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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03 (MacBook Pro 13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Graphics 6100, Core: 300 - 1050 MHz, dual-channel memory, 10.18.14.4156
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866, dual-channel, soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel, APPA02A, IPS screen, LED backlight, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Apple SSD SM0128G, 128 GB 
, PCIe 3.0 4x, 101 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: SD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: brightness sensor
Networking
Broadcom BCM94360CS (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 314 x 219 ( = 0.71 x 12.36 x 8.62 in)
Battery
75 Wh Lithium-Polymer, non-removable (glued)
Operating System
Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Camera
Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 60 watt power supply, leaflets
Weight
1.58 kg ( = 55.73 oz / 3.48 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro

 

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Average Score: 89.3% - very good
Average of 30 scores (from 39 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 84%, features: 81%, display: 96% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 97%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03

86% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions | Notebookcheck
Encore une fois. Apple's workhorse in the form of a compact 13-inch goes into the next round. An overview of the most important modifications: New Force Touch touchpad, update to Intel's Broadwell CPU including an Iris Graphics 6100, faster PCIe-based SSD, and a larger battery. We are putting the 2015 model through its paces, and present our first results to bridge the time until publishing our complete test report.
86% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
May the Force be with you. An innovative new Force Touch trackpad is probably the most interesting new feature of the early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13 – otherwise, there are more evolutionary than revolutionary changes. Even though the overall package is once again convincing: The Windows competition can close the gap.
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro
Source: It Pro English
The 13in MacBook Pro isn’t quite in the mobile workstation class and, try as we might, we don’t find the new Force Touch trackpad as innovative as Apple seems to think it is. Even so, it provides solid performance at a competitive mid-range price – as long as you don’t need to buy too many upgrades – and its outstanding battery live ensures that it will really earn its keep when you’re on the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Which flagship ultraportable laptop reigns supreme?
Source: PC Pro English
These two laptops are the giants of the ultraportable world. Portable enough to be carried around all day, yet powerful enough to carry our serious work, they’re workhorses through and through. They’re both fabulous machines to work on and use: long-lasting, comfortable to type on and carry.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2015
80% Apple MacBook Pro
Source: Computer Shopper English
Nevertheless, you simply can't say "excellence in laptop computing" without including Apple. The impression the Retina Pro conveys isn't about speeds and feeds but about being, more so than its rivals, a genuine pleasure to use. It's an intangible, but put it this way: Going into this review, we thought we'd acknowledge all the competition and not give the MacBook Pro an Editors' Choice. We couldn't.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Retina display (2015)
Source: PC Authority English
Elsewhere, essentials such as the backlit keyboard continue to satisfy: the keys are well spaced, with a lovely crisp bounce. The speakers and webcam are surprisingly capable by laptop standards. And with twin Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, HDMI output and an SD slot, there’s plenty of scope for expansion. The only small annoyance is the way SD cards still stick out of the reader slot by 15mm. The new 13in MacBook Pro is an even more attractive proposition than before. It’s light, powerful and obscenely long-lasting. This is as good as it gets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro
Source: It Pro English
The 13in MacBook Pro isn’t quite in the mobile workstation class and, try as we might, we don’t find the new Force Touch trackpad as innovative as Apple seems to think it is. Even so, it provides solid performance at a competitive mid-range price – as long as you don’t need to buy too many upgrades – and its outstanding battery live ensures that it will really earn its keep when you’re on the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 13in MacBook Pro review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In last year’s line-up, moving from entry to middle models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display meant gaining more memory and more storage. With this year’s range, it will cost you £200 just to add another ‘128 GB’ (actually a change from 121 GB to 250 GB). With that extra capacity in this middle model can come a near doubling in write speed though, which may prove very useful in some applications.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Which Mac laptop? MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro video comparison review, 13in Apple laptops compared
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
In 2013, when Apple reduced the price of the MacBook Pro with Retina display range, we stopped recommending the 13-inch MacBook Air on the basis that there was only £150 difference in price. As Apple has continued to drop prices we are still looking at just a £150 difference between the two ranges at the entry level. It's great to see Apple reducing prices across its MacBook ranges, but the lower prices of the MacBook Pro Retina range do have the effect of making the MacBook Air look less attractive in comparison
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2015
100% 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The only reason not to is if you don’t need a laptop this powerful. You can go from a desktop setup driving several high-res displays to working on the go with no impediments. It ticks every box a demanding owner could want, and the new Force Touch Trackpad is fantastic. It’s a wonderful laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
100% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display review (early 2015)
Source: Expert Reviews English
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display isn't a major leap forward in technology, but it didn't need to be. A better processor, battery life, faster storage and a Force Touch touchpad make it a worthwhile upgrade for those using almost any non-Retina MacBook Pro. The price premium over similarly specified Windows laptops is vast, but if you can afford it, the superior build quality, great OS and incredible battery life are worth it. If you're not completely convinced that Apple is the way to go then check out some alternatives in our regularly-updated Best Laptops and buying guide.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review
Source: Techradar English
Where the new MacBook sacrifices performance and ports for portability, the MacBook Pro makes no such compromises. It's lightweight enough that you needn't fear a dislocated shoulder from lugging it around, and the improved performance and battery life will delight road warriors and coffee shop loungers alike.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% New Processor and Force Touch Trackpad
Source: Digital Versus English
The MacBook Pro 13.3" is still an appealing product and performed excellently in our tests. The changes made to the 2015 model aren’t monumental, but they do make the device even more of a pleasure to use. If you’re looking for a top notebook (and if you have the means), this would be an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100%
100% MacBook Pro 13in (2015) review
Source: Stuff TV English
Apple hasn’t changed too many parts of the MacBook Pro for 2015. There’s a new trackpad and the latest generation of Intel CPUs, which deliver better stamina as well as a chunk more power. Owners of recent models needn’t offload their MacBook Pros just yet as they ultimately look, feel and perform quite similarly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
89% MacBook Pro with Retina
Source: Engadget English
The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro is mostly an incremental improvement over the previous model, with even faster disk speeds and stronger graphics, along with the same comfortable keyboard, slim design, long battery life and stunning screen. The only area where the MBP represents a possible step backward is the touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
100% New 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (early 2015, 2.7GHz) review: Just about the greatest upgrade any mobile computing user could ask for
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
While it looks just like every Retina-screened 13-inch MacBook before it, the Early 2015 revision is streets ahead of earlier models. Its storage speed is up to double the already ground-breaking speed of the 2013 model. The new Force Trackpad brings tangible benefits in touch control, with an intelligent coprocessor that helps interpret our digital movements. And the Broadwell processor, with other running changes too, has spearheaded just about the greatest upgrade any mobile computing user could ask for, namely insanely long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro
Source: It Pro English
The super-slim revamp of Apple’s aging MacBook laptop may have grabbed all the headlines recently, but this latest update of the MacBook Pro may well have more appeal for business users. Its performance won’t break any records, but the improved battery life provided by Intel’s new Broadwell processor is genuinely impressive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display
Source: It Pro English
The 13in MacBook Pro isn’t quite in the mobile workstation class and, try as we might, we don’t find the new Force Touch trackpad as innovative as Apple seems to think it is. Even so, it provides solid performance at a competitive mid-range price – as long as you don’t need to buy too many upgrades – and its outstanding battery live ensures that it will really earn its keep when you’re on the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (13-inch, 2015) review
Source: PC Pro English
Taken as a whole, 2015 sees the 13in MacBook Pro become an more attractive proposition than ever. It’s light, powerful and obscenely long lasting. The high-DPI display and all-round quality alone are enough to make us wonder why we’d spend £1,000 on any other laptop, and the innovative Force Touch trackpad simply adds to the attraction.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you
Source: Pocket Lint English
We've been bigger fans of the MacBook Air than the MacBook Pro in recent years, opting for lightness over the chunkier powerhouse, but that's changing with the release of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. The gap between the two is now more defined, making the Pro the more exciting option in many areas.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Source: Reg Hardware English
The MacBook Pro is meant to be Apple’s most powerful laptop for professional users, so the fact that the new Broadwell processor only just matches the performance of its Haswell predecessors is disappointing. The improved battery life is always welcome, of course, but that alone may not be enough of a reason for existing MacBook Pro users to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Macbook Pro 13-inch
Source: Digital Trends English
The refreshed MacBook Pro 13 with Retina is in many ways the same system we saw in 2012. It looks the same, weighs (almost) the same, and has the same display. Yet it feels different. Back in 2012, the Pro 13 was one of the most portable systems around, competing neck-and-neck with ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2015
90% Review: Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina (2015)
Source: Gadgetguy English
Beyond the teething process that is the new trackpad, the Apple MacBook Pro is practically perfect, arriving with the ports you need and performance you demand, as well as a weight and battery life that makes it very, very tempting for many. We find it particularly interesting that Apple has still managed to strike such a balance between performance and long-life that few PCs can nail themselves, though this could have as much to do with the operating system, as Mac OS is a very different beast compared to Windows.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
Review: 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2015)
Source: Gizmag English
But on the plus side, this Retina MacBook Pro has a full set of ports, a 23 percent bigger screen, (what should be) significantly faster performance and slightly longer battery life. The new MacBook is undoubtedly the sexy one, but this rMBP is still the workhorse – and possibly the best all-around notebook you can buy today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2015
80% Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2015)
Source: PC Mag English
This year's Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Retina Display ($1,299 as tested) looks the same as the previous model. But inside is neat update, with a fifth-generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 processor and the new Force Touch trackpad, which adds more functionality to your mouse clicks. It might not be of huge interest to you if you're using a 2012 or newer model, but if you're hanging on to that older MacBook Pro with an optical drive, it's a worthy upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Apple MacBook Pro
Source: CNet English
The updates to this 2015 version of the MacBook Pro look minor on paper, and in hands-on testing, it certainly works much like the same MacBook Pros we've been using for a couple of years. But, by keeping up with improvements in battery life and components, and adding surprises such as the Force Touch trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13- inch
Source: Laptop Mag English
Who needs a touch screen, anyway? Apple's new Force Touch trackpad has the potential for users to perform a much greater number of tasks than traditional touchpads, and gives Apple something to point to when its detractors complain about the lack of touch screens on its notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (early 2015)
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
It's easy to call many of Apple's products overpriced, and justify the added cost with build quality, excellent tech support and the cost of admission to OS X Yosemite. In the case of the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display, you're actually getting a good deal for your money: it's faster than competing Ultrabooks and it has better graphics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

78% Strahlender Laptop-Spitzenreiter
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 86% performance: 89% features: 59% display: 100% ergonomy: 64%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13,3" Retina Display Core i5 2,7 GHz 256 GB SSD (2015)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 87% display: 90%
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch
Source: c't - Heft 09/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/16/2015
91% Starker Akku, schnelle Grafik
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 96% features: 85% display: 95% mobility: 93% ergonomy: 90%
13 Zoll Apple MacBook Pro mit Retina-Display und Force Trackpad im Test
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2015
86% Mit Force Touch Trackpad und Retina-Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 86%
Model: Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2015-03
Source: Mac Life - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Stark, ausdauernd, anschlussfreudig
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2015
97% Das beste Notebook seiner Klasse
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 97% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 93%
91% Starker Akku, schnelle Grafik
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 87% features: 81% ergonomy: 98%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 13 pouces Retina (2015)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор нового MacBook. Просто MacBook
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Very good battery life. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2015
Apple Macbook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) – Найди Три Отличия
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Aluminum case; comfortable keyboard; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015

Comment

Intel Iris Graphics 6100: Integrated graphics card (GT3) in the Core processors of the Boradwell U-series (28 W TDP).  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.
5257U: Broadwell-based low-voltage dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated Iris Graphics 6100 GPU 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.
1.58 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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).


89.3%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03-24 (Update: 2015-03-24)