Any Apple release is accompanied by fawning fans rushing out to make their next purchase and is inevitably followed by some howling about this feature or that feature. So, before you jump into buying a pricey new MacBook Pro, check out the pros and cons of Apple's latest big release, the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Colin Smith, of PhotoshopCAFE, takes us through the latest MacBook Pro update, a widescreen beast loaded with performance upgrades, including a solid state drive available with up to eight terabytes of onboard storage (which you'll probably never need). Smith shows us the improvements Apple has made over the 2018 iteration, including a better keyboard, better battery and cooling performance, improved microphone and speakers, and, of course, a faster CPU. He also demonstrates how the MacBook Pro performs while using Photoshop and Adobe Premiere, two of the most relevant programs for creators.
It's worth noting that Apple has retained its four USB-C ports, which caused much consternation when Apple moved away from USB-A ports with the 2016 MacBook Pro. The hubbub around the ports has largely died down now that many users have moved on to products that utilize the superior USB-C. Much to my chagrin, there is still no onboard SD card reader, nor is there any sign that Apple ever intends to bring it back, a decision for which I'll probably never forgive them (at least not until a new form of memory storage becomes commonplace on our cameras).
Smith also gives advice on which features are worth paying extra for and several other buying tips.
Are you looking to upgrade your laptop? Does this video make you want to move to the new MacBook Pro or look somewhere else? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think.