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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 (MC700, MC724)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 715 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 (MC700, MC724). 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. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews 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 13-inch, Early 2011 (MC700, MC724) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 (MC700, MC724)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Early 2011 (MC700, MC724) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Up to 7 hrs battery life) - Launched February 2011Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual Core 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Up to 7 hrs battery life) - Launched February 2011

Dec, 2017

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

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

More Power! As the final version of the Apple MacBook Pro 15, we' ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price ; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

The battery life?measured under various conditions?comes to just a bit under that of the 2-GHz version of the MacBook Pro 15. The only exception is the BatteryEater Classic Test (min. battery life), in which the battery held out significantly longer...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 17 Early 2011 (2.2 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

Apple's Figurehead. The MacBook Pro 17" is Apple's top-of-the lin ...

Simple Design ; Very Sturdy Case ; Trackpad ; Keyboard Quality ; Display: Bright, Good Contrast, sRGB ; Keyboard Backlight ; Application Performance ; Graphics-Rendering ; Battery Life in Mac OS X ; Low System Noise under Light Use ; Quite Portable for...

Clock Rate Drops under Heavy Use (Power Supply too Small) ; High CPU Temp under Heavy Use ; Loud under Heavy Use ; Small "Enter" Key ; Reflective Screen ; On-Board GPU Inactive in Windows... ; ...Causing Shorter Battery Life ; No UMTS, No Docking Port,...

That Apple designed the power supply to barely withstand maximum system demands. That the MBP 17 handles Mac OS X much better than Windows is just the nature of the beast

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)

 

The Little Guy. The smallest MacBook Pro with a 2.3 GHz Core i5 i

Low System Noise Under Light Use; Unibody Case; Keyboard; Bright, High-Contrast Display; Color Space; Performance; Battery Life Under Light Use

Few Ports; Few Options; Relatively Heavy; Small Enter Button; Loud Under Heavy Use; CPU Clock Downsampled Under Very Heavy Use; Reflective Screen; Short Warranty

Some crucial differences come to light when running Windows 7 via Bootcamp. More heat is produced (although not to critical levels), the battery life is considerably shorter, the transfer rates of ports are reduced and the various benchmark scores are...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.7 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)

 

On the Edge. The speediest dual-core processor in a compact 13" c

Unchanged Excellent Aluminum Case; Outstanding Keyboard and Touchpad; Good Screen (except for reflections); Quiet Under Light Use

No Matte Screen Available; CPU Downsampling und Heavy Use (Windows); No CPU Turbo Boost in Windows

Of course the Core i5 starter model of the MBP13, but also the white MacBook or the 13" MacBook Air. In the Windows world, the less expensive Asus U36JC or the soon-to-be-released Timeline laptops from Acer.

Mar, 2011

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

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz quad-core, glare-type screen)

 

Go with the Glossy Screen? After having thoroughly reviewed the n ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery Life and Power Consumption

High Starting Price ; Reflective Screen Restricts On-The-Go Use ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

In the Cinebench R11.5 test, our in-review laptop earns a CPU score of 4.68 points. The matte version earned an almost identical 4.6 points. The same is true for the OpenGL test, which resulted in the negligible difference between 22.18 and 22.07 points

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Early 2011 (2.0 GHz Quad-Core, Matte Screen)

 

2nd Generation Intel Core i7. As predicted, Apple has just releas ...

Excellent Design and Craftsmanship ; Outstandingly Sturdy Case with Nice Feel ; Decent Trackpad ; Thunderbolt Port Ensures Future Compatibility ; Matte Hi-Res Screen (Optional) ; Good Weight for its Class ; Office and Multimedia Performance ; Battery...

High Starting Price ; Short 12-Month Warranty ; Few Accessories ; Non-Removable Battery

The time-tested case design is kept in its entirety with no options regarding what material the case consists of or the input devices

Mar, 2011

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 review: Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011

 

After a now-customary period of rumors, leaks, and anecdotal evidence, Apple's new generation of MacBook Pro laptops has arrived. And though these new models may look the same as the ones they replace, the changes under the hood are some of the most...

Powerful updates to the CPU and GPU; excellent battery life; still the best touch pad and gesture controls of any laptop.

Upgrades can get expensive; Thunderbolt is an unproven technology with as-yet no compatible products; still no dedicated HDMI, Blu-ray, or other wished-for options.

It's a hefty investment, but the combination of new high-end Intel processor options and AMD graphics makes the 15-inch MacBook Pro an all-around powerhouse, with the new Thunderbolt I/O port as an added bonus.

Feb, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch 2011)

 

Packed with cutting-edge technologies, the latest MacBook Pro is the most powerful and longest lasting 15-inch notebook money can buy.

You've got to credit Apple for finding a winning formula and tweaking it in just the right places. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro not only outperforms its predecessor, but also just about every other notebook by a fair margin. It has the same svelte...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2011)

 

Last year when Apple updated its 15-inch MacBook Pro, it packed a Core i7 CPU and switchable graphics into the company's iconic unibody aluminum chassis. Apple is upping the ante again, this time with Intel's second-gen Core processor, AMD graphics, a...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Nicholie (NotebookReview.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Intel Santa Rosa Review

 

Before I go to far I should say this is not only my first laptop review, but also my first Mac computer. Thus, this review will be geared more toward people considering the MacBook Pro as an alternative option to a Windows based laptop, including some...

Best screen ever, with great brightness thanks to the power saving LEDs ; Iconic and sexy design ; Small perks like slot loading drive, and backlit keyboard ; Variety in ports, including optical audio and DVI ; Built in iSight, an excellent web-cam ;...

No built in media card reader ; Heavy to be carried often ; Only 2 USB ports

Being early in my switch to the Mac OS and using Apple hardware, I've yet to to use any Customer Support. Included with the MBP was 90 days of toll free service by phone, and a 1 year standard warranty covering basic hardware issues. The extended...

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:63.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):63.5
Battery life (max):7
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.375
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:79
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: No

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 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):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45 / 10 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45 / 10 - 35

Optical Drive

DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X v10.6
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 8.94 x 0.949
Display:LCD / LED
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hot keys:12
Infrared data port: No
Maximum operating altitude:118110.2 / 120000 / 393700.8
Maximum shipping altitude:1377952.8 / 413385.8 / 420000
Maximum storage altitude:177165.4 / 180000 / 590551.2
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz / 120 - 240V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC / MagSafe
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Type:Mac / PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.29
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2415M / i7-2620M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2415M / i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
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):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 52231 / 53449
Processor code:SR041
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Bundled software:- iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools\n- iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand) / 16.9 x 15 x 15 / Auto, Economy, Glass/delicate, Intensive, Night, Normal, Quick
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / No

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 512 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.9 / 8.94 / 9.8
Height:0.949
Height (rear):0.949
Weight:4.5 / 5.29
Width:12.8