Apple MacBook Pro combines stylish looks with performance to meet all your computing needs.
The 13-inch version is equipped with a dual core i5 processor clocking at 2GHz, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Its bigger brother, the 15-inch model is more powerful with a quad core 2.6GHz i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. This ensures that MacBook users will not have to think of an alternative laptop for at least the next couple of years.
However, according to Consumer Reports, an online source dedicated to carrying out performance tests on laptops, the MacBook Pros showed inconsistency with respect to battery life. Business Insider states that this is why the devices were not recommended. According to a Consumer Reports analysis, when the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro was used with the Touch Bar, it ran successfully for 16 hours. This dipped even further to 12.75 hours and 3.75 hours in the second and third trials. Without the Touch Bar, the battery lasted for 19.5 hours and 4.5 hours respectively in the first and second trials. As for the 15-inch version, while one trial showed an 18.5 hours battery performance, another trial indicated a really low performance of just 8 hours.
Generally, the battery lives of laptops are bound to show performance variance when more than one trial is conducted on the same device. However, the acceptable level of fluctuation between the trials is not more than five percent. The vast difference in the trials observed in the MacBook Pro by Consumer Reports has made it the first MacBook from Apple to not be recommended. This decision was made based on the fact that inconsistent battery can cause problems to the laptops, which in turn lead to work interruption. This interruption can be in the form of hardware failure, sudden shutdown and even rapid battery depreciation.
As of now, Apple has no justification to provide for this issue. But, there are talks doing the rounds online that the tech giant may come with software updates for its huge device that will have a fix for the battery problem.
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