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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency. There are some critical reviews about the battery and price.

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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, 2018 (MR9R2, MR9Q2, MR9U2, MR9V2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Touch Bar (2018) review

 

It looks like a copy and paste of last year's Pro, but this notebook is packed with new tech

More powerful innards ; Keyboard is quieter ; True Tone display is great ; Really nippy SSD

Expensive ; Touch Bar lacks support ; Non-Touch Bar model not (yet?) updated

A strong update to Apple’s 13-inch flagship notebook, not least if you look beyond the surface

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Alan Stonebridge (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, mid-2018) review

 

A solid improvement

Incredibly quick SSD ; True Tone for non-visual creativity ; Reasonable CPU and GPU boosts ; Quad-core processors with Hyper-Threading

Battery life ; Price is close to two grand

The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2018) is a welcome, but mostly straightforward, improvement to a capable laptop.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Phin (3dworldmag.com)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018) and Blackmagic eGPU review

 

We need the software to catch up, but this pairing might just be that perfect balance of power and portability which creative pros have wanted for ever.

Delivers portability and power ; Fast and capable

Apps likely need to be tweaked to be able to access the eGPU’s power ; A significant investment

As it stands, it may be that the apps you depend on can’t access the eGPU’s power, but the potential here is huge, and at a purely hardware level, this is a wonderfully capable, flexible set-up.

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Expert review by : Clare Hopping , Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2018) review: Perfection, redefined

 

Apple's latest 13in notebook is virtually flawless

Outstanding speed; Longer battery life; Attractive design

Expensive

The 2018 update to the 13in MacBook Pro isn’t just the best MacBook Pro ever, it’s the best laptop ever, too. It’s pricey, but if you can afford it then you won’t regret it.

Oct, 2018

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

MacBook Pro 13in 2018 review

 

In 2018 the 13in MacBook Pro finally owns its pro status with quad-core processors, but is that enough to make this a suitable model for pros? We investigate in our 13in MacBook Pro 2018 review.

We are pleased that Apple has finally started to offer what can be considered a professional machine in the 13in form. There is no longer such a world of difference between the 13in and 15in MacBook Pro, apart from graphics power with the integrated...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomshardware.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) Review: Actually for Pros

 

Dual-core processors just aren't enough for real professionals anymore. Graphics work, video editing and photo manipulation require more power than ever. And while Apple caught flack for a lack of power in the 13-inch MacBook Pro last year, the...

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro refresh offers strong CPU performance and blazing fast SSDs worthy of the Pro name, but it could use longer battery life and is still short on ports.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up

 

The 2018 MacBook Pro is precisely the upgrade Mac fans have been waiting for. It's faster, and fixes one of the most common keyboard issues from the last generation, that error-prone keyboard. But the upgrades come a little too late, and Apple is...

Faster than before thanks to 8th gen Intel CPUs ; Better battery life ; Refined keyboard

Still stuck with 4 USB-C ports (get your dongles ready) ; No dedicated graphics on the 13-inch model ; Touch Bar still needs work to truly replace function keys ; PC competition offers more compelling 13-inch laptop hardware

While this latest generation of the MacBook Pro might seem understated, it's a more significant upgrade than last year's, when Apple just added some aging CPUs. These new models are more powerful than ever -- though, if that's your main concern, you...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2018, Touch Bar)

 

A pricey but superior tool for creative pros, 2018's Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro brings four-core moxie to Apple's handsome ultraportable, with options for cavernous local storage.

Excellent touchpad. Gorgeous display. Titanic-capacity SSD in test model. Improved keyboard comfort. Full-disk encryption. "Hey Siri" functionality.

No option for discrete graphics. Using ports will require adapters or dongles, in most cases. Expensive as configured.

Bottom Line: A pricey but superior tool for creative pros, 2018's Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro brings four-core moxie to Apple's handsome ultraportable, with options for cavernous local storage.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018) Review

 

Sept. 24 Update: macOS Mojave is now available for download! Check out our review to see if you should update now , or wait and see.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Neil Hughes (appleinsider.com)

2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

 

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

Jul, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):58
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:128
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3EA5
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude: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

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:OPI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.8 / 4.5
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8259U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1528
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
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® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):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® 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® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:135935
Processor code:SRCKB
Processor package size:46 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:macOS Mojave

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:256 / 512
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:212.4
Height :14.9
Weight:1.37
Width:304.1