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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 883 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the touchpad and connectivity.

performance, usability, design, portability, screen

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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 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Air (2017)

 

The MacBook Air remains an excellent ultraportable choice for students and other macOS fans with basic computing needs, but despite killer battery life, it will disappoint power users with its low-resolution display and outdated processor.

Thin and light. Long-lasting battery. Multiple USB ports.

Low-resolution display. Older Intel Core i5 CPU.

The MacBook Air arguably started the ultrabook party, and it's still there even as a younger, thinner, and better-equipped crowd has arrived. But it has yet to overstay its welcome. For macOS fans—especially note-taking, paper-writing college...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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 : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

MacBook Air (2017) review

 

Grabbing a MacBook Air now fetches you faster storage

Excellent battery life ; Nippy storage ; Keyboard

Dated design ; Display ; Speakers

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air now comes with much faster storage, better battery life and slightly improved performance in other areas. On the other hand, its display and design are beyond dated.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

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

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, without Touch Bar) Review

 

Annoying fan. The MacBook Pro 13 without Touch Bar gets the Kaby Lake update as well. Thanks to the lower price, longer battery runtimes, and function keys, the entry-level model could potentially be the better choice for many users. However, you also...

excellent chassis and build quality ; huge trackpad – still best in class ; silent without high workloads ; very good speakers ; very good display with perfect scaling (typical for macOS) ; very long battery runtime

connectivity issues with 2.4 GHz WLAN and USB-C devices ; high-pitched fan noise under load ; only 3 ports ; very expensive – especially the upgrades ; poor webcam

The biggest difference between the two available 13-inch MacBook Pro models from Apple is not only the Touch Bar above the keyboard, but also the cooling. The more expensive model gets a superior solution with two fans, while the cheaper test model...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

 

Early update. Apple already updates the MacBook Pro 13 after around 8 months. Modern Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs are supposed to provide more performance. But did the manufacturer fix some issues of the predecessor? Update: The review is now...

excellent chassis and build quality ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer speeds ; very good display with perfect scaling ; good speakers ; good battery runtimes ; steady performance, also on battery ; 4x...

...but reduced bandwidth for the ports on the right side ; neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issues with attached USB-C device ; poor webcam ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

We could just repeat the verdict from last year's model at this point, because not much changed with this update. The new Kaby Lake processor is a bit faster, but the GPU performance did not change. The efficiency aspect on the other hand is...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Air (2017) review

 

Apple 's MacBook Air is as close to iconic as a piece of consumer technology gets. It's the single laptop model you're most likely to see everywhere, from college campuses to airports to coffee shops and even offices. And it's been that way for a very...

The MacBook Air remains the least expensive MacBook, and has finally received a minor spec upgrade. Battery life is excellent, and performance for everyday tasks remains smooth. It's the only MacBook left with standard USB ports or a MagSafe connection.

The design feels dated, with a thick bezel around a low-resolution screen. Windows laptops in the same price range offer newer components, higher-res screens and lighter, slimmer bodies.

The MacBook Air lives to fight another day, thanks to its mainstream price and long battery life, but this classic laptop is definitely in its twilight.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

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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