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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017 (MPXQ2, MPQV2, Z0UQ)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 675 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017 (MPXQ2, MPQV2, Z0UQ). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard, while many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

performance, usability, design, screen, portability

price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017 (MPXQ2, MPQV2, Z0UQ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

MacBook Pro

 

MacBook Pro review: Is Apple's ultra-expensive laptop worth the cash?

Stunning design and build quality ; Pro-quality screen ; Super-fast SSD ; Silky-smooth macOS

Middling processor ; Where are the ports? ; Too expensive given performance

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the best-designed laptop in the world, without question. Just consider whether you’re willing to pay for it.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) review

 

Apple's most powerful portable gets a performance boost for no extra cash. What's not to like?

Plenty of power and long-lasting battery life ; Gorgeous display is basically unrivalled ; Fantastic keyboard/touchpad combo

You’d better be ready to live the dongle life ; Loses cool points versus the Touch Bar model

Performance, portability and a sensible price make this the go-to MacBook Pro for anyone that isn’t tied to a desk

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2017) review

 

A faster, but still divisive, MacBook Pro

Stronger processor ; Faster RAM ; Same excellent design

Subpar battery life ; Keyboard learning curve ; Awfully pricey for the parts

The new MacBook Pro is a marked improvement, but clinging onto previously divisive design decisions only continue to hurt it in straight comparisons. While this update certainly doesn’t disappoint, apply due diligence before clicking the ‘buy’ button.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina review

 

When Apple whacked its super high-definition retina display into its 13-inch MacBook Pro last year , it also managed to make it much thinner. It brought it closer in size to the MacBook Air , and made it a far more viable option for people requiring...

Beautiful, high-definition display; Good battery life; Plenty of power; Solid, attractive design.

No Ethernet port; Still pretty pricey.

The 2013 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro has a super, pixel-packed screen, looks great, has good battery life and gives you a healthy boost of power over the MacBook Air, without bulging out your backpack too much. It'll set you back a pretty penny though.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 2017 review

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The previous Apple MacBook Pro was released barely at the end of 2016, and yet it's already getting an upgrade. This seemingly reflects Apple's new product strategy, focusing on small spec updates rather than huge changes. The good news is that the new...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) preview

 

Who is the 13-inch MacBook Pro for and is this mid-range Mac a good deal?

With all that in mind, and despite everything we’ve written above, if it’s a Mac you want we still think that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a better option than both the MacBook and the MacBook Air currently.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2017, Touch Bar)

 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets even better with a processor upgrade, vastly improved battery life, and a slight graphics bump. But the entry-level, non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a much better value.

Stunning Retina display. Sleek design. Excellent battery life. Above-average graphics performance

Expensive compared with entry-level, non-Touch Bar model. Very shallow key travel.

Don't get me wrong: There are countless ways to use the Touch Bar (here are 15 to start with), many of which could simplify the workflows of creative professionals. But most users likely won't get an extra $500 worth of enjoyment or productivity out of...

Jul, 2017

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2017)

 

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.

Excellent battery life. Thin and light. Crisp Retina display. Price drop from last year's model.

Connectivity limited to two USB-C ports. Small 128GB hard drive.

If you're willing to spend a bit more than the $1,299 base price, you can outfit the MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD for an additional $200. That add-on will make its spec sheet nearly identical to the $1,799 Touch Bar version, with the only significant...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, without Touch Bar) Review

 

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...

excellent chassis and build quality ; huge trackpad – still best in class ; silent without high workloads ; very good speakers ; very good display with perfect scaling (typical for macOS) ; very long battery runtime

connectivity issues with 2.4 GHz WLAN and USB-C devices ; high-pitched fan noise under load ; only 3 ports ; very expensive – especially the upgrades ; poor webcam

The biggest difference between the two available 13-inch MacBook Pro models from Apple is not only the Touch Bar above the keyboard, but also the cooling. The more expensive model gets a superior solution with two fans, while the cheaper test model...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, 2017) review: Faster but still expensive

 

It's barely six months since Apple revamped the entire MacBook Pro range, introducing the eye-catching Touch Bar on several models -- along with eye-watering price rises, courtesy of Brexit. So the new models introduced at Apple's World Wide Developer...

Ultraportable, slimline design ; Weighs 1.37kg ; Bright, colourful Retina Display ; Kaby Lake processor update

Very expensive ; No discrete GPU ; USB-C connectivity only

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:49.2
Battery capacity (Watt hours):41.4 / 49.2 / 54.5 / 58 / 71.8 / 74.9
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:30 / 720

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:N

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Bronze / Gold
Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:50 / 500
Display diagonal:30.5 / 33.8 / 39.1
Display Resolution:2304 x 1440 / 2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD / WQXGA
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:226 / 227 / 27
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:128 / 64
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304 / 5120 x 2880
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel Iris Pro Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 0x1927 / 0x5926 / 0x5927 / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6400M / Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel Iris Graphics 5100 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / French / German / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65 / 78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Touch Bar:N / Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):1300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10000 / 0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Power cord included:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y
DC-in jack:N / Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:Y
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:29 / 60 / 61

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.3 / 3.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4278U / i5-6267U / I5-6287U / I5-6360U / i5-7267U / i5-7287U / i5-7360U / i7-6567U / I7-6660U / i7-7567U / i7-7660U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / K1
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:83508 / 91156 / 91164 / 91166 / 91167 / 91169 / 97528 / 97531 / 97535 / 97537 / 97541
Processor code:SR1ZV / SR2JJ / SR2JK / SR2JL / SR2JM
Processor package size:40 / 42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / - iPhoto\n- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- Pages\n- Numbers\n- Keynote\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- Mail\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center\n- Mac App Store / iMovie, GarageBand, iBooks, Safari, FaceTime, Time Machine, Photo Booth, iTunes, Game Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / iMovie\nGarageBand\nSiri\nSafari\nFaceTime\niTunes\niBooks\nApp Store\nTime Machine / iPhoto\niMovie\nGarageBand\nPages\nNumbers\nKeynote\niBooks\nSafari\nMail\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite / Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan / Mac OS X Mavericks / macOS Mojave / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:196.5 / 212 / 212.4 / 219
Height :14.9 / 18
Height (front):3.5
Height (rear):1.31
Weight:1.34 / 1.37 / 1.57 / 1.58 / 920
Width:280.5 / 304.1 / 314