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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2009)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1235 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2009). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the screen and portability are overall positive. The design and performance also get good views, whereas many are negative about the connectivity. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, performance, design, portability, screen

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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 (Mid 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 (Mid 2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 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. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the size. Many are negative about the reliability and image quality.

usability, performance, price, design, portability

battery, image quality, reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 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 are impressed by the portability and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the touchpad and connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, usability, design, price, portability

connectivity, touchpad

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

Jul, 2019

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

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 (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 : 3LUXE (3luxe.com)

MacBook Pro

 

The innovative brainiacs at Apple are masters of great design, and they always seem to have a tech trick or two up their sleeves. And when it comes to laptops, there's no exception. The MacBook Pro comes more tricked out than P Diddy's ride. For...

Jan, 2007

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

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13in - 2009 Edition (MB990B/A)

 

We see if the newly refreshed 13in MacBook, now a MacBook Pro, is a discernable improvement over the original.

Non-user replaceable battery aside, it's difficult to find fault with the new 13in MacBook Pro. All the things that made it great in the first place remain, but they've been joined by highly desirable features like the FireWire port, SD card reader and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook

 

Apple announced the update to their MacBook line-up in June, and here we have the 13-inch model, which takes on the "Pro" moniker previously applied to its bigger brothers. It is the second iteration of Apple's unibody MacBook and brings with it a few...

Improved battery life, SD card slot, excellent display, excellent design and build quality

USB placement is still too close

The 13-inch MacBook Pro takes an already excellent machine and moves it a step further along. It satisfies the cries of those who last time around lamented the loss of FireWire. In its place we now have a non-replaceable battery, which no doubt will be...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple Macbook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's smallest MacBook Pro laptop has plenty of power and a long battery life

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

Jun, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Henry Norr (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro Review

 

Apple's new MacBook Pro range is slightly faster than before; but due to its new graphic chipset the laptop provides a considerable improvement in speed. Discover what we think of Apple professional laptop.

Light, slim, stylish ; built-in wireless and Bluetooth ; fast Core 2 Duo processor, new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card, choice of glossy or matte screen

Still no replacement for smaller 12-inch model, 17-inch model is weighty

If you have a recent MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo, there's no compelling reason to trade up (unless you can't live without the higher frame rates, the optional extra resolution, or a fourth GB of RAM). But if you're still using a PowerBook or a Core...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (epinions.com)

18 months in...

 

I know I risk not getting a high rating from my epinions peers for this review, because I am not going to spend time re-writing all the specifications that have already been posted here in several other reviews.But I am going to write a different ...

Very durable, easy to upgrade, gorgeous design

Slight battery decline after 18 months heavy use

Jan, 2012

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