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Apple MacBook Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

MacBook Pro

 

MacBook Pro review: Is Apple's ultra-expensive laptop worth the cash?

Stunning design and build quality ; Pro-quality screen ; Super-fast SSD ; Silky-smooth macOS

Middling processor ; Where are the ports? ; Too expensive given performance

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the best-designed laptop in the world, without question. Just consider whether you’re willing to pay for it.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Richard Melville (t3.com)

MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina review

 

Is the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display worth upgrading to?

Retina display ; Epic battery life ; Quality keyboard

The price hike ; Small storage

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro

 

Apple's most desirable Macbook gains an LED backlight and a brand new processor. Does it still stand out from the PC pack?

The LED backlight is beautiful and the performance remains admirable

Two USB ports is a little frugal for most people

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro review: Rock the Touch Bar

 

Apple propels the MacBook Pro into the future with its new Touch Bar design and Kaby Lake processors, but is it worth the upgrade?

Good performance ; Blazingly fast SSD ; Brilliant wide-gamut display ; Superb touchpad

Only USB Type C ; Very, very expensive

Personally, I’m still quietly impressed. I loved the 12-inch MacBook, and as this delivers a dramatic improvement in the areas that matter – namely performance and display quality – the MacBook Pro would make a much better choice than the £1,249...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar review

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The MacBook Pro is Apple's most powerful laptop - the manufacturer calls it a 'touch of genius'. Its processor is excellent on paper and it includes a huge touchpad. But it will cost you - MacBook Pros start at almost £1,500. Read on to see whether...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Review (2016): Touch of Class and Not Much Else

 

The new Apple MacBook Pro adds the all new Touch Bar with Touch ID while also giving us an overall thinner and lighter design than the previous MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, that's the best it has going for it.

Beautiful Retina screen ; Large touchpad and Touch ID are convenient ; Thinner and lighter ; Good built-in speakers ; Reasonably speedy performance for normal tasks

Poor battery life ; Touch Bar gets in the way (Function keys are better) ; Limited ports (USB Type-C only) ; No built-in SD card reader ; The new MacBook Pro has gone from a high-end notebook for working professionals to an overpriced family PC.

The new MacBook Pro has gone from a high-end notebook for working professionals to an overpriced family PC.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro review - cool new features added but others taken away

 

Apple's new MacBook Pro introduces numerous improvements including the all-new Touch Bar and is stunningly thinner, lighter and smaller than the previous version of the popular laptop. But while Apple giveth, it also taketh away. There is no...

Thinner, lighter, stunning display, excellent audio quality, fast and powerful, Touch Bar. ; No SD card slot, no HDMI port, Touch Bar hard to read in bright light, scratches more visible on space grey model, expensive. ; Apple has produced an...

No SD card slot, no HDMI port, Touch Bar hard to read in bright light, scratches more visible on space grey model, expensive. ; Apple has produced an impressive product with the MacBook Pro. But the features that Apple has removed like the SC card slot...

Apple has produced an impressive product with the MacBook Pro. The four-year wait on the design change was certainly worth it in terms of look, features and performance. But of more concern are the features that Apple has removed like the SD card slot...

Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Louis Ramirez (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Laptop

 

The MacBook Pro is a great mix of high specs and high style. Its iconic design is matched only by its superior performance.

Excellent design; LED-backlit display; Front Row multimedia software; good battery life

No media-card reader; quick to heat up

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Cliff Edwards (businessweek.com)

An Apple MacBook Gone Pro

 

It doesn't look that different to from the old Power Book, but the new Intel Core Duo chips really set this laptop apart.

Apple's switch of its mainstream products to Intel chips was completed in May with the release of the MacBook. I've been testing its more expensive sibling, the MacBook Pro, for a couple months and am reviewing it as part of a series on high-end...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Screen Resolution is Awesome

 

I have not been near a PC in years, and I'm a little Mac biased, but I do love my MacBook. The screen resolution is awesome and it is a joy to use. The mousepad takes a little getting used to, but I persevered rather than buying an external mouse. The...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4 / 49.2 / 54.5 / 74.9 / 76
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30 / 720

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour name:Space Gray
Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:30.5 / 33.8 / 39.1
Display Resolution:2304 x 1440 / 2560 x 1600 / 2880 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:220 / 226 / 227
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 450 / AMD Radeon Pro 455 / AMD Radeon Pro 460 / AMD Radeon Pro 555 / AMD Radeon Pro 560 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:64
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 16 / 32 / 64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304 / 5120 x 2880
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.3 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® Iris™ Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0x191B / 0x1926 / 0x1927 / 0x591B / 0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 / Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 / Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Russian / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65 / 78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:N / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N / No / Y
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:29 / 60 / 61 / 87

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.1
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Core m3-7xxx
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5257U / i5-6267U / I5-6287U / I5-6360U / i5-7267U / i5-7360U / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HQ / i7-7660U / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:F0 / K1 / R0
System bus rate:4 / 5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:84985 / 88967 / 88970 / 91156 / 91164 / 91166 / 97185 / 97496 / 97528 / 97535 / 97537
Processor code:SR26K / SR2FQ / SR2FU / SR2JJ / SR2JK / SR2JM
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / iMovie, GarageBand, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSiri\nSafari\nFaceTime\niTunes\niBooks\nApp Store\nTime Machine / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
SSD capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
SSD interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1024 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:196.5 / 212 / 212.4 / 219 / 240.7
Height :14.9 / 15.5 / 18
Height (front):3.5
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:1.37 / 1.58 / 1.83 / 920
Width:280.5 / 304.1 / 314 / 349.3