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Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core: 950 MHz, Memory: 1066 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-2133, Dual-Channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, APPA033, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Apple SSD AP0128, 128 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Headset, Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.9 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.59 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
Battery
54.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra
Camera
Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet (Butterfly v2), Keyboard Light: yes, 61-Watt USB-C-PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.37 kg ( = 48.33 oz / 3.02 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1499 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.27% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 43%, display: 92% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017

88.1% Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, without Touch Bar) Review | Notebookcheck
Annoying fan. The MacBook Pro 13 without Touch Bar gets the Kaby Lake update as well. Thanks to the lower price, longer battery runtimes, and function keys, the entry-level model could potentially be the better choice for many users. However, you also get a slightly less powerful processor as well as an annoying fan.
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Without Touch Bar) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The new MacBook Pro is an excellent ultraportable with a brighter display, more compact design, and superb battery life, but it's not the fastest.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MacBook Pro 13in (2017) review: A Kaby Lake-powered killer
Source: It Pro English
If you can stomach the eye-watering price and you don't mind going without the traditional complement of ports, the new MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops money can buy. Speed, power and razor-sharp design sensibilities make it an absolute delight to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are a user who needs a decent amount of power but you are baulking at the price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro the 13-inch model may well suffice, and if you need a bigger screen you can just plug it into a separate display. But if you are a creative pro looking for a powerful machine to match your graphics needs you aren’t going to find what you want in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 2017) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you can live without top models' glitzy Touch Bar, you might get Apple's best laptop bargain, though you'll want to invest in a storage upgrade and USB-C adapters.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you are a user who needs a decent amount of power but you are baulking at the price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro the 13-inch model may well suffice, and if you need a bigger screen you can just plug it into a separate display. But if you are a creative pro looking for a powerful machine to match your graphics needs you aren’t going to find what you want in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The base model MacBook Pro gets an updated processor and a price drop, making it the best choice for Mac shoppers who want a blend of power and relative affordability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% MacBook Pro 13in (2017) review: A Kaby Lake-powered killer
Source: It Pro English
If you can stomach the eye-watering price and you don't mind going without the traditional complement of ports, the new MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops money can buy. Speed, power and razor-sharp design sensibilities make it an absolute delight to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro (2017) review
Source: Stuff TV English
With macOS High Sierra set to arrive later in the year and streamline performance even further, this absolute workhorse of a laptop will be able to handle anything you can throw at it today, and will still be ticking over years down the line.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2017). Portátil 13,3" avanzado (1245 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2018
Recensione: MacBook Pro 13" (2017), Escape from the Touch Bar
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; comfortable keyboard; decent ergonomy; high autonomy. Negative: High price; no SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2018
100% Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13,3" i7 16GB/512GB ssd Spacegrijs (Qwerty) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
40% Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13,3" 128GB ssd Spacegrijs (Qwerty) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13,3" 128GB ssd Spacegrijs (Qwerty) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Apple MacBook Pro 2017 13,3" 128GB ssd Spacegrijs (Qwerty) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Test Af Macbook Pro 13” 2017
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test Av Macbook Pro 13 2017
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Model: The Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 does not look any different to last year’s model. It has the same svelte, all-aluminium chassis that feels immensely sturdy, the same Space Grey or Silver color choices, and the same shiny Apple logo etched into the lid. At a little under 1.4 kg, it’s not so light that user won’t notice it sitting in a bag, but it won’t give back strain just lifting the thing either. It’s only 15 mm thick, which is significantly skinnier than the previous generation design. There are lighter and thinner laptops out there but few of them can match it in terms of power as well as portability. Also unchanged for 2017 is the lack of connectivity at the sides. Users are going to need to pick up some dongles, as they only get a grand total of two USB-C ports. They double up as Thunderbolt 3 ports, so are super-quick when user plug in a compatible bit of hardware, but all other old gear is will require some kind of adapter. The MacBook Pro’s 2.560 x 1.600 pixels are plenty. The 13.3-inch panel is absolutely bursting with detail. Photos and videos are bursting with detail, but it is color vibrancy and accuracy where the screen really stands out. It covers the wide DCI-P3 color gamut. It really shows, with brilliantly bright hues, crisp pure whites and deep, inky blacks all sharing screen time together. Graphics professionals will be more than happy with the complete sRGB coverage. Brightness is impressive as well. Apple says it can hit an eyeball-searing 500 nits, which enables users to work outdoors and still see everything on screen clearly.

Essentially, Apple has made the jump to Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, which squeeze a little more performance out of the silicon than last year’s Skylake CPUs, without sapping any extra electricity from the battery. The 8 GB of RAM and crazy quick 256 GB PCIe SSD help keep MacOS running to speed. For graphics, it features an integrated Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics unit, which are better suited to decoding 4K video. This chip is also capable of some light gaming. When it comes to getting work done, there is nothing quite like the MacBook Pro. It’s all down to the backlit keyboard, which uses Apple’s custom butterfly switch design. Each key has a minuscule 0.7 mm of travel, but needs more force than a regular keyboard to activate. This non-Touch Bar model has physical function keys, which might not be as fancy or futuristic, but they aren’t draining battery life just by sitting there, which is a bonus. Pick up a MacBook Pro today and it will arrive with MacOS 10.12 Sierra. Apple’s last big update landed in 2016 and added useful extras like Siri and Picture-in-Picture mode. It also gave users an excellent iCloud integration throughout the operating system, which is very handy for anyone with an iPhone or iPad. The Macbook Pro is already a solid choice for professional users. This update made it even better. The price may be quite steep but to many, this is not a reason not to get it.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Integrated graphics card (GT3e), which is used for some Kaby Lake CPUs (ULV models, 15 Watts). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7360U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC (System on a Chip) for thin notebooks and Ultrabooks. Integrates two CPU cores clocked at 2.3-3.6 GHz as well as an Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU clocked at 300 - 1000 MHz and 64 MB eDRAM. Manufactured in a 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.37 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


82.27%: 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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Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core i7 7660U

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-07-12 (Update: 2017-07-12)