7 painful truths about the 2018 MacBook Pro

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CultCast host Erfon Elijah has a bone to pick with the new MacBook Pro.
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, CultCast host Erfon Elijah has found the 2018 MacBook Pro to be fraught with problems. In his latest video, he goes through all the details, from the lack of ports to the crappy keyboard, why 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 did come out with a GPU upgrade for it before the end of the year though making it even more powerful. Early reviews for the machine were mostly positive. The True Tone Display and performance gains were reviewers’ favorite new additions.

There have been a few issues with the new MacBook Pros though. Thermal throttling issues made headlines shortly after its 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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