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Apple KA897LL/A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 reviews of Apple KA897LL/A. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and portability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple KA897LL/A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Apple KA897LL/A from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MacBook 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel core_i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, Mac OS X)Apple MacBook 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel core_i5 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, Mac OS X)

Mar, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Louis Ramirez (

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 Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) review: Touch Bar joins forces with Kaby Lake


Apple brings the MacBook Pro into the future with its new design and Kaby Lake, 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 to me – namely performance and display quality – the MacBook Pro would make a much better choice than the £1,249...

Jun, 2017

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MacBook Pro 17" 2.6 GHz High Res


After giving it a tremendous amount of thought and doing ample research, we decided on the MacBook Pro 17". We upgraded most of the system including 2.6 GHz, and High Resolution glossy screen. Overall, the computer is BEAUTIFUL! Crystal clear ...

Comfortable, Clear, User-Friendly

High-Resolution upgrade does not offer independent sizing of screen display.

Jun, 2008

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It's a Macbook Pro!!


Good as always with apple, this thing is so slim, so sleek and super cool! Does everything I need and more!

Mar, 2018

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Applesolutly amazing


The laptop feels,sounds and performs great! As with all Apple products they are a little pricey but I don't believe you could find a better all round laptop for £1,000.00

Mar, 2018

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Very great product


This was my first MacBook and it's really good product.

Dec, 2017

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Brought this just before Christmas and arrived the next day. Absolutely brilliant and much nicer than the MacBook Air I used to own. Love it!

Dec, 2017

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Excellent Computer


Bought this to replace a very old computer running windows 10. This really is the best computer I've ever had really fast great display really slim and works great with my iPhone. Purchased in the Black Friday deals at a great price.This won't be for...

Dec, 2017

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Brilliant little thing


Never thought I would buy one but I was so disappointed with windows 10, so I have it a chance. Super fast, great software package, airdrop is a blessing, speakers are impressive, etc.

Dec, 2017

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Absolutely delighted with my purchase


Easy to use and with Microsoft it got even easier, you will never get stuck in the middle of a work.

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications


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


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


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


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 15.4
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600 / 2880 x 1800
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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


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 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 16 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0x191B / 0x1926 / 0x1927
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


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
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:Y / Yes


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


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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


Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:N / No / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4
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:60 / 61 / 87


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3 / Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i5-5257U / i5-6267U / i5-6360U / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-5257U / i5-6267U / i5-6360U / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / BGA1168 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:F0 / K1 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84985 / 88967 / 88970 / 91156 / 91166
Processor code:SR26K / SR2FQ / SR2FU / SR2JK / SR2JM
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
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: Yes


Fingerprint reader:No / Y / Yes


Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
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


Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.36 / 8.62 / 9.48
Height:0.587 / 0.61 / 0.709
Weight:3.02 / 3.48 / 4.03
Width:12 / 12.4 / 13.8