On the 27th October Apple unveiled their new line of MacBook Pros.
Since then half of what I read online seems to be “Professionals”
(those guys), telling me it’s not Pro at all, not Pro enough or
not the right kind of Pro. How many of these people have even
touched the new devices?
I’ve been using the new 15” MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar) for the
last week or so for actual work, so here’s my “Professional”
First off, It’s really fast. I’ve been using the MacBook Pro with
the new version of FCP X and cutting 5k ProRes material all week,
it’s buttery smooth. No matter what you think the specs say, the
fact is the software and hardware are so well integrated it tears
strips off “superior spec’d” Windows counterparts in the real
world. This has always been true of Macs. If you’re running
software with old code which doesn’t utilise the hardware well,
you’re not going to get great performance (as pointed out here).
I understand people need to use programs from other developers,
but at some point they need to play catch up. Otherwise it’s akin
to asking for a more powerful engine because you like to buy
tire-less wheels for your car. For all the kinds of work I do
it’s been excellent.