Apple’s MacBook Pro Laptop Facing Serious Problems Over High Price, Poor Battery Life; New Models Not Recommended

By Paige McClure , Updated Dec 26, 2016 07:53 PM EST
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Last October, Apple has released its newest MacBook Pro Laptop promising new features and design, which measured very well in terms of performance and display quality. Although users have considered the high price as a problem, MacBook is facing a more serious glitch in its battery life. Now, reports are claiming that MacBook has received a lot of complaints, which drove Consumer Reports not to recommend it.

Although Apple has promised that the new design, improved specs, and better features of the MacBook Pro will satisfy consumers at the same time places the Apple as a trusted tech company, MacBook Pro has not received positive feedback with the battery life.

According to Forbes, Apple was slammed over major MacBook Pro problems, high pricing issues and poor battery life. The MacBook's Touch Bar is certainly a big changed in the series, but it is not enough to suffice the glitches.

The MacBook Pro consist of two designs, the 13-inch which measures 14.9 x 304.1 x 212.4mm and weighs 1.37kg, and the 15-inch which measures 15.5 x 349.3 x 240.7mm and weighs 1.83kg. Some of the very unique features is the removal of all ports, and replaced with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and OLED Touch Bar.

With all the new design and features of Apple's newest laptop, it did not receive a good rating from Consumer Reports. The laptop has undergone series of tests, in which MacBook Pro has an excellent standing in its quality and performance but not in the battery life. According to the report, Apple broadcasted that the battery will operate up to 10 hours, but consumers report the opposite. Reviews submitted showed that the new models were able to operate only in a 3-4 hour time frame.

The 13-inch model, with the Touch Bar laptop has undergone three consecutive tests, and proved that the battery performance was not consistent. In the first trial, the battery ran for 16 hours, second trial resulted to 12.75 hours, and the third trial resulted to 3.75 hours batter life.

With all the recent testing by Consumer Reports, it has decided to not recommend Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops. Stay tuned for more Gamenguide update.

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