New MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Suffers From Serious Battery Issues
by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Review by Charles Mohapel
ZDNet.com, Apple, Reddit News ISBN/ITEM#: CM161211MACBOOK
Date: 11 December 2016
Although far from confirmed yet, a prime suspect for the abysmal battery life of the brand new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is the discrete Radeon graphics chip.
Owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are complaining that they're not getting anywhere near the stated battery life.
Apple's own support community, along with sites such as Reddit, are ablaze with complaints that the battery is not delivering the promised 10 hours.
A user posting to Apple's support forum claimed their battery ran down in three hours.
"I just received my new 15" MacBook Pro with touch bar. The battery life is horrible!!! I have Safari open with 6 tabs and with 95% battery, I am told that I have under 3 hours of battery life left! I thought these things were supposed to get 10 hours? I ran the battery down in 3 hours last night only browsing the web. I wasn't watching videos, just browsing. Is there something wrong with my laptop?"
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