Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC724LL/A

Specifications

Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC724LL/ANotebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC724LL/A (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.04kg
Price: 1449 euro
Average Score: 81.7% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 81%, features: 72%, display: 83% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch 2011-02 MC724LL/A

87% Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.7 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen) | Notebookcheck
On the Edge. The speediest dual-core processor in a compact 13" case with quiet fans? Find out why this might be a problem for Windows (Bootcamp) users but of little significance for Mac OS X users.
Review: Apple's Thunderbolt MacBook Pro
Source: ITNews Australia English
If you’re looking for a portable workstation, it isn’t the winner it could have been; we’d avoid running intensive apps with it on your lap, for example. Of the three sizes, however, it holds the widest appeal. There’s something about paying less than $2000 for such an impressive piece of hardware that makes it feel like the best value of all the new MacBook Pros.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2011
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Early 2011) review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MacBook Pro 13in (Early 2011) is very much a swings-and-roundabouts revision to the smallest of Apple’s metal-bodied notebook line. Overall performance is higher – by exactly 15% in our WorldBench 6 test – but graphics performance and battery life seem to have suffered and are below last year’s model. Other running changes such as webcam and SDXC card slot, and the faster SATA bus, are immediately useful; but the Thunderbolt port is more a futureproofing addition until Thunderbolt devices eventually become available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
All in all, the new MacBook Pro impressed us on many fronts, not just its performance. It’s got a great-looking design, has one of the sturdiest chassis we’ve seen, a fantastic-looking display, and a keyboard and trackpad that are a pleasure to use. We’re also impressed that the cost of the unit we looked at is competitive with its similarly-configured Windows brethren.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2011
70% Apple MacBook (2011) review
Source: Techradar English
While there's no denying the MacBook is overpriced, considering its use of older technology, Apple's renowned usability and stunning design go a long way to compensate for this. As long as you don't want the most cutting-edge machine, this is a stunning laptop that the whole family will enjoy using.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
40% Apple Macbook Pro 13in (2011 model, 2.7GHz)
Source: Computer Active English
Apple's 2011 Macbook Pro laptops retain the sleek, beautifully engineered aluminium bodies and excellent screens of their predecessors, but this new model leaves a lot to be desired. Our recommendation would be that the big screen of the 15in model makes it a better choice for films and games, while the cheaper, less-powerful 13in model is better for less power-hungry users. This model in-between is a bit of a disappointment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch 2011
Source: Digital Versus English
So, here we have it, the MacBook Pro 2011, 13.3 inch! The Macbook Air is also available at this screen size. While the Pro can't rival the Air's weight or slim line, it will stand or fall on the muscle afforded by its components. A high-performance processor, irreproachable finish, excellent battery life, good audio, that's what you're getting with this MacBook Pro. The only area where it really suffers is in gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge 13.3" Review (2011 Model)
Source: PC Perspective English
The 13" MacBook Pro delivers on a great out-of-the-box experience with a healthy set of hardware features that revolve around Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture and Apple's OSX operating system. All of these components, combined with the latest Thunderbolt technology, makes this MacBook Pro one of the most modern and forward-thinking computer platforms on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2011
The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge
Source: AnandTech English
For as little attention as the 2011 MacBook Pro launch was given by Apple, there sure is a lot to talk about. The advantages are numerous. With the 13-inch MacBook Pro, under OS X at least, there simply aren't any downsides. You get much better CPU performance over the previous generation. In fact, the new 13 can outperform last year's 15 thanks to Sandy Bridge.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2011
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2011) review
Source: PC Pro English
It’s not quite the tiny workstation it could have been then, but use it more as an everyday laptop with a bit of raw power and we really can’t see anything else not to like about the MacBook Pro 13in. We'd lean towards the cheaper £999 model out of the two, as its Core i5 processor and 320GB hard disk are easily outweighed by the £300 saving. And that combination of battery life and performance is something very few competitors can even hope to match while keeping the design so sleek. It’s an impressive slice of engineering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Apple 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's MacBook Pro 13 certainly made some major performance changes in their 2011 refresh. With the new Core i5 processor, this is one of the fastest 13-inch laptops available on the market. This combined with Apple's outstanding battery life and excellent design make this a great update. There are still some issues that Apple really could have addressed such as the display that offers a lower resolution than even their MacBook Air 13.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.7GHz Thunderbolt review
Source: It Pro English
One longstanding feature of Apple's laptops that we're fond of is the magnetic MagSafe connector on the power adapter. If someone trips over it then it falls away harmlessly, rather than dragging the laptop to the floor or wrenching itself free, preventing damage to both the laptop and the connector. Apple refuses to license the MagSafe design though so car and airline power adapters are hard to come by. There's also no support for more specialised hardware features, such as biometric or smartcard security hardware, Blu-ray writers or docking stations. The one year warranty doesn't provide on-site service. The optional AppleCare two year extended warranty doesn't include on-site service either, but it does at least provide international coverage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
85% Apple MacBook Pro 13in
Source: Reg Hardware English
Just as eye-catching as ever, the 13in entry in Apple's updated MacBook Pro line delivers a welcome performance boost across the board with no increase in price. But it's high time Apple gave it a proper pro-level graphics chip.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2011 (13-inch) review
Source: Techradar English
One area that hasn't been upgraded is the screen, which remains 1280 x 800, while there are still the usual Ethernet, FireWire 800 and USB ports, along with an SDXC card slot. The optical drive remains, too, as does the multi-touch trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2011 review
Source: T3 English
There’s little to complain about here. We didn’t get a Blu-ray drive (again), but we didn’t really expect one. The stated battery time is down from ten to seven hours, but much of this is due to Apple’s new testing procedures, which better reflect real-world use. Actual battery life is on a par with the previous generation, and remains enough for a full day’s mains-free computing. Like all Macs, they’re not cheap, but at £999, the entry-level model is cheaper than its predecessor and the more powerful £1,299 notebook is only a little more expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Thunderbolt)
Source: PC Mag English
The littlest MacBook Pro may be the most desirable laptop from a design perspective, but I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have much respect for its brains until now. Intel's latest Sandy-Bridge (now known as second-gen Core processors) architecture was the jolt the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Thunderbolt) needed to boost pure processing power to unprecedented highs. Furthermore, it ships with a pair of new technologies in Thunderbolt and Facetime HD, though I won't get too excited about the former until compatible peripherals ships. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will be Apple's best selling laptop despite what I'm about to say next: For a $1,500 laptop, I would have liked to see a higher resolution and bigger spike in graphics power, or even a bigger battery. Because I can't help but glance over at the Asus U41JF-A1—the Editors' Choice in this category—and notice it has a graphic switching technology, an 8-hour (84WH) battery, and $900 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2011 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s a tough ask to find something this desirable and flexible this side of £1500 – a Sony Z-series is half a kilogram lighter, but half-a-grand pricier in its most basic spec. Which makes this 13in Macbook Pro all the laptop you’ll ever need (unless you give in to your desires and buy the 15in).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2011
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s a tough ask to find something this desirable and flexible this side of £1500 – a Sony Z-series is half a kilogram lighter, but half-a-grand pricier in its most basic spec. Which makes this 13in Macbook Pro all the laptop you’ll ever need (unless you give in to your desires and buy the 15in).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch review
Source: CNet English
With the Earth having completed yet another celestial orbit, Apple has once again given its MacBook Pro line of laptops a refresh. This time the overhaul is largely internal, with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors the star of the show. We have a few gripes with Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro for spring 2011, but we can't deny that it's still the slickest, coolest and most enjoyable laptop money can currently buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2011)
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple has once again created a winning notebook. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is considerably faster than its predecessor yet lasts over 8 hours on a charge. We also like the new FaceTime HD camera and look forward to seeing Thunderbolt-enabled peripherals that take advantage of the new port. Gamers and other users who want more graphics power will want to look elsewhere. And the 13-inch MacBook Air offers a higher-resolution display in a much thinner and lighter package. But if you have a need for speed and epic endurance, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will definitely satisfy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
New MacBook Pro Review 13? (part 1)
Source: Notebooks.com English
At 2.3 lb, the 13? MacBook Air is a hair over half the weight of the 13? MacBook Pro, which weighs in at 4.6 pounds. That’s still a pretty light computer and you might find yourself saying ‘it’s not ‘hat bad’ when you check it out at a store, but it can really weigh on you if you’re a highly mobile user. The MacBook Air is clearly the future of Apple’s mobile computers. The latest MacBook Pro is an evolution of an old theme, albeit a very good one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2011
93% Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2011 Version)
Source: Computer Shopper English
With Apple having an ever-increasing presence in the the homes of everyday users, the company has recently been making aggressive moves in terms of affordability versus performance in its desktops and laptops. Apple's entry-level MacBook Pro gets beefed-up insides without an increase in price, giving it a huge edge over its thin-and-light competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 93%

Foreign Reviews

MacBook Pros
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2011
87% Test Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz Dual-Core, glare)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 75% display: 83% mobility: 88% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 84%
87% Test Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.7 GHz Dual-Core, glare)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 76% display: 83% mobility: 88% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 87%
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 88% features: 83% display: 78% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 77%
83% Test: Apple MacBook Pro 13,3 Zoll (MC724D/A)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 71% performance: 79% features: 82% display: 100% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 80%
80% Apple Macbook Pro 13 Zoll (2011)
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Apple Macbook Pro 13,3'' (Early 2011)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 30%
Kerne und Teile
Source: c't - 7/11 German
performance good, battery runtime and fan noise bad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
88% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3"
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 87%
Новые MacBook Pro
Source: Zoom RU→EN
high performance
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2011

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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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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 %

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81.7%: 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, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)