Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2009-06

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2009-06Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2009-06 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 82.96% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 69%, features: 64%, display: 74% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch 2009-06

Apple Macbook 3.1 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Not an Apple fan - though I like the iPhone, the iPodTouch and the macbook - this notebook has (and still) served me right. I use it as a front end to our work HP mainframe, when traveling and for simply multimedia works. I have thought many times of upgrading it to the latest model of this series, but in the end, this macbook still holds its performance and yet to let me down. Would I buy another macbook in the future? The answer is a definitive YES.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's MacBook Pro 13 is essentially the older 13-inch MacBook aluminum MaBook system redesigned with some of the features found in the larger MacBook Pros. This is for the most part a benefit to consumers as the price tag for the entry has remained the same at $1199. The aluminum body provide it with a very stylish and durable exterior. This combined with its solid performance and features make it a great laptop for those looking for a highly portable but fully featured laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch
Source: V3.co.uk English
At the end of last year, Apple updated its Macbook range of laptops, giving them a shiny new aluminium design so they looked very similar to the company’s more expensive Macbook Pro models. The new design was attractive but the new models were considerably more expensive than the original white plastic ones. Amid the recession, Apple decided to keep the old white plastic Macbook on sale as well, in order to provide a less expensive alternative. A welcome update that improves performance, battery life and value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% An unexpected redesign and price cut for Apple’s 'pro' laptop
Source: Computer Active English
A welcome update that improves performance, battery life and value Good points Good performance; impressive battery life Bad Points Sealed battery cannot be replaced
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch
Source: Star Techcentral English
Small but mighty. The 13in Macbook Pro is certainly a very solidly designed notebook that proves it has more than just looks. Small and portable, it makes for a great all around package for web surfing, video-editing and photo management. The most notable overall improvement to the new Macbook Pro is its long-lasting battery life, which significantly increases its usability when you’re out travelling and saves you the trouble of having to charge every so often. While minor, the inclusion of a backlit keyboard, SD card slot and Firewire are fine additions that make the overall experience more enjoyable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2009
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13in – June 2009 release
Source: Reg Hardware English
Although the unibody design is sleek and attractive, the original Aluminium MacBook definitely looked over-priced when compared to its white plastic counterpart. Apple has clearly acknowledged that mistake with this update, as the improved performance, battery life and lower pricing certainly offer better value for money. The £899 model will probably be the big seller, but both models will satisfy the clear demand from Mac fans for a 13in addition to the MacBook Pro range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2.53GHz and MacBook Pro 15" 2.8GHz review
Source: Techradar English
What an update! The new features and benefits that were introduced back in January for the top-of-the-range 17-inch model have filtered down throughout the MacBook Pro range (a line-up that also now includes the newly promoted 13-inch unibody MacBook). Yet prices have gone down, making the new MacBook Pros excellent value for money. Suffice to say, a solid performance increase coupled with a significant price drop can only be welcomed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
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 a concern for some. But overall, Apple are continuing a great trend with their MacBook Pro line. The quality of build is excellent, little details like the external battery LEDs and the pulsing sleep indicator bring a touch of class. Sure, you pay more for a Mac than you would for the same hardware in a PC, but you get a lot for it and we think it is worth every penny.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MacBook June 2009 release
Source: Reg Hardware English
Mac-haters will no doubt point out that there are cheaper Windows laptops available – not to mention countless Windows netbooks – but that’s missing the point. Apple’s intention with the MacBook is to offer a laptop powerful enough to handle a spot of video-editing and other multimedia work, at a price that will appeal to consumers. On that score it succeeds. Admittedly, the redesigned 13in MacBook Pro looks mighty tempting if you’ve got the extra spare cash, but the MacBook remains an attractive entry-level Mac OS X system.
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13in - 2009 Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
  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 the now standard backlit keyboard. Add-in outstanding battery life, a faster CPU and a slightly more affordable price and you've got a package well deserving of a Recommended Award.
90, Preis 80, Leistung 90, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13
Source: PC Pro English
  If you dashed to the Apple Store to snatch one of the first unibody MacBooks, chances are you're feeling rather sheepish at the moment. With typical disdain for its adoring, early-adopter fans, Apple has taken its MacBook, added the features that owners have been moaning about for months, and dropped the price. The result is the MacBook Pro 13. Beautifully made, fast and with great battery life, this is the best laptop Apple has produced for ages
83
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Mid-2009) review
Source: PC Advisor English
When we reviewed the aluminum MacBook back in October 2008, those MacBooks posted performance scores that were very similar to the 15in MacBook Pro that was also released in October 2008. At that time, the differences between the MacBook and MacBook Pro boiled down to features. Now, with the new MacBook Pro line-up, the features on Apple's latest 13in aluminum laptops have been brought up to equal those found on the new 15in MacBook Pros. With its lower price, the return of FireWire, 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.
90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
MacBook Pros (13-inch and 15-inch, Mid 2009) Review
Source: Slashgear English
  With the range of configuration options already on offer, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a more adaptable 15-inch MacBook Pro in future. At least a paid ExpressCard option would mean that users committed to the format could still keep the notebook on their shortlist. As it stands, like the 13-inch model it’s a usable, attractive and undeniably appealing laptop, with a great display, admirable performance and an OS that not only works well now but that’s set to improve once again when Snow Leopard arrives. Let’s just hope that for their next generation Apple decides to reconnect with the minority users that, in many cases, have been its most vocal advocates.
Leistung 90, Display 90
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2009
Rating: performance: 90% display: 90%
Apple Macbook Pro A1278
Source: PC World English
Apple's 13-inch laptop sees the return of FireWire. With its lower price, the return of FireWire (woo-hoo!), a 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. But check back and we'll update this story with a full review as soon as we get results from the PC World Test Center.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2009
Rating: display: 50%
MacBook Pro (mid 2009) in-depth impressions
Source: Engadget English
The screen's way nicer. Apple lists the specific improvement as a 60 percent higher color gamut, but unless you're getting in there with a colorimeter and a monocle what you'll really notice is that Apple's finally shipping a mainstream 13-inch laptop with a viewing angle wider than a pencil. Compared to the disappointing MacBook screens we've seen in the past, the 13-inch Pro display is quite impressive -- we'd say it's roughly equivalent to the panel in the 15, and slightly better than the panel in the first-gen MacBook Air we have on hand. Of course, you're still stuck with that mirror-like gloss finish, but at this size and price point you don't have a lot of matte options regardless of manufacturer.
Display mäßig
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: display: 60%
Apple 13" MacBook Pro
Source: Notebooks.com English
  The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has many strengths that make it a good notebook you should consider buying. It gets excellent battery life while running OS X, it can game on integrated graphics, its screen looks excellent, and it has fantastic build quality. With that said its all-aluminum design causes heat to be quickly transmitting into your skin acting as a huge heatsink, driver support inside Windows isn't the best, and the sharp edges of the palmrest can be painful to lean your wrists across. For its intended market most people won't care about the Window's driver problems and the substantial increase in battery life from the previous model is worth the internal battery. Overall if you can get past some of its design quirks it is a great notebook with a feature set that is hard to beat.
Display 80, Mobilität 80, Verarbeitung 90, Ergonomie 80, Emissionen 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
86% Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, summer 2009) review
Source: CNet English
  There are still a few items on our 13-inch MacBook Pro wish list -- a matte screen, mobile broadband options and a Blu-ray drive, for example -- but Apple has made some significant additions. By offering more features for less money, the 13-inch Pro remains one of the most universally useful laptops available.
86
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple’s latest thin-and-light notebook features strong graphics performance, a stunning display, and more than 6 hours of battery life. Unlike its 17-inch sibling, the 13-inch MacBook Pro does not sweep its weight class in every category. There are cheaper notebooks with weaker performance and much longer battery life, for instance, as well as similarly priced systems with slightly better graphics punch but shorter battery life. Nevertheless, the $1,199 MacBook Pro offers the best combination of performance, endurance, and smart software.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)
Source: CNet English
  Radically overhauled last year, Apple's MacBook line of laptops moved to aluminum construction, edge-to-edge glass over LED displays, and oversize multitouch trackpads (with the exception of the lone $999 white plastic model). The latest round of updates is more of a refinement than another revolution, but it adds some much-sought-after features, while lowering prices on many configurations. Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price.
86, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 90, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 90%
86% Apple MacBook Pro Summer 2009 (Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 13-inch)
Source: CNet English
  Radically overhauled last year, Apple's MacBook line of laptops moved to aluminum construction, edge-to-edge glass over LED displays, and oversize multitouch trackpads (with the exception of the lone $999 white plastic model). The latest round of updates is more of a refinement than another revolution, but it adds some much-sought-after features, while lowering prices on many configurations. Previously known as the MacBook, Apple's basic 13-inch aluminum unibody laptop has been promoted to the "Pro" series, all while adding features and cutting the base price.
86, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 90, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch
Source: PC Mag English
  After all the whining, the bickering, and the constant remarks about how Windows-based laptops have this and that and cost so much less, Apple, a company known to make its own rules, is finally letting down its guard. The lovable MacBook Pro 13-inch (now with the "Pro" moniker) has brought back the FireWire port, lowered its price, and for the first time in the company's history, added the elusive SecureDigital (SD) slot. Bringing in an SD slot and bringing back the FireWire port—while also lowering prices—eliminated Apple's weakest links in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Add bigger, better battery life and you've got yourself a winner.
90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch)
Source: Computer Shopper English
  With its superb battery life, good performance, stylish design, and top-notch display, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a welcome addition to the line. Though 3G wireless users may lament the loss of the ExpressCard/34 slot, the SD-card slot is likely to get used by a much wider range of MacBook Pro owners. Add the ability to easily swap between Mac OS X and Windows, and you have a unique and flexible laptop that packs a lot of versatility for a thin-and-light notebook.
90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

70% Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% performance: 5% features: 27% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 94%
43% Apple MacBook Pro 13 (MB990)
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 43% performance: 5% features: 27% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 94%
89% Test Apple MacBook Pro 13 Zoll - Mitte 2009
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 78% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 94% emissions: 82%
82% Frisch auf den Tisch
Source: Connect - 9/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 66% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 93%
Apple MacBook Pro in 13 und 15 Zoll
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2009
Rating: price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 90%
76% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3 Zoll
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 37% performance: 61% features: 90% display: 89% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 76%
Leise Langläufer
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
90% 13,3 Zoll MacBook Pro
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 70%
80% Apple MacBook 13
Source: PC Self Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13” (MB990N)
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
13-дюймовый MacBook Pro: обзор самого компактного из мощных профессиональных ноутбуков Apple
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%

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NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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82.96%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)