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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The portability and design are also appreciated. Comments about the energy efficiency and battery are mixed, while some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up

 

The 2018 MacBook Pro is precisely the upgrade Mac fans have been waiting for. It's faster, and fixes one of the most common keyboard issues from the last generation, that error-prone keyboard. But the upgrades come a little too late, and Apple is...

Faster than before thanks to 8th gen Intel CPUs ; Better battery life ; Refined keyboard

Still stuck with 4 USB-C ports (get your dongles ready) ; No dedicated graphics on the 13-inch model ; Touch Bar still needs work to truly replace function keys ; PC competition offers more compelling 13-inch laptop hardware

While this latest generation of the MacBook Pro might seem understated, it's a more significant upgrade than last year's, when Apple just added some aging CPUs. These new models are more powerful than ever -- though, if that's your main concern, you...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2018, Touch Bar)

 

A pricey but superior tool for creative pros, 2018's Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro brings four-core moxie to Apple's handsome ultraportable, with options for cavernous local storage.

Excellent touchpad. Gorgeous display. Titanic-capacity SSD in test model. Improved keyboard comfort. Full-disk encryption. "Hey Siri" functionality.

No option for discrete graphics. Using ports will require adapters or dongles, in most cases. Expensive as configured.

Bottom Line: A pricey but superior tool for creative pros, 2018's Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro brings four-core moxie to Apple's handsome ultraportable, with options for cavernous local storage.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Justin Jaffe (cnet.com)

Everything new under the hood in the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro

 

This minor refresh features an eighth-gen Intel processor, more RAM and storage for the same price.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) Review

 

Sept. 24 Update: macOS Mojave is now available for download! Check out our review to see if you should update now , or wait and see.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 (Touch Bar, i5) Laptop Review

 

Live-Review: Now with four (slowed down) cores. Apple updates the MacBook Pro 13 with a new quad-core processor and a True Tone display for 2018, but only the more expensive model with the Touch Bar. We have a closer look at the performance of the new...

The support for the TrueTone feature is certainly a nice addition, but the most important component of the 2018 MBP 13 update is the new quad-core processor. The results after our initial benchmarks are, however, sobering and fall short of our...

Expert review by : Neil Hughes (appleinsider.com)

2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

 

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (gizmodo.com)

The New Apple MacBook Pro Is So Good the Price Is Almost Worth It

 

The newly updated MacBook Pro is good. The battery life is exceptional, the speed is exceptional, the keyboard works, and thanks to Apple embracing the external graphics card concept those 4 USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports are finally good for something....

It's one of the fastest laptops in its category.

It's one of the fastest laptops in its category.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

13" MacBook Pro (2018)

 

Apple's 2018 refresh of the 13” MacBook Pro doubles the CPU core count from 2 to 4, has Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics, full speed Thunderbolt 3 on all ports, and a 3rd gen Butterfly keyboard with Touch Bar, the Apple T2 co-processor and a True Tone...

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Touch Bar (2018) review

 

It looks like a copy and paste of last year's Pro, but this notebook is packed with new tech

More powerful innards ; Keyboard is quieter ; True Tone display is great ; Really nippy SSD

Expensive ; Touch Bar lacks support ; Non-Touch Bar model not (yet?) updated

A strong update to Apple’s 13-inch flagship notebook, not least if you look beyond the surface

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Stonebridge (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, mid-2018) review

 

A solid improvement

Incredibly quick SSD ; True Tone for non-visual creativity ; Reasonable CPU and GPU boosts ; Quad-core processors with Hyper-Threading

Battery life ; Price is close to two grand

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2018) is a welcome, but mostly straightforward, improvement to a capable laptop.

Nov, 2018