MacBook Pro Essentials (for models with Thunderbolt 3 ports) provides everything you need to quickly set up and start using your new MacBook Pro and included apps. On models featuring the Touch Bar, learn about useful shortcuts and tools that are right at your fingertips on the Touch Bar, and set up Touch ID so that you can unlock your Mac in an instant.
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This entire “book” is basically a 150 page advertising flyer that tells us how great the Mac and all its features are. Doesn’t give any clue as to how to do these things other than contact Apple in one form or another.
My Take: I found a lot of helpful ...
My Take: I found a lot of helpful information, especially clicking on the live links within the documentent. I discovered why my 27 inch Apple display would not work with my new MacBook Pro 15” (It is a 2010 Apple LED Cinema Display with Display Port not Thunderbolt 1. - I can spell Obsolete -.) This document helped me understqand significant differences, If not advances, between the new and old. (MBP 17 inch circa 2011 vs MBP 15 inch Fall of 2016 delivered Jan. 2017.
More hype than info
There's a lot of rah-rah sales pitch about the great things you can do with the Pro, but not so much information about how things actually work. That would be okay if there were links to deeper information, but there aren't.
For example, what about syncing with an iPad? How do I do it? What does that do to Photos? If I delete a picture on my iPad, what happens when I sync?
Or another: how do I customize the look of my windows on the Pro? If I search for "Windows" on MacHelp, I get lots of information about Microsoft Windows on a Mac, which is something else.