Apple’s MacBook Pro Is A Hotseller, But Not Necessarily Better [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
New Apple products are usually greeted with a fair amount of fanfare. However, the new MacBook Pro has been blasted for being an overpriced hardware with a limited amount of RAM.
MacBook Pro selling hot
No matter how much negative reviews it got from pundits and enthusiasts, Apple's MacBook Pro outsold every major Windows-powered laptop there is in its first five days on sale this year. The only unit ahead of it is the 12-inch MacBook, which went on sale in April last year. According to Slice Intelligence, the newest MacBook Pro generated online sales that are 7X more than the MacBook at its launch.
The huge demand for the new MacBook Pro suggests that pent-up demands for a new Mac-OS powered laptop were at an all time high considering the last iteration was from a few years back. The demand has built up not only in the professional sector but also from typical users who are looking into a new laptop with more power than what they currently own, according to Forbes.
MacBook Pro's cold performance
The release of the MacBook Pro caused quite a stir among the Mac community with many expressing their outrage mainly coming from creative professionals and developers seemingly for being presented with an underwhelming machine that is both watered down in performance and expensive.
The fact that the MacBook Pro has not been updated for years only signaled a disappointment when the new iteration came out that Apple is not looking towards the future of the Mac and that it has no reservations in leaving its more ardent supporters behind.
The MacBook Pro upon its release featured an Intel sixth-generation Skylake processor when its competitors are already shipping products with the seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake that supports even greater RAM. MacBook Pro is stuck at 16GB LPDDR3 RAM with no option for upgrades.
MacBook Pro Refresh Underway
There is hope for lurking on the horizon for those who find the current MacBook Pro a big letdown by Apple. According to a new research by noted Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning a refresh of the MacBook Pro during the second half of 2017, which include support for 32GB of RAM and a price cut.
Furthermore, Kuo also indicated that the coming revamp of the MacBook Pro would utilize Intel's Cannonlake processors, provided the CPUs are ready to ship in time.