15″ Apple MacBook Pro Review (2017, Kaby Lake)

  • Posted by admin on June 19, 2017


Lisa Gade reviews the 2017 15” MacBook Pro, Apple’s mid-2017 refresh with Intel 7th generation quad core i7 Kaby Lake CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics. The casing and core features are the same as the 2016 15” MacBook Pro we reviewed, and Apple has simply refreshed the CPU/GPU and tweaked the Butterfly keyboard. This is Apple’s largest and highest end laptop, with a price tag starting at ,399 US.

The Mac has a 2880 x 1800 IPS wide gamut Retina display that’s still among the best on the market, and it has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, a super-sized trackpad and a classy aluminum unibody design. It ships with Mac OS Sierra and Apple’s iWork and iLife suite of programs. As ever, it weighs 4 lb. / 1.83 kg, making it one of the lightest 15” notebook computers on the market and it’s remarkably thin at 15.5mm. We benchmark the Mac in macOS Sierra and Windows 10 to see how much performance has improved from the 2016 Skylake model.

20 thoughts on “15″ Apple MacBook Pro Review (2017, Kaby Lake)”

  1. Hi Lisa,

    I want to buy the 15 inch and when I work on the key board somehow the 13 inch seems a little more comfortable on my hands because the track pad is not as large. If i spec to 13 inch to i7 ad 1 TB is there a still a big difference in performance. Also like the 13 inch because it fits in my bag and is more portable.

  2. Should I get the 2016 macbook pro with pro 460 and 2.9ghz or the 2017 15" basmodel both costing the same due to discounts

  3. I don't understand why people are still crying over USB-C. You don't need dongle hell. Just use the proper USB-C cable for the peripheral you are using. And the fact that one cable has the power and throughput to handle pretty much anything you'd need… You can just use a Dock or external HDD Raid that has SD cards, USB-A and DisplayPort built in. Get used to it.

  4. The cheaper one goes for 3200 USD here in Sweden. The more expensive one is 3700 USD. If you max out all specifications its 5500 USD.

  5. No USBs, no SD-card slot.. who the hell is buying these rediculously overpriced MacBook Airs disguised as Pros???? Don't get me started on that rediculously gigantic trackpad which has no use what so ever!!! No replacable SSD's/battery/RAM.. what a fucking JOKE!

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