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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1679 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and reliability. The design and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the connectivity. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and price.

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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 (Late 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the screen and durability. The design and performance also get good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 558 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the portability and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018): A perfect choice for creatives


The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch has one of the best displays on the market and is a perfect laptop for creatives and powerusers

Best-in-class Retina display ; High quality build and design ; Thunderbolt 3 ports

Cramped and uncomfortable keyboard ; Touchpad depresses awkwardly ; Port options are Thunderbolt, buy an adapter, or go home ; Expensive

The MacBook Pro 2018’s powerful display and top performance make it a perfect choice for creative types. But the high price and fact that you’ll need to buy adapters if you want more than just Thunderbolt ports, will put off some more casual buyers.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ian Osborne (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2011 review


The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop comes complete with a bevy of exciting new processors and graphics that give this entry-level MacBook Pro a much-needed boost. It's yet another win for Steve Jobs!

Sep, 2011

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: is this the power laptop to beat?


Apple's latest Pro blows the MacBook Air out of the water

Retina display ; Doyble RAM ; Processor speed bump

Not huge update ; Battery life ; MacBook Air instead?

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2011 review


Without the quad-core beef of its stable mates, can the miniest MacBook Pro still tempt?

Arguably the perfect MacBook, if you can resist its big brothers' quad-core processors

Mar, 2011

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2011 Review


Arguably the perfect MacBook, if you can resist its big brothers' quad-core processors

It's terribly easy for your eye to stray from this 13in MacBook Pro to the others on Apple’s webstore. The 15in and 17in versions flaunt their quad-core processors and AMD graphics switching in such a

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina 2012


The 13-inch MacBook Pro boasts a lighter, slimmer design and a high resolution display but demands a truck load of cash for it

Stunning, super high definition screen; slimmer and lighter than previous model; sturdy build quality.

Ludicrously expensive; performance is only average; no Ethernet port; no option to upgrade RAM.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro boasts a superb high-resolution display and a slimmer, lighter physical design than its predecessor. Sadly, its average performance doesn't justify the astonishingly high price.

Dec, 2012


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Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Late 2011) review


Apple's MacBook Pro 13in (Late 2011) is available in two versions, at £999 or £1299. We test the top model with Core i7 processor running at 2.8GHz.

The Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Late 2011) looks great and offers the level of performance that you'd expect from an Apple device. Boot Camp means that you can install Windows 7 alongside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, although you'll need to buy Windows first (from...

Jan, 2012

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2011) review


A very desirable laptop, but it's too expensive for most consumers and not highly-specified enough for multimedia work on the go.

Mar, 2011

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Mid 2010) review


Now remedied with updated drivers, the Apple MacBook Pro produced a WorldBench 6 score of exactly 100 points, so it has comparable performance to PC World Labs' reference desktop machine, with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, nVidia 7900GS graphics and...

You can save half a kilo on the 15in version with the 13in Apple MacBook Pro, although last season’s CPU and integrated graphics means you lose the faster performance. Yet the baby MacBook Pro still offers build quality, attention to detail and...

Aug, 2010

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Mid-2009) review


Unveiled at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference, the new 13in MacBook Pro has three new features that were not found in the aluminum MacBooks that have been replaced. First, the new 13in laptops use a longer-lasting, non-removable battery,...

With its lower price, the return of FireWire, longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro makes an impressive debut.

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3


Battery capacity (Watt hours):49.2 / 54 / 63.5
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2560 x 1600
Rear camera: Yes


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Colour of product:Aluminium / Grey / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Aluminium / Grey / Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900 / 2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.375
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 5000 / Intel Iris Graphics 550


Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:65 / 78
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:4
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:4
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Browsing time:7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):325 x 277 x 24.1
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Maximum operating altitude:3000
Maximum shipping altitude:10500 / 10600
Maximum storage altitude:4500
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Relative humidity:0 - 90
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB Type-C
Power cord included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 60 / 61


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.7 / 2.4 / 2.8 / 3.3
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:P8600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor code:SL3BV
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y


Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\nMaps\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nMessages\nCalendar\nContacts\nReminders\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center\nPreview\nNotes\nMac App Store
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X Mavericks / macOS Sierra 10.12


Card reader integrated:N / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 256
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:750
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:Flash / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 256 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:212.4 / 22.7
Height :14.9 / 2.4
Height (front):3
Height (rear):1.7
Weight:1.35 / 1.37 / 2.04
Width:304.1 / 32.5