7 painful truths about the 2018 MacBook Pro


2018 MacBook Pro problems: The CultCast host Erfon Elijah's got a bone to pick with the new Apple laptop.
Uh oh. The CultCast host Erfon Elijah has a bone to pick with the new MacBook Pro. Or maybe seven bones.
Photo: Erfon Elijah

The 2018 MacBook Pro might be the most disappointing laptop Apple has come out with in years.

Despite being one of the lightest and most powerful Macs ever, The CultCast host Erfon Elijah finds the 2018 MacBook Pro fraught with problems. In his latest video, he goes through all the reasons — from the lack of ports to the crappy keyboard — why he thinks the new machine is far from perfect.

Let him count the ways the new MacBook Pro falls short.

The 2018 MacBook Pro went on sale last summer. Apple came out with a GPU upgrade for it before the end of the year, making it even more powerful. Early reviews for the machine came in mostly positive. The True Tone Display and performance gains ranked as reviewers’ favorite new additions.

Several problems surfaced with the new MacBook Pro, though. Thermal throttling issues made headlines shortly after the laptop’s release. Speaker problems popped up a few weeks after launch.

If you’re considering buying one, check out Cult of Mac‘s guide on the best value 2018 MacBook Pro models.


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