On Thursday, Consumer Reports said in a blog post that Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptop is the first laptop from the company which has not received the publication's "recommended" rating.
Consumer Reports is one of the most thorough publications to carry out testing on laptops. About its decision to not give a "recommended" rating to Apple's newest MacBook Pro, Consumer reports said that the device has some issues related to consistent battery life.
According to Consumer Reports' blog post, the new MacBook Pro laptops have scored high marks in display quality as well as performance, but have not been found to be satisfactory enough in terms of battery life.
About the issues with the battery life of the new MacBooks, Consumer Reports said that, during the testing of the laptops, the battery performance "varied dramatically" for all the three models tested --- the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.
About its testing of the new MacBook Pros, Consumer Reports said that "The MacBook Pro battery life results were highly inconsistent from one trial to the next;" and added: "Complaints about MacBook Pro batteries have been popping up online since the laptops first went on sale in November."