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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018). 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. Opinions about the usability and design are overall positive. The battery and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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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) 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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) Review

 

Blazing overall performance; Fastest SSD ever in a laptop; Quieter (and more durable) keyboard; Hey Siri' support built in; Great Retina Display gets True Tone ; Awesome speakers ; Graphics performance falls behind competition; Battery life could be...

Graphics performance falls behind competition; Battery life could be better; No full-size USB or SD Card slot; Expensive ; The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch is super fast and the keyboard is improved, but the battery life could be better.

The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch is super fast and the keyboard is improved, but the battery life could be better.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Without Touch Bar)

 

Compact design; Very bright and colorful display; Improved butterfly keyboard; Excellent battery life; Impressive stereo speakers ; Not as fast as 7th-gen Intel-powered laptops; No SD card slot ; The new MacBook Pro is an excellent ultraportable with a...

Not as fast as 7th-gen Intel-powered laptops; No SD card slot ; The new MacBook Pro is an excellent ultraportable with a brighter display, more compact design, and superb battery life, but it's not the fastest.

The new MacBook Pro is an excellent ultraportable with a brighter display, more compact design, and superb battery life, but it's not the fastest.

Dec, 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