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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)
alaScore 89

901 reviews

Jan, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 901 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and portability. The design and usability also get good comments. The touchpad and connectivity get negative reviews.

performance, usability, design, portability, screen

price, connectivity, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2017) review


A faster, but still divisive, MacBook Pro

Stronger processor ; Faster RAM ; Same excellent design

Subpar battery life ; Keyboard learning curve ; Awfully pricey for the parts

The new MacBook Pro is a marked improvement, but clinging onto previously divisive design decisions only continue to hurt it in straight comparisons. While this update certainly doesn’t disappoint, apply due diligence before clicking the ‘buy’ button.

Nov, 2018

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Apple MacBook Pro (2017) review


Apple's most powerful portable gets a performance boost for no extra cash. What's not to like?

Plenty of power and long-lasting battery life ; Gorgeous display is basically unrivalled ; Fantastic keyboard/touchpad combo

You’d better be ready to live the dongle life ; Loses cool points versus the Touch Bar model

Performance, portability and a sensible price make this the go-to MacBook Pro for anyone that isn’t tied to a desk

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Macbook Pro 2017 Review: 13-inch Kaby Lake model tested and rated


We review Apple's new 2017 13-inch Macbook Pro, updated with a Kaby Lake chipset for super-smooth performance.

Compact, yet powerful ; Solid battery life ; Gorgeous screen ; Kaby Lake ; Touch Bar

Pricey ; Integrated graphics

If you already own a recent Macbook Pro model and you’re considering upgrading to this 2017 model, you really don’t need to bother. That performance upgrade is an incremental improvement that simply brings the series more up-to-date, without adding any...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina review


When Apple whacked its super high-definition retina display into its 13-inch MacBook Pro last year , it also managed to make it much thinner. It brought it closer in size to the MacBook Air , and made it a far more viable option for people requiring...

Beautiful, high-definition display; Good battery life; Plenty of power; Solid, attractive design.

No Ethernet port; Still pretty pricey.

The 2013 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro has a super, pixel-packed screen, looks great, has good battery life and gives you a healthy boost of power over the MacBook Air, without bulging out your backpack too much. It'll set you back a pretty penny though.

Nov, 2013

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Apple MacBook Pro 2017 review

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The previous Apple MacBook Pro was released barely at the end of 2016, and yet it's already getting an upgrade. This seemingly reflects Apple's new product strategy, focusing on small spec updates rather than huge changes. The good news is that the new...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Karen Haslam , Editor (

MacBook Air M1 2020 review


The M1 MacBook Air brings all the benefits of the M1 Chip, amazing battery life and other improvements. There are omissions though

M1 Chip is revolutionary ; Brilliant battery life ; Same great design

Only supports one additional display ; Won't work with eGPUs ; FaceTime camera still poor

The M1 MacBook Air offers a significant improvement with better battery life and dramatically faster operation. There are still some areas for improvement though and stiff competition from the M1 MacBook Pro.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) review


It's not as Pro as we'd like, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro is still the best mid-sized Mac laptop Apple offers

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) preview


Who is the 13-inch MacBook Pro for and is this mid-range Mac a good deal?

With all that in mind, and despite everything we’ve written above, if it’s a Mac you want we still think that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a better option than both the MacBook and the MacBook Air currently.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2017, Touch Bar)


The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets even better with a processor upgrade, vastly improved battery life, and a slight graphics bump. But the entry-level, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a much better value.

Stunning Retina display. Sleek design. Excellent battery life. Above-average graphics performance

Expensive compared with entry-level, non-Touch Bar model. Very shallow key travel.

Don't get me wrong: There are countless ways to use the Touch Bar (here are 15 to start with), many of which could simplify the workflows of creative professionals. But most users likely won't get an extra $500 worth of enjoyment or productivity out of...

Jul, 2017

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2017)


The base model MacBook Pro gets an updated processor and a price drop, making it the best choice for Mac shoppers who want a blend of power and relative affordability.

Excellent battery life. Thin and light. Crisp Retina display. Price drop from last year's model.

Connectivity limited to two USB-C ports. Small 128GB hard drive.

If you're willing to spend a bit more than the $1,299 base price, you can outfit the MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD for an additional $200. That add-on will make its spec sheet nearly identical to the $1,799 Touch Bar version, with the only significant...

Jul, 2017