook Pro 15-inch is a

2016-12

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)

 

The new generation of MacBook Pros feel like the very distillation of Apple's design ideals. Thin, light, and powerful hardware that's designed to dominate in content creation, but it does so at the expense of some personality.

Still, it is hard to deny the great new design, the gorgeous new Retina Displays, the super fast SSD storage, the versatile Touchbar, lighter form factor, vastly improved speakers and ability to charge the device from any of the four ports are all...

2016-12

Expert review by: Daniel Eran Dilger (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

 

Apple's new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company's earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM...

2016-11

Consumer review by: Nike (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

Looks great and although I wasn't sure about the touch bar, once you get used to it, it's actually quite handy. Sound quality is pretty amazing as well and so is the battery life

Would be even nicer if it was cheaper.....

2017-06

Consumer review by: Azeemuddin (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

It's computing to another level

Could have been happier with a USB port

2017-06

Consumer review by: Kevin (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

The screen resolution is great and it is lighter

The touchpad is too big, the keys don't feel right compared to earlier models, it doesn't appear to be any faster, limited to windows10 for bootcamp, only has usb-c ports so need to purchase numerous adaptors to use the machine, very, very expensive...

2017-04

Consumer review by: M. (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

I haven't had it long enough to give a review.

As in good points.

2017-04

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):76
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 450 / AMD Radeon Pro 455 / AMD Radeon Pro 460 / AMD Radeon RX 460
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / German / Swedish / US English
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / i7-6920HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Intel�� AES New Instructions (Intel�� AES-NI):Y
Intel�� Clear Video HD Technology (Intel�� CVT HD):Y
Intel�� Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel�� Hyper Threading Technology (Intel�� HT Technology):Y
Intel�� Insider���:Y
Intel�� InTru��� 3D Technology:Y
Intel�� My WiFi Technology (Intel�� MWT):Y
Intel�� OS Guard:Y
Intel�� Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel�� Secure Key:Y
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA):Y
Intel�� Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel�� Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel�� vPro��� Technology:N
Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88972
Processor code:SR2FQ / SR2FT
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:240.7
Height :15.5
Weight:1.83
Width:349.3