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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Early 2011)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Early 2011). 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. Reviews about the size and reliability are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the portability and 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 (Early 2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Early 2011) 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : James Galbraith (pcworld.com)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro/2.7GHz Core i7 (Early 2011)

 
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

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 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

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

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2011 Edition Review

 

Apple refreshes their MacBook range with Sandy Bridge and introduces first-ever...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Early 2011) - Refreshing Apples

 

Packing a new quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge processor into a familiar looking shell is Apple's latest hardware refresh of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Get your wallets ready - you'll want to pounce on this one.

Excellent battery lifeGood performanceThunderbolt interface

Screen resolution could have been higher for the intended user segmentPremium price

May, 2011

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