Consumer Reports, a trusted non-profit organization which thoroughly tests a variety of products, has always given its “recommended” mark to Apple’s MacBook computers — until now.
While the 2016 MacBook Pros did “very well” in terms of display quality and performance, their battery life was too inconsistent for CR to recommend them to consumers.
CR tested all three new models: The 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar (also dubbed “escape edition”) as well as the 13-inch and the 15-inch MacBook Pro machines with the Touch Bar. In all three cases, battery life was “highly inconsistent,” dropping as low as 3.75 hours in one test and jumping to 16 hours in another. Read more…