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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 207 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 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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

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

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2 GHz i5, without Touch Bar) Laptop Review

 

Brilliant, even without Touch? The new MacBook Pro laptops have arrived. The most striking new feature: a Touch Bar instead of function keys. Apple still offers a model without this novelty, and wants to target the "entry-level sector" – price: 1699...

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

connectivity issues with 2.4 GHz WLAN and USB-C devices ; clattering fan on our test model ; only 3 ports ; very expensive – especially the upgrades ; poor webcam

Before we can get our hands on Apple's highly praised Touch Bar, we can review the entry-level model of the new MacBook Pro 13, which is already available. It is also supposed to replace the less expensive Air models in the medium-term if you ask...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2016) review

 

Editors' note, June 8, 2017: At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference , Apple gave its laptop line a modest makeover with some updated components -- faster, more powerful Intel processors across the board, and more robust graphics chips for the...

The inventive Touch Bar streamlines work and saves clicks, and Apple has improved almost every part of the thinner, lighter MacBook Pro, including a larger touchpad, faster components and a flatter keyboard. iPhone's Touch ID is handy on the Mac, too.

You're paying a hefty premium for the Touch Bar, which supports only a limited handful of Apple apps for now. The USB-C-only ports mean carrying a bag full of dongles. The lack of high-end graphics or huge RAM options in the 13-inch model may frustrate...

Apple's smart, useful Touch Bar makes it well worth splurging on the step-up version of the streamlined 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

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: AppleInsider Staff (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's new Kaby Lake 13" MacBook Pro without Touch Bar unexpectedly speedy vs. 2016 model

 

After less than a year on the market, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar has been upgraded with Intel's Kaby Lake processor -- and a lower price. Are the changes (and downgrade, in one notable case) to get the price down enough to get you to...

Jun, 2017

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) Laptop Review

 

Why is it so hard to pick a MacBook?

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (thewirecutter.com)

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 (mobilesyrup.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:65 / 78 / 79
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory: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

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4

Power

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

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 256 / 512
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.36
Height:0.587
Weight:3.02
Width:12