Why Consumer Reports Doesn’t Recommend the New MacBook

Why Consumer Reports Doesn't Recommend the New MacBookApple may be selling millions of MacBook Pro Laptops, but they will not be gaining the approval of Consumer Reports. Recently, Consumer Reports said that it cannot recommend Apple’s latest product, the MacBook Pro, because the laptop failed to pass its test.

What is Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an American magazine that has been publishing since 1936 by the Consumers Union, which is a nonprofit organization that gives out unbiased reviews on certain products in order to help consumers pick a product they would like.


So why did the MacBook Pro fail to pass Consumer Reports’ approval? Well, it turns out that the laptop did very well on testing its display quality and the overall performance of the laptop. However, the laptop failed in terms of its battery life. The studies, conducted by Consumer Reports, found that the products varied drastically from trial to trial, meaning that the batteries are not built well-quality material.

According to the studies done by Consumer Reports, they tested out three of the latest MacBook Pros: a 13-inch model with a touch bar laptop, a 13-inch model without the touch bar laptop, and a 15-inch model laptop. All of these products were bought from a retail, meaning it will the same product that the average consumer will buy.

The 13-inch model with the touch bar laptop ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.7 hours in the second, and 3.75 in the third. As for the 13-inch model without the touch bar laptop, it lasted for 19 hours in the first trial and 4.5 hours on the second trial. The 15-inch laptop lastedfrom 18.5 hours down to 8 hours.

Why is this important

Some of you may be wondering why does this matter. Well, based on the study, each time the laptop was recharged, it lasted fewer hours than the previous time. This means that if the trials were to continue, the time would continue to decrease. This shows us that the material that makes up the battery are not of high quality. Plus, this means you will have to spend more money in the future in order to get a new battery because, based on what the results show us, it will end up not working at one point.


Even though with this finding, people will probably still buy the new MacBook. But, be advised – if you are going to buy one, make sure to keep some spare cash for buying a new battery – or a couple.