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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 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 Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The battery and design are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the sound, while the connectivity and size get critical opinions.

performance, design, battery, usability, screen

price, size, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: 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

Editor's Choice

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: (zdnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2017) review: Faster but still expensive

 

It's barely six months since Apple revamped the entire MacBook Pro range, introducing the eye-catching Touch Bar on several models -- along with eye-watering price rises, courtesy of Brexit. So the new models introduced at Apple's World Wide Developer...

Ultraportable, slimline design ; Weighs 1.37kg ; Bright, colourful Retina Display ; Kaby Lake processor update

Very expensive ; No discrete GPU ; USB-C connectivity only

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2017) Review and Ratings

 

If you can live without top models' glitzy Touch Bar, you might get Apple's best laptop bargain, though you'll want to invest in a storage upgrade and USB-C adapters.

Super-bright screen ; Impeccable build quality ; Over 16 hours of battery life as tested ; Impressive speakers

Shallow keyboard feel ; Minimalist port selection ; Base model has just 128GB of storage

The hardest part about liking the 2017 MacBook Pro is its keyboard. We can say we did like it better after we spent significant time with it, and we had absolutely no trouble with typing accuracy. However, the stiff feel isn’t for everyone, so our...

Oct, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo (reviewed.com)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Touch Bar) Laptop Review

 

The new MacBook Pro is one of the best yet—but is it worth the price?

Jan, 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: 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

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

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: (stuff.tv_in)

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