Should you buy the new 2019 13" MacBook Pro?

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  • Published: 01 June 2019
  • Apple quietly announced new MacBook Pros. The 13" MacBook Pro received a slight processor bump, and an updated third-generation butterfly switch keyboard. Is it enough to justify those small changes over the previous 2018 model? We're here to cover that exact same question and whether you should pick up the 2019 model, or maybe it's best to pick up the 2018 13" MacBook Pro.

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  • AppleInsider
    AppleInsider   3 months back

    Save $100 to $200 on Apple's new 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with promo code APINSIDER at Adorama!

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    • Got Game
      Got Game  2 months back

      AppleInsider lemme guess Apple embedded the screen and the keyboard

    • ARAH
      ARAH  2 months back

      $200 doesn't really make much difference for a MacBook pro

    • Shaun
      Shaun  3 months back

      AppleInsider been trying to buy it with the code through the special link. It says my order does not qualify for the discount. What’s up?

  • xoHoran
    xoHoran  5 days back

    watching this using the new macbook pro 2019

    • Casey White
      Casey White  2 weeks back

      Do you have a link to the wallpaper you were using in the video?

      • Jose Pablo Treviño O.
        Jose Pablo Treviño O.  2 weeks back

        ai: Instead of looking through specs and who is it for, I'm going only through the keyboard
        me: **gone**

        • Kent Bergström
          Kent Bergström  2 weeks back

          Nice machine, but i will wait for the upgraded scissors keyboard

          • sniffy
            sniffy  3 weeks back

            Just ordered it, my first MacBook:) So excited.

            • Annielou
              Annielou  3 weeks back

              Still loving my non Touch Bar 2017 MacBook Pro. I originally went for the Touch Bar but hated it. You constantly have to take your eyes off the screen. It disrupted my concentration. So what the new one is faster but my MacBook is still really fast and why would I spend another £1.449 in less than 2 years?

              • Eske Andersen
                Eske Andersen  4 weeks back

                Would it make sense to buy a 2017 base model instead of the new one if it is 20% off? I don't need the faster processor of the new model, but I am worried about that old keyboard.

              • Blockchain Millionaire
                Blockchain Millionaire  1 months back

                The 2019 entry-level Macbook Pro has SIGNIFICANTLY faster and more powerful processor than the 2017 model, at the same price.

                • Sergiu Salcău
                  Sergiu Salcău  1 weeks back

                  what about the 2018 model ? the one shown in this video on the apple insider price guide. 2018 2.3 quad core i5 vs 2019 1.4 quad core i5. that¡s the comparison i wanna see.

              • gtrmusic69
                gtrmusic69  1 months back

                One week and the keyboard still works?
                Must be a super quality product.

                • Om Ghag
                  Om Ghag  1 months back

                  Hey guys check this review for the 2019 MacBook Pro https://www.linkedin.com/company/wix-com

                  • Gus Denofsky
                    Gus Denofsky  1 months back

                    Fuck you show me the touch bar

                    • P1eceOf Heavenn
                      P1eceOf Heavenn  1 months back

                      Hey everyone I just returned my 2017 MacBook Pro to the shop because I asked for the 2018 13inch but instead I got the 2017 . They asked me if I would like to get the 2019 Mac instead . I honestly don’t know which one I should get . Any thoughts? 2018 or 2019?

                      • art
                        art  1 months back

                        P1eceOf Heavenn 2019 duh, new ones that came out two days ago are way better

                    • jojo e
                      jojo e  1 months back

                      I've had a windows computer my whole life and always wanted a Macbook, but never wanted to spend the crazy money... Now i think its time that i should buy an apple product even though its hella expensive. I just think the design, software and features looks amazing.


                      *Why should i buy this Macbook and spent alot of money on it?*

                      • jojo e
                        jojo e  1 months back

                        Whats the difference between the 2018 model and the 2019? Is the resolution better?

                    • Andre Kazimierski
                      Andre Kazimierski  1 months back

                      STAY AWAY FROM THE 2019 MACBOOK PRO. You would think that after spending a small fortune on a laptop it would be able to connect to a simple wifi network consistently and not overheat on a daily basis. Nope. and after weeks of going back and forth with apple support with no resolution in sight, I've had about enough of this garbage. Absolutely unacceptable. Save yourself the aggravation and get anything else

                      • Yuvraj Dwivedi
                        Yuvraj Dwivedi  1 months back

                        @Andre Kazimierski Oh yes if customer service is the issue, definetly complain, however, you may beg to differ or call me a sheep but apple support is one of the best in terms of availibility. Sorry for the harsh manner

                      • Andre Kazimierski
                        Andre Kazimierski  1 months back

                        @Yuvraj Dwivedi obviously, im no tech wiz but when an obvious hardware failure is to blame, I expect customer service to recognize it immediately and remedy the issue asap. I think you are 100% correct that my issue shouldnt apply to all models of the 2019 apple MacBook pro reviews but I think the real issue (and the reason I am am inclined to publicly post) is in their customer service resolution process regarding the failure. I'm not tech wiz but I am a "how to run a great company" wiz. And that's not how you do it.

                      • Yuvraj Dwivedi
                        Yuvraj Dwivedi  1 months back

                        Hey, it seems like your new to technology, just because something happened in a rare occasion does not mean it applies to all models. And are you really telling me that an underclocked i5 is really going to cause overheating, your petty!


                        Regards, a surface user

                    • tigerrx
                      tigerrx  1 months back

                      @1:58 Your Bench score screen shot had the MacBook Pro 15.2 as the model. Wait what!!?? 🤔🤔🤔 Fabricating data? Please explain yourself sir.

                      • Ruslan Novikov
                        Ruslan Novikov  1 months back

                        It's model name,I googled it(it's called 15.2)

                    • Stephen Long
                      Stephen Long  2 months back

                      Absolutely! Please, review the 2019 MacBook Pro in 3-6 months. Many thanks for the excellent video.

                      • SupercarSCI 06
                        SupercarSCI 06  2 months back

                        my 2010 MacBook Pro out performs that MacBook



                        thats depressing

                        • SubTheKid
                          SubTheKid  2 months back

                          Is this good for video editing and graphic design

                          • eljordigg
                            eljordigg  2 months back

                            No, because the next macbooks will have edge-to-edge displays and different keyboards

                            • eljordigg
                              eljordigg  1 months back

                              @Jay Turner Maybe just a slight difference

                            • Jay Turner
                              Jay Turner  1 months back

                              They're taking away the butterfly switches?




                              Thank Christ

                          • Nicholas Whiteley
                            Nicholas Whiteley  2 months back

                            Does it have finger print reader to access?

                            • Kaitlyn P
                              Kaitlyn P  4 weeks back

                              Nicholas Whiteley yes, the Touch Bar has a Touch ID sensor

                          • Astariol
                            Astariol  2 months back

                            I personally hate the 2019 keyboard. The 2018 keyboard feels pretty good.

                            • Rayjay Ray
                              Rayjay Ray  2 months back

                              But asus zenbook pro duo....






                              Opsss sorry is that a nightmare for you..apple?

                              • Sergiu Salcău
                                Sergiu Salcău  1 weeks back

                                what a gross looking laptop :))))))))))))) geezus. what a clusterfuck. can t wait for that display and trackpad to give out in 4 months :))) see you then with your shitty asus., wtf.

                              • Gold Girl
                                Gold Girl  2 months back

                                My first Asus was a bunch of crap...never again

                              • The Keffar
                                The Keffar  2 months back

                                Your attempt at mocking apple was pathetic

                              • suvin seal
                                suvin seal  2 months back

                                asus laptops show long term problems.

                            • Fabulous Boy
                              Fabulous Boy  2 months back

                              It’s a big NO for me, I’m still using my macbook 12inch it’s just working very well and just fine.
                              Apple are getting more ridiculous by increasing their price and coming up with simple thing but expensive price

                              • suvin seal
                                suvin seal  2 months back

                                i cant use the 150$ discount on this model, any idea how to activate it?

                                • Michael Nwobu
                                  Michael Nwobu  2 months back

                                  Still workin with 2010 thank you

                                  • Rigo Jr
                                    Rigo Jr  2 months back

                                    I was hella confused when watching this 😪🤯

                                    • David Matt
                                      David Matt  2 months back

                                      I feel you should have posted this after a longer period of use since it appeared the main purpose of posting this video was to determine the reliability of the keyboard.

                                      • Yannick Roy
                                        Yannick Roy  2 months back

                                        Apple should’ve revised and changed the 2019 chassis with all its problems! I was going to buy a MBP 14" but after more than 10years on MacOS I’m seriously considering Windows with the Lenovo P52.... 😐

                                        • MrLight81
                                          MrLight81  2 months back

                                          can this 2019 MacBook Pro fight the 2019 Razer Blade Stealth?

                                          • MrLight81
                                            MrLight81  2 months back

                                            random_ user Macbook keep on using glossy screen while Razer use the matte screen, maybe thats why macbooks screen is brighter? Which one is better in yr opinion?

                                          • random_ user
                                            random_ user  2 months back

                                            MrLight81 the mx150 in the razer blade and the better thermal headroom it will not performance wise, and from what ive seen in the same youtube 1080p loop the macbook pro still had shorter battery life, also the new samsung 970 evo plus drives and the regular evo blaze past these apple ssd’s. So other than the trackpad, screen brightness, and mac os. The razer wins, even by the screen because of resolution, response times, and performance/battery life. I love macbooks, but im settling for the xps 15 2019 as its a better package in every way but trackpad. Its like the 2015 macbook pro but windows.

                                        • Włodek 1410
                                          Włodek 1410  2 months back

                                          All previous laptops was amazing and magic, then why?

                                          • TheJaisah
                                            TheJaisah  2 months back

                                            Hi there, I’m thinking of selling my iPad Pro 11” and getting this MacBook Pro 13”. I know iPadOS is coming out soon which will make it a bit more functional but I just want a fully fledged computer rather than a tablet. One question I have is; how do the speakers compare? The iPad Pro 11 has amazing speakers for its size, is the MacBook Pro 13” as good or maybe even better? Thanks in advance.

                                            • Richmond
                                              Richmond  2 months back

                                              I just got my 13 inch base model macbook pro 2019 - I love it like my first macbook but damn this drains battery like crazy! Just only browsing web and watching youtube videos, i got only around 6 hours battery life even with the low brightness setting! It gets also warm whenever you use it for more than an hour!

                                              • VortexRamFTW
                                                VortexRamFTW  2 months back

                                                Richmond lol u really asking if it voids your warranty

                                              • Richmond
                                                Richmond  2 months back

                                                @kk thanks man i'll try - just a question - will this void my warranty in case I download it?

                                              • kk
                                                kk  2 months back

                                                Get an app: "Turbo Boost Switcher". With it you can prevent processor from turbo boosting and extend battery life significantly.

                                            • omar arreola
                                              omar arreola  2 months back

                                              My next computer.

                                              • omar arreola
                                                omar arreola  1 months back

                                                Brandon Ayers I got the new Air. And yes, Mac is awesome.

                                              • Brandon Ayers
                                                Brandon Ayers  1 months back

                                                I've had mine for over a month now, and I absolutely love ❤️ it!!!!! Apple makes the best technology products on 🌍

                                            • Sasha Sauber
                                              Sasha Sauber  2 months back

                                              i'll upgrade to the 2019 mac book pro just because I have a shitty chrome book from 2013. Once the 2020 model comes out i'll just sell the 2019 mac book pro and still receive good money for it then use that money to upgrade to the 2020 model.

                                              • Abhinav Khare
                                                Abhinav Khare  2 months back

                                                I dont know about keyboard problem but i am facing some serious problem with my 2019 macbook pro 13 inch which is restarting after every 5 interval of time. After getting on it shows kernel panic bug type 210 please help me guys. Its just a day old.

                                                • Abhinav Khare
                                                  Abhinav Khare  2 months back

                                                  @Josh Haiworonsky Yes i do regret my purchase 😅 there was no refund option available only they could replace the peice

                                                • Josh Haiworonsky
                                                  Josh Haiworonsky  2 months back

                                                  @Abhinav Khare makes sense, although i am planning on buying one off of Ebay when the price is right. that way i save a fair amount of money. overall, do you regret the purchase then? you probably could've returned it when you sent it back.

                                                • Abhinav Khare
                                                  Abhinav Khare  2 months back

                                                  @Josh Haiworonsky Actually its not worth it if i could go back in time i would not have bought it. Instead i would have gone for a windows laptop which is very cheaper and give a feeling of satisfaction. Its like a skilled painter with a bad brush is still better than a beginner painter with a high end brush. Decision is totally yours 🤗

                                                • Josh Haiworonsky
                                                  Josh Haiworonsky  2 months back

                                                  @Abhinav Khare that's great! i've been considering getting a 2019 macbook pro 13 inch , probably going to get the base model with upgraded 512gb of storage. don't think i need the 16gb of RAM, realistically. this device seems to be more reliable than previous macbook pros with the redesigned butterfly keyboard as well, making it a very tempting purchase.

                                                • Abhinav Khare
                                                  Abhinav Khare  2 months back

                                                  @Josh Haiworonsky No instead i got a new one from the reseller and its working fine 🤗

                                              • KiloOneThree
                                                KiloOneThree  2 months back

                                                It’s pronounced ... https://youtu.be/dflQ1eNBgZc Otherwise, good vid. I’m holding off until next release.

                                                • Ole Wicked Doc
                                                  Ole Wicked Doc  2 months back

                                                  This would be my first MacBook, would you recommend me getting this one?

                                                  • Kris
                                                    Kris  2 months back

                                                    Someone please give me a quick informed answer. Should I buy a 2018 MBP or the new 2019?? It’s only a difference of $300 but is it worth it??

                                                    • Po Russki
                                                      Po Russki  2 months back

                                                      Kris watch the video

                                                  • Sal Brown
                                                    Sal Brown  2 months back

                                                    getting paid to move over stuck for Adorama ? I don't think that's an honest review ..

                                                    • Peter Whelan
                                                      Peter Whelan  2 months back

                                                      I like Mack books

                                                      • Peter Whelan
                                                        Peter Whelan  2 months back

                                                        I like apple

                                                        • nygeek64
                                                          nygeek64  3 months back

                                                          Intel iris “graphics” card 😂

                                                          • Jentl Suy
                                                            Jentl Suy  3 months back

                                                            Could you please link me that wallpaper? I love it!

                                                            • Jentl Suy
                                                              Jentl Suy  2 months back

                                                              @Paul https://www.pixel4k.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/blue-ocean-waves-4k_1540143380.jpg

                                                            • Paul
                                                              Paul  2 months back

                                                              Jentl Suy Where you’ve found it?

                                                            • Jentl Suy
                                                              Jentl Suy  3 months back

                                                              Nevermind, found it! :)

                                                          • Abe Plus
                                                            Abe Plus  3 months back

                                                            Why do they insist , can't they just say. We did an oopsie going back to old keyboard....

                                                            • CM V
                                                              CM V  3 months back

                                                              Not into any MacBook Pro. Nice machines, but the keyboard is extremely uncomfortable.

                                                              • CM V
                                                                CM V  2 months back

                                                                Lambert J. The keyboard sucks. The worst I’ve ever used on a laptop. And if it’s a “perfect” typing experience, then why does Apple have a keyboard replacement program for their laptops? Even Apple acknowledges a problem with their keyboards.

                                                              • Lambert J.
                                                                Lambert J.  2 months back

                                                                Keyboard not uncomfortable at all. It's a perfect typing experience.

                                                            • thenamesjesus
                                                              thenamesjesus  3 months back

                                                              yeah cool but can someone buy me a macbook i have like -20 dollars to my name

                                                              • Nguyen Tanthien
                                                                Nguyen Tanthien  3 months back

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