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 ===== I Bought the Late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touchbar and Love It ===== ===== I Bought the Late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touchbar and Love It =====
 +I've owned the late 2016 MacBook pro for a few weeks and I'm really enjoying it. There'​s been a lot of hate for the MacBook and it's touchbar, so I wanted to write my views on the matter.
 +I'm a developer.
 +The Mac does get worse battery performance. In fact, over the first 4 or 5 days it was downright unbearable. The computer was new, however, and I was syncing 200G of data from Dropbox and installing software as I worked through getting the machine tweaked the way I like it.
 +The touchbar turned out to be awesome when I needed to help my 15 year old daughter do a school work assignment. We had to make a short movie for her Spanish class. I fired up Quicktime, which puts a big red "​Record"​ button on the touchbar. As soon as she was ready to start speaking, either one of us could reach over and touch that button without much thought.
 +If the MacBook came with a USB-C to Micro USB cable, it would have solved the majority of "​dongle"​ issues for me.
 +At my desk, I use the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. This adapter stays on my desk connected to a USB hub and my monitor. That means a single USB-C connection ties me into my second monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
 +It still has a headphone port.
 +I can charge my Google Pixel with the same charger I use on the laptop or with a USB-C cable from the laptop to the phone. If I had an iPhone I would simply purchase the USB-C to Lightning charge cable and forget about dongle gate. Again, the same charger works for both the Mac and the phone.
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