Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC700D/A


Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC700D/ANotebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC700D/A (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2415M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.04kg
Price: 1149 euro
Average Score: 90.4% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 83%, features: 60%, display: 92% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 99%, ergonomy: 97%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC700D/A

87% Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen) | Notebookcheck
The Little Guy. The smallest MacBook Pro with a 2.3 GHz Core i5 is the least expensive of Apple's MacBook Pro series. Not much has changed on the outside, but a whole new world awaits within. Will these novelties help or hinder the featherweight contender?
85% Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Here’s what I don’t like about the latest 13in MacBook Pro: it’s so very, very expensive. I can forgive the shared-memory graphics and the lack of USB ports, perhaps also the fairly average processor performance, and I could even get used to the small display, but £999? For that kind of money, it had better be the best bloody entry-level notebook computer in the world. The problem is that it is. Thank you for listening, m’ lud. Jailer, take me down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop
Source: English
Overall, a well built note book. Customer service is exceptional with Apple, I would highly recommend going to an Apple store to buy one rather than a normal electrical goods store or online - this way you can get some freebies. It is expensive and you are buying into the Apple mentality, but it is worth it to run LION, which is another review in its own right.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Early 2011) 2.3GHz review
Source: PC Advisor English
Other than a relatively small hard drive, it’s difficult to find fault with the entry-level Apple MacBook Pro 13in – a powerful, versatile and well-constructed laptop for work and play. One standout feature for all Macs is that you can now turn them into dual-boot systems with both Mac OS X and Windows (or Linux). The MacBook Pro’s portability and longevity makes it a good choice for those who want to keep a powerful laptop with them wherever they go.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Apple MacBook Pro 13, el primer portátil con Thunderbolt
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 81%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
positive: display quality, keyboard, case; negative: display resolution, gets warm
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2011
Меняем старые лампы на новые — Apple MacBook Pro 13 образца 2011 года
Source: RU→EN
performance and battery runtime bad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2011
Ревю на Apple MacBook Pro 13” (Early 2011)
Source: BU→EN
positive: strong chassis, high performance, stable Mac OS, more than 8 hours battery runtime; negative: display and price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2011


Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» 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.

2.04 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 %

Apple reviews

90.4%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)