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Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Graphics 540, Core: 900 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
13.3 inch , 2560x1600 pixel 227 PPI, APPA034, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset port, 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): 15 x 304 x 212 ( = 0.59 x 11.97 x 8.35 in)
Battery
54 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Apple macOS 10.12 Sierra
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speaker, Keyboard: Chiclet (Butterfly v2), Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.37 kg ( = 48.33 oz / 3.02 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1699 Euro

 

Average Score: 84.05% - good
Average of 28 scores (from 61 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 83%, features: 60%, display: 97% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

88.5% Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2 GHz i5, without Touch Bar) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Brilliant, even without Touch? The new MacBook Pro laptops have arrived. The most striking new feature: a Touch Bar instead of function keys. Apple still offers a model without this novelty, and wants to target the "entry-level sector" – price: 1699 Euros ($1499). We already have a device in our editorial office and will share our results in this live review.
82% Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch (no Touch Bar)
Source: Gadgetguy English
I know what I’m doing more with Windows than with a Mac. But I must say that this entry level 13 inch MacBook Pro makes the thought of switching extremely tempting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90%
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
If you're looking for the best all-around MacBook in the 2016 lineup, you should definitely get the one that has an updated Retina screen, fast Intel Core i chip, plenty of pots, and a great keyboard. The problem? This laptop doesn't exist. While it's not too late to pick up a 2015 MacBook Air that comes close, our ideal MacBook continues to be imaginary.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2017
Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Review: the best laptop ever made just changed the scene forever
Source: Digital Spy English
More than laptop evolution, the 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar is computing revolution, and not just because of its innovative new input option. Yes, the OLED strip is a brilliant way to speed up whatever you're working on, but it's still early in its evolution cycle. There are already dozens of programmes that support it, and this figure is only set to grow. What really wows though, is how the whole package works together.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2016
Review new Apple MacBook Pro 2016 (13-inch)
Source: Bill Bennett English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts up in 12.6 seconds, pretty respectable. This is also running macOS 10.12.1 Sierra. Interestingly, there is no obvious startup button any more, you just hold down the rightmost end of the Touch Bar (it has a slight depression so you can find it with a finger tip) for a couple of seconds. You have to put in your passcode, starting up from off, but hereafter you can use a fingertip on this zone (you set this ability when you first set up your…
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2016
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review by a long-time MBP user
Source: Hardware Zone English
I think the easiest way to think of the new MacBook Pro notebooks is this: if you don’t mind the ports and the high price, then the new MacBook Pro notebooks are one of the best notebooks you can buy. It’s fantastically well made; it has a wonderful display, keyboard, and trackpad; and it offers really great performance for a 13-inch notebook with no discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
MacBook Pro: Too slow and not enough ‘pro’ [Review]
Source: Cult of Mac English
So the main question, is the new MacBook Pro worth its premium price tag? To be honest, I’m a little bit split. For a starting price of $1,799 for the base model, you want to be sure you need the upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2016
80% MacBook Pro 13-inch (Touch Bar) Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
It's easy to complain about the Touch Bar's shortcomings, but I'm not ready to write the feature off completely. It can seem a bit confusing and gimmicky at times, but it's bound to get a lot more use than the top row of keys you get on other laptops. And the potential for genuinely useful functionality is certainly there, even if a full touch screen would provide similar functionality in a more intuitive manner.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review by a long-time MBP user
Source: Hardware Zone English
I think the easiest way to think of the new MacBook Pro notebooks is this: if you don’t mind the ports and the high price, then the new MacBook Pro notebooks are one of the best notebooks you can buy. It’s fantastically well made; it has a wonderful display, keyboard, and trackpad; and it offers really great performance for a 13-inch notebook with no discrete graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review (late-2016)
Source: Slashgear English
That doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of potential for a small, full-color display that leaves your primary screen uncluttered and allows you to manipulate tools with one hand while you use the trackpad with the other. Just as Thunderbolt 3 needs time to gain traction, so the Touch Bar is dependent on third-party support and imagination to really come into its own. Life on the cutting edge is, inevitably, something of a gamble as you wait for everyone else to catch up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2016
86% MacBook Pro review (2016): A step forward and a step back
Source: Engadget English
There's lots to like about the new MacBook Pro: its slimmed-down design, brighter screen, improved audio, faster graphics and disk speeds. But by doing things like removing full-sized USB ports, the memory card reader and even the Function row, Apple seems to forgotten how many of us actually work. An even better MacBook Pro would be one that doesn't require users to make drastic changes to their workflow.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
76% Macbook Pro With Touch Bar Review: A Touch Of The Future
Source: The Verge English
The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is the first major laptop that tries to replicate that dream — not with individually reprogrammable keys, but with a thin touchscreen strip that can do even more. It adds touchscreen buttons and ever-changing digital controls to the familiar set of physical keys, and it has the potential to remake the keyboard in a way we've never seen before.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
MacBook Pro Review: Apple Sticks To Its Priorities, And Nails Most Of Them
Source: Fast Company English
Such a MacBook would be the modern-day descendant of the one that Steve Jobs put in the consumer/portable quadrant of his 1997 grid. Did I mention you can't make everybody happy with one kind of computer?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
70% 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs
Source: PC World English
For someone in my shoes, this 13-inch MacBook Pro is preferable to the 12-inch MacBook in Apple’s current lineup, and a solid replacement for my aging 13-inch MacBook Air. Its speed gains over the early 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro are marginal, but the graphics performance is much improved. If this machine isn’t Pro enough to do your best work, the Touch Bar models (especially the 15-inch version) have better specs—or you could try to hold out even longer for next year’s models, which will hopefully have Kaby Lake processors and perhaps 32GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
New Apple MacBooks: Are You Not Entertained?
Source: Forbes English
The new MacBooks announced the week before last were conservative except for the new Touch Bar. Don’t read conservative as easy. We must at the same time acknowledge, though, that like the iPhone 7, Apple changed almost everything with the new MacBooks. So how can you change everything and be conservative? Aside from Touch Bar, we had seen the Trackpad, keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth and display core technologies in prior products and Intel’s Skylake notebooks have been shipping over a year.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2016
Review: On the road with the 13-inch MacBook Pro
Source: Six Colours English
Would I choose this model over the new MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar and Touch ID? If money was no object, probably not. But if you’re a MacBook Air user (or were considering buying a MacBook Air), money will probably be relevant. This model is a tweener, to be sure, but it’s got a lot more than the MacBook can provide without the higher price tag of the Touch Bar models. Surely there’s a sweet spot there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2016
100% Apple MacBook Pro 2016 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Yes, I know that Apple’s prices have gone up across the board, but it’s far from the only tech company to make such a move, and when I look at what else you can get for similar money to this entry-level MacBook Pro I don’t see a great deal of temptation. Sure the Surface Book will tick more boxes for a certain type of user, but I’d say that this is the more universal device. I know one thing’s for sure: it’s going to feel like a big step back in time when Apple comes to collect this new MacBook Pro and I’m left with the chunky, ungainly 2015 model that I was still in love with just a few short days ago.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
MacBook Pro 2016 review: hands-on with Apple's latest high-end laptop
Source: Digital Spy English
Given its size, this entry-level MacBook Pro feels like as much of an overpowered MacBook Air replacement as a halfway house between the MacBook and Touch Bar-packing Pros. The lack of the Touch Bar is a bit of a shame, sure, but this machine serves a purpose in its own right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2016
MacBook Pro Reviews: Apple's Best Is Not Good Enough
Source: Forbes English
Apple and its fans would have you believe that the decisions made are common sense and of course this MacBook Pro is going to be suitable. Others will be convinced this has damaged the brand and usefulness of the laptop. The truth will lie somewhere in between.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
86% Macbook Pro Review: The Air Apparent
Source: The Verge English
The new MacBook Pro is as beautiful and desirable as ever, but using it is alienating to anyone living in the present. I agree with Apple’s vision of the future. I’m just not buying it today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2016)
Source: PC Mag English
Overall, the MacBook Pro is impressive, with improved screen quality and battery life over the previous model, and its use of 6th Generation Intel processors helps boost performance as well. Troubling though, is the move to USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 and the removal of on-board ports for Thunderbolt 2 and USB 2.0/3.0 (Type-A) devices. On the bright side, other PC makers are adopting USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, so many more compatible peripherals will be available soon. But should you buy one?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple Macbook Pro 13-Inch (2016) Review
Source: Gear Open English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro improves upon its predecessor in nearly every way. It’s faster, lighter and more compact, and it offers a brighter display and considerably longer battery life than most Windows machines. I also like the rich and powerful stereo speakers. However, while I’m glad Apple included 2 fast Thunderbolt 3 ports, I wish it kept a traditional USB 3.0 port around for charging the iPhone and connecting other peripherals, as well as an SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2016
70% 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2016)
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
On the upside, even though I don't think anyone thought that the already very slim outgoing Pro models needed to be even skinnier, this is a very good looking and portable machine. Materials, build and aesthetics are top notch. The display is one of the best I've seen on a 13" laptop, and it has low reflectance even when not set to high brightness. Performance is fine, though it's not faster than competing 13" Ultrabooks in the $1,000 tier (though storage is faster than most). Though the lack of currently popular ports is a problem, it's great to have two forward looking Thunderbolt 3 ports (though 1 is occupied by the charger). On the more expensive model, the 4 ports feel just about right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) preview: Air apparent
Source: Pocket Lint English
The entry-level MacBook Pro delivers a flagship laptop design from Apple that many will be happy with, without getting caught up in the new Touch Bar and Touch ID option. The looks, design, new keyboard and trackpad are all lovely. The screen is delicious too, certainly in comparison to the MacBook Air, making this a great entry-level (if you can say that for a £1449 laptop) machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2016
MacBook Pro (2016): Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
As previously mentioned, you get a Touch ID fingerprint reader on all Touch Bar-equipped models, which will give workers a nice security boost. Additionally, the trackpad has been scaled up (it's huge), and the keyboard has been updated to Apple's second-generation "butterfly switch" buttons. Exceedingly slim laptops don't always provide a great typing experience, though, so we're eager to put the slim new MacBook Pro's layout through its paces.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2016
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar: Thinner, brighter, faster, and very touchy feely
Source: Pocket Lint English
Adding the Touch Bar is a more innovative move. It gives Apple MacBook Pro users greater touch control they are probably used to without making the entire screen one big touch screen like the iPad. That was something that Steve Jobs always said was a big "no, no". But by adding touch elements that change an adapt, the laptop becomes a lot more intelligent, and smudge free.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2016
100% 13-inch MacBook Pro review: is this the power laptop to beat?
Source: T3 English
The Pro's performance is still excellent in this respect, anyway. If you have specific needs that prioritise lightness and battery life, you might consider the 13-inch MacBook Air, but for the majority of users, this entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is by far the better value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
The New MacBook Pro Is Here, and It’s Thinner & Lighter (with Only USB-C Ports & 3 Different Models)
Source: Lowyat.net English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and faster processor – and more USB-C ports – will go from $1,799 (approximately RM7,565), while the beefier and bigger 15-inch model retails from a whopping $2,399 (around RM10,090). The most affordable 13-inch MacBook Pro will start shipping today in the US, while the two higher-end models will only be available sometime in the next two to three weeks.
Positive: Excellent display; energy saving; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2016

Foreign Reviews

90% Macbook Pro 2016 – Das Lang Erwartete Update Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
89% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3" i5 2,0 Ghz 256 GB SSD (Herbst 2016)
Source: Computerbild - 26/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 89%
MacBook Pro 2016
Source: GMX Österreich German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2016
Ohne Touch Bar, aber mit schneller 15-Watt-CPU
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2016
83% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3 Zoll
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 74% features: 51% display: 100% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 100%
90% MacBook Pro 13 Zoll mit Touch Bar
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Portabler, aber reicht dem Profi die Power?
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2016
So fühlt sich die neue Touch Bar an
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2016
97% Überzeugt auch ohne Touch Bar
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 92%
Kann Apple mit der "Touch Bar" punkten?
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2016
89% Apple MacBook Pro 2016 im ersten Test: Ja, aber!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% ergonomy: 90%
Primer contacto con el Macbook Pro 13” 2016 sin TouchBar
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; good built quality. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Nadie entiende el MacBook Pro. Yo tampoco.
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive Touch Bar.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2016
Recensione: MacBook Pro 13" 2016 senza Touch Bar
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; great built quality; excellent display; comfortable keyboard; long battery life. Negative: No memory card slot; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Recensione MacBook Pro 13 2016: ecco il nuovo Air
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; high mobility; high performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016
MacBook Pro, le prime impressioni sono positive
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good ergonomy; impressive touch bar. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2016
Cara Apple, la Touch Bar l'ho vista su un Fujitsu del 2008
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Lightweight; good cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2016
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2016 13,3" met Touch Bar 256GB Spacegrijs - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 2016 13,3" Spacegrijs - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3" Review - Upgrade met concessies
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 2016 13,3" Spacegrijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : Apple MacBook Pro 13" avec Touch Bar, l'ultraportable qui séduit… contre toute attente
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 70%
80% Test Apple MacBook Pro 13 pouces 2016 (sans Touch Bar)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2016) : la prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive touch bar; excellent display; long battery life; good hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2016
82% Test laptopa Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13''
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% features: 61%
Обзор Apple MacBook Pro 13,3" и 15,4", Late 2016: форсированная эволюция
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent display; impressive Touch Bar. Negative: No SD card reader; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Retina (2016)
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; excellent display; high autonomy. Negative: High price; few ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2016
Обзор обзоров: MacBook Pro с тачбаром
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; compact size; excellent speakers; smart touch bar. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Предварительный обзор Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2016)
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; good display; high autonomy; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2016
Kipróbáltuk: MacBook Pro 2016
Source: HWSW HU→EN
Positive: Compact size; long battery life; excellent display. Negative: High price; few ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2017
80% MacBook Pro 13″ [Test]: MacBook Pro med magisk Touch Bar
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
85% Apple MacBook Pro 13″ 2016
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 100%
Macbook Pro: Så mycket bättre blir Mac med Touch Bar
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Positive: Great display; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2016

Comment

Model:

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro 2016 is offered in the same two sizes as the previous models – 13-inch and 15-inch. The smaller 13-inch model has been Apple’s best selling laptop and was the benchmark for many other manufacturers. The new MacBook Pro 13’s overall volume has been reduced dramatically. It is now 17% thinner than its predecessors, measuring up to 14,9 mm and weighing only 1,37 kg. With so much of its thickness shaved off, effective thermal management would be a definite concern for all users. This is why Apple had the forethought to incorporate variably intermittent fan blades throughout the system that can propel air and eliminate heat quietly through the structure.

The new Pro feature is a larger Force Touch trackpad, twice as spacious as the one on the previous model, providing users more room for finger gestures and clicks. The keyboard also received an upgrade to include the new butterfly mechanism that provides four times more key stability. The new display in the MacBook Pro has been heralded by Apple to be the best Retina display ever in a Mac notebook. The new and improved screen has a brighter LED backlighting and an increased contrast ratio, able to deliver deeper blacks and brighter whites. It is also 67% brighter, with a maximum brightness rating of 500 nits. Another important spec of the MacBook Pro that will endear it to creative professionals like photographers and videographers is its colour gamut, which is now 25% wider than the standard RGB and includes the P3 colour space.

The latest novelty of this notebook is the multi-touch bar. It is essentially a strip of glass built into the keyboard where the function keys used to be. Being contextually aware of whatever software is being used, the display on the touch bar changes automatically, depending on the software running at that instance to give easy access to the relevant tools, for example - system control like volume and brightness, interactive ways to adjust or browse through content, intelligent typing features like emoji and predictive text, and more. To access the function keys, simply hold down the FN key on the keyboard. Potential buyers should be aware that the touch bar is not available on the entry-level 13-inch models. The new MacBook Pro is also the first Mac to come with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which can be used to unlock the notebook in an instant and even switch between users. The Touch ID also enables fast and secure online purchases via Apple Pay.

At its core, the 13-inch models offer dual-core Intel i5 or i7 processors. On the memory front, the 13-inch models start with 8 GB of RAM, and are upgradeable to 16 GB. The MacBook Pro also has excellent battery life, being able to survive up to 10 hours on a single charge. Without a doubt, the new Macbook Pro 13 will continue to be Apple’s best selling laptop and will be the benchmark for many other future laptops. However, its hefty price tag is a major concern for potential buyers. The model that comes with the touch bar costs as much as a gaming laptop running on Windows. Apart from that, there have also been cases of faulty GPU in many of its first shipment. It is still unclear if this is actually a problem that will effect all models and if Apple will fix it soon.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel Iris Graphics 540: Integrated GPU (GT3e) with 48 EUs and dedicated eDRAM memory found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W series). 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.
6360U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 540 GPU with eDRAM memory and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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).


84.05%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW00ADSP
Iris Graphics 540, Core i7 6560U, 1.1 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13ISK-80SW0027UK
Iris Graphics 540, Core i7 6560U, 1.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017
Iris Plus Graphics 640, Core i5 7360U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook 12 2017
HD Graphics 615, Core m3 7Y32, 12", 0.92 kg
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" 1.8 GHz (2017)
HD Graphics 6000, Core i5 5350U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2017 Touchbar i5
Iris Plus Graphics 650, Core i5 7267U, 13.3", 1.37 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016 (2.9 GHz)
Iris Graphics 550, Core i5 6267U, 13.3", 1.358 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.9 GHz, 560)
Radeon Pro 560, Core i7 7820HQ, 15.4", 1.83 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555)
Radeon Pro 555, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.4", 1.83 kg
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, 12.9", 0.677 kg
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, 10.5", 0.469 kg
Apple iPad (2017)
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 9.7", 0.478 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.9 GHz, 460)
Radeon Pro 460, Core i7 6920HQ, 15.4", 1.83 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2016 (2.7 GHz, 455)
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11- 6 (Update: 2016-11- 6)