Barely kept from disorderly conduct: I wanted to call it the MacBook Pro 2017 No Escape. Resist for two reasons: not all this innovation in MBP actively do not like, and in addition “touching bar” nothing particularly hopeless in this model was not. Its price and inability to upgrade for Macs our time is usually.

The computer is very good. I had a chance to use them (with a relative is such, and still works without any problems with the keyboard and without any “gates”), though the owner is a pedant and akkuratist may be in this case. As a last-chance weapon, he approached me, and even liked it. Problems with it, judging by the comments of those whose experience with this “toy” was sad, there were many. Testers Apple, in my opinion, it’s time to include a schedule of tests “dusty room” and “the mud bath”.

In this model (with model ID MacBookPro14,2) the possibility of upgrading is zero. Maintainability on a scale iFixit – 1 10. What is called “forever”. In the most unexpected (in my opinion) situations by authorised Apple changed the motherboard. Penny, essentially, the repair cost hundreds of dollars. I would easily put up with the increase in the thickness of its body millimeters to 5 or 7 – if as a result of decreased cost of possession. But I am afraid that I will not live to see this day.

Differences from the ancestor – CPU Kaby Lake, with a much more powerful integrated graphics, and significantly accelerated interface with the SSD. The cooling system is redesigned, I don’t know about others, but I overheat this MacBook Pro has never failed. Though I did not much overloaded. Know about problems with the battery instead of the promised 10 hours in the most that neither is peaceful modes, some new instances is reset to zero charge in 3-4 hours. Due to some error that was corrected. Those who have not opened the case MBP out of idle curiosity (what else is there to do?), and promptly went to the service center, changing either the MBP or his motherboard. If there is no guarantee, this is No Escape.

Processors, GPU and the like

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar online store were also two initial configurations, which (like the MacBook Air during his confrontation UltraBook’s) differed from one another solely by the size of the SSD. The version with 256 Gigabytes worth 1 799 USD (without taxes and fees), the option with 512 Gigabytes – 1 999. The two configurations were part of the same processor, which, for a fee, you can replace in the Configurator on something more powerful. Three the CPU, which after ordering, were vpisalis into the motherboard.

Processors (all 2-core, cache in the third level 4 MB):

— Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz (i5-7267U), with a frequency in the turbo mode of 3.5 GHz, was part of both the initial configurations;
— Intel Core i5 3.3 GHz (i5-7287U), with the frequency in turbo mode 3.7 GHz, was mounted for a fee of $ 100;
— Intel Core i7 3.5 GHz (i7-7567U), with the frequency in turbo mode 4.0 GHz, was mounted for a fee of $ 300.

In all these systems-on-chip integrated graphics processor Intel Iris Plus 650, cache eDRAM to 64MB, reserving for their needs up to 1.5 GB total RAM. The most powerful version of embedded graphics in Kaby Lake.it is not reported in the official technical specifications MacBookPro14,2, eGPU from Blackmagic Design was compatible with this model.

The system was still a single processor, 32-bit ARM placed in the system-on-chip Apple T1, ruled all aspects of life and activities of the Touch Bar, a secret enclave content which was only available to him and Touch ID. iOS device inside the Mac.

Displays and connectors

Connectors 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was five. Audio output (analogue) for connecting any standard headphone, and four USB-C (Thunderbolt 3). Cool? Yes, but not quite. Ports located on the right side of the body was “reduced data transfer rate”. Ports on the left side of the body was full and it was possible to connect consumers requiring high speed data transmission, for example eGPU or external displays.

Display the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was one of the best in this class of laptops: IPS, anti glare with which was associated a Staingate(Link to article “the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2017, “Publishing with Escape””), 2560 x 1600 resolution, the density of 227 pixels per inch, the color palette P3, brightness up to 500 CD/m2.

Using one or two USB-C port (Thunderbolt 3) on the left side of the computer to the MacBook Pro you can connect either a single display with a resolution of up to 5120×2880 (5K) or two with a resolution of up to 4096х2304 (4K).

Configuration and options

The two initial configurations consisted of 8 Gigabytes of RAM PC3-17000 (2 133 MHz) LPDDR3 SDRAM. During checkout, the RAM size can be increased to 16 GB by paying $ 200. Memory vpisalas into the motherboard, and generally subject to never.

In the configuration 1 799 USD (without taxes and fees) consisted of the SSD volume of 256 GB. Not enough for a serious computer. In the Configurator, when ordering, storage capacity can be increased up to 512 Gigabytes or 1 Terabyte, 200 or 600 dollars. Modules SSD vpisalis tightly into the motherboard, and were not subject to modernization.