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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2.9 GHz i5, Touch Bar) Notebook Review


The better 13-inch Pro? The MacBook Pro 13 Touch Bar is Apple's new 13-inch flagship model. Besides the obvious OLED display above the keyboard, however, there are more differences compared to the entry-level model with function keys. Is it worth the...

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

The two models of the new Apple MacBook Pro 13 are – as expected – similar in many respects. This includes the excellent chassis, which is still extremely sturdy despite the diet. You also get one of the best and brightest displays on the market,...

Dec, 2016

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MacBook Pro review (2016): A step forward and a step back


There's lots to like about the new MacBook Pro: its slimmed-down design, brighter screen, improved audio, faster graphics and disk speeds. But by doing things like removing full-sized USB ports, the memory card reader and even the Function row, Apple...

Attractive and well-built ; Thinner and lighter ; Retina screen is brighter and more colorful than ever ; Impressive audio quality ; Fast performance, especially the disk speeds ; Touch ID is a useful addition ; Spacious trackpad

Expensive with the Touch Bar ; Easy to accidentally hit the Touch Bar instead of the Delete key ; No memory card slot ; The only ports are USB-C ports ; Rated battery life is shorter this year ; No more MagSafe

I'm one of many Mac owners out there who has been waiting for Apple to upgrade the MacBook Pro line. Now that it finally has, I find the new laptop isn't quite what I wanted. For me, the ideal MacBook Pro is actually a mashup between this and last...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016) review: Touch Bar-free model offers impressive battery life and portability


The big headline-grabber when Apple launched its long-awaited update for the MacBook Pro range in October was, of course, the new Touch Bar -- the touch-sensitive glass panel intended to replace the conventional function keys that have been used on...

Slimmer and lighter than previous models ; Bright, colourful 2,560-by-1,600 display ; All-day battery life

Lacks a discrete GPU ; Only two USB-C ports for connectivity ; Very expensive (in the UK)

Nov, 2016

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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016)


The entry-level, 13-inch MacBook Pro doesn't have the buzz-worthy Touch Bar everyone is talking about, but that doesn't mean this isn't a formidable laptop. For $1,499, you get a brighter and more colorful screen than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (

Which MacBook Should I Buy?


The 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016 without Touch Bar, or 2015) is the best Mac laptop for most people, though choosing has never been harder.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (

2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: The future creates difficulties in the present


The 2016 MacBook Pro is one of the most divisive tech devices released in the last few years; it embodies everything great about Apple, but is also one of the company's most significant missteps.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Mikey Campbell (

Review: Apple's Late-2016 MacBook Pro without Touch Bar


Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar and Touch ID is in many ways an evolutionary update, offering would-be buyers a lightweight, relatively powerful portable rig with a beautiful Retina display and solid keyboard and trackpad. But is a major...

Overall, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is an achievement in industrial design that fulfills Apple's commitment to usability and user experience. It is a happy middle ground between the thin-and-light 12-inch MacBook (MacBook Air is going...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2016) Review and Ratings


The entry-level version of Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro line is impressively slim and solid. But the battery life, keyboard, and (overly) future-looking ports are tricky trade-offs for a bigger touch pad and a brighter, more colorful Retina display.

Superb screen ; Thinner and lighter than previous MacBook Pro models ; Excellent touch pad is now bigger

Pricey, given the components ; Only two ports, requiring added-cost adapters for most users ; Shorter battery life than previous-gen model ; Last-generation CPU means some similarly slim Windows machines perform better, last longer

With its solid feel, bright bold screen, clean lines, large touch pad, and svelte three-pound frame, Apple's new entry-level MacBook Pro is a very good light laptop. If you've been waiting for a Retina-screen replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Air,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (

Review: The $1,499 2016 MacBook Pro is an expensive MacBook Air on the inside


Touch Bar tests must wait, but this MBP is neither high-end nor entry-level.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (

MacBook Pro 2016 Hands-on: A future without function keys


Finally, after months of rumours and speculation, the new MacBook Pro is here and available in three different versions: the 13-inch model with physical function buttons, the 13-inch model with Apple's new Touch Bar functionality and the 15-inch model...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications


Standby time:30


Front Camera: Yes


Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: No
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Touch Bar: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4


Processor cache type:L3


Flash drive interface:PCI Express