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2016 MacBook Pro Performance on My Most Performed Photoshop Job

Mac wish list •  all 2016 MacBook pro models at B&H Photo • all 15" Apple MacBook Pro 2016 models •  all 13" Apple MacBook Pro 2016 models. Lloyd gets credit if you buy through those links.

See all my other coverage of the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Yesterday I reported on the disappointing performance in Photoshop of the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Today, I wanted to confirm those findings with a real world test, one that I do regularly and one that is long running: generating lens rendering aperture series. Thus as real world as it gets, at least for my work. This particular job was one performed only a few days prior for this lens comparison, repeated here on all four test machines.

2016 MacBook Pro: Photoshop Create Size Variants

If you want a new MacBook Pro, you may be better off with a discounted 2015 MacBook Pro at B&H or discounted MacBook Pro at OWC, though they are selling out fast and are not likely to last long—buyers are voting with their wallets. Excepting the SSD performance, the 2015 model will be just as fast and with none of the port hassles. Make sure to get 16GB memory and 1TB SSD strongly recommended.

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