PC Mike Techcast #39: Why I don’t like my new MacBook Pro

Yes, I am an Apple fanboy. Let there be no doubt about it. I have at least one of every singe device Apple makes. Seriously.

But that doesn’t mean I have to pretend to liking everything about the Apple ecosystem.

Take┬áthe new MacBook Pro 15 incher last fall. I don’t like it. I hate it for two reasons: Lousy battery life and a klutzy keyboard.

In this week’s podcast, I tell you all about it and how I was so frustrated I bought a new Microsoft Surface Book Pro to replace it.


I was a Windows user for about 24 hours before I took the Surface Book Pro back.

So, I’m stuck with the new Macbook Pro. And my hate is easing slightly to just a dislike, thanks to a couple of workarounds I tell you about.

Plus, my apps of the week.


Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.