For the first time, ever the new Apple laptop has been proved unreliable by major sources. Testers from various companies scanned the new 13 and 15 inch Macbook Pro’s with and without the touch bars and the results very strange.
“In a series of three consecutive tests, the 13-inch model with the Touch Bar ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second, and just 3.75 hours in the third,” said Jerry Beilinson, Consumer Reports electronics editor.
“The 13-inch model without the Touch Bar worked for 19.5 hours in one trial but only 4.5 hours in the next. And the numbers for the 15-inch laptop ranged from 18.5 down to 8 hours.”
The testing methodology is to power up each laptop, download a series of 10 web pages sequentially in Safari until the device shuts down, and then repeat. Display brightness is set at display brightness to 100 nits and the automatic brightness adjuster is turned off. (from the Register)
The testers used store computers that they bought and the results were staggering. If this is the case in these laptops, then Apple are either lying or something is badly wrong. The results have been submitted but Apple are yet to respond on the matter.
The great drop in battery life between hours cannot be explained but once we hear back from them we will be on the case.