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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1255 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

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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 (2009) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and design. The price and performance also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the size. The reliability and image quality get less positive views.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2009) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and price. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and connectivity. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

performance, usability, design, price, portability

connectivity, touchpad

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Notebook

 

Apple's 13-Inch MacBook Pro may be the smallest of the bunch, but that only makes its sturdy construction and dazzling performance that much more impressive.

Seriously solid unibody design shrunk downto more portable proportions. Dazzling performance for a machinethis small (just 4.5 pounds). SD card slot. Love the backlitkeys

Teensy keyboard, puny arrow keys.LCD could be brighter. Nonremovable battery doesn’t last “all day”as advertised (reality: not quite four hours with a DVD going)

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro/2.53GHz

 

High quality display ; Improved battery life ; Bootable SD card slot ; Has FireWire 800 port

No video adapters or Apple Remote included ; No CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available ; No matte screen option

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

 

New features and a bigger battery earn the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch an Editors' Choice.

Very good processing parts for an entry-level machine. Unparalleled multi-touch gestures. Best-looking chassis in its class. Sturdy. Return of the FireWire port. Bigger, better battery life than its predecessor's. Lower prices. Backlit keyboard. Loaded...

Base memory is little low for this day and age.

Apple goes out of its way to emphasize the MacBook Pro 13-inch's green credentials, and we acknowledge them as well. Like its predecessor, the laptop is certified for Energy Star (in this case 5.0), EPEAT Gold, and RoHS. Incorporating an LED display...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2009 2.53 GHz

 

MacBook 13 + Pro. Again at last, after a rebranding to Pro, the l

Excellent workmanship, stability and design; Improved display; SD cardreader and Firewire 800; Mostly very quiet

Heat development; Intensely reflective display; Sharp front edge

For Apple users of course clearly the lower-priced 2.13 GHz model and also the white MacBook.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro Review

 

Build quality is excellent thanks to the very strong and rigid unibody chassis that is machined out a solid block of aluminum. Unless you were going to clamp the MacBook Pro in a vise and try to bend it, you can't really find any flex anywhere on the...

Excellent battery life ; Screen has excellent color and contrast ; Great build quality ; SD-card slot

When the system is running hot you can really feel it ; Good looks put in front of ergonomics ; Poor Windows driver support ; Hard drive is limited to SATA-150 speeds

Outside of gaming performance the system handled 720P and 1080P HD movie decoding with ease, perfect for a home theatre hub with a mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. While we didn't see any significant slowdowns related to the 5400rpm hard drive in our...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch Hands On

 

Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks were a surprise for their WWDC 2009 keynote, not least because most people were only expecting the iPhone 3G S . Still, we won't turn our noses up at new unibody machines with boosted...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Apple MacBook Pro MB991LL/A

 

This ultraportable is a great balance of both features and functionality for a fairly reasonable price (when considering other Macs). The ergonomics generally please the consumer as intended, especially the state-of-the-art trackpad and unibody...

Sleek and lightweight for the on-the-go traveler or college studentFeatures Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processor with 4GB RAM (up to 8GB)Excellent graphics thanks to NVIDIA GeForce 9400M with 256MB memoryPerfect for intensive tasks, yet simple enough for...

May run a little hot, causing battery life to suffer

A great ultraportable notebook that offers consumers a balance of...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : James Galbraith (macworld.com)

Review: MacBook Pros (13-inch, Mid 2009)

 

With its lower price, the return of FireWire (woo-hoo!), longer battery life, better looking display and a new built-in SD Card slot that you can boot from, the newest member of the MacBook Pro makes an impressive debut.

And finally, the new 13-inch MacBook Pros now feature a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot. Having an internal SD card reader is obviously handy for photographers and videographers whose cameras record to the popular SD format, but that’s not its...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13″ Unibody

 

Back to My Mac. Thats the name of Apple's Mobile Me component that allows you to access your Mac remotely. However, I'm using the sentence more or less in its literal form as I switched my notebook back to a Mac after spending six months with the Sony...

Overall, the 13″ MacBook Pro is a notebook you could easily fall in love with. Sure, a higher-res matte screen and lighter weight would make the notebook PERFECT for me but everybody has a different idea about a perfect machine and there will never...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Macbook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's 13in MacBook Pro is the smallest notebook in the company's "Pro" range, but it still packs quite a punch. This laptop is a fantastic compromis...

Fantastic build quality and design, extremely long battery life, multi-touch trackpad, beefy processor and RAM options

RAM upgrades are expensive through Apple, no anti-glare display coating option, battery can't be removed

The 13in Apple MacBook has gone Pro, with more memory, beefier processors and an embedded battery that outlasts similar-sized notebooks we've tested. We would prefer an option for a more powerful graphics card though.

Jun, 2009

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