Video Commentary: Thinking Differently on 2016 MacBook Pro, Part 2

In October 2016, Apple announced new MacBook Pro models featuring an all new thinner design, a controversial decision to replace all the ports with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and a much higher pricing structure. A large backlash ensued among the Mac faithful, while at the same time Apple experienced more sales of the new pro laptops than any before. So what gives? Are the laptops terrible, or are they as great as their sales would indicate?

Now that the initial hype has passed, it’s the perfect time to explore what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s not — along with some alternate ideas you may want to consider.

Related: Video Commentary: Thinking Differently on 2016 MacBook Pro, Part 1

About the Video:
This video was shot in UHD 4K using Panasonic LUMIX G7 mirrorless cameras at OWC’s Design and Engineering Studios in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas, and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro on a Mac Pro upgraded with 64GB of OWC memory and OWC storage.

Be sure to check back soon for Part 3!


  • Currently using an early 2013 MacBook Pro. Love the machine a lot but the graphics are getting long in the tooth.
    I looked at the new MacBooks with a lot of interest. Unfortunately Apple seems to have hit the “sweet spot” of high price and low performance.
    Anemic graphics cards when the PC world is going 10 series Pascal, 16 Gb memory limit and no Kaby Lk CPUs, small SSDs that can’t be upgraded, and all T3 ports that require a handful of adapters. The touch bar is an interesting gimmick.

  • Apple should use standard components and ports, not soldered (RAM, SSD, and if possible CPU and GPU).