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Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 547 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity. There are mixed reviews on the keyboard and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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


Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

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.


Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

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...


Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

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.


Expert review by : Tom Brant (

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...


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Expert review by : Tom Brant (

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...


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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


Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

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.


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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

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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...


Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):49.2 / 54.5 / 63.5 / 71.8 / 74.9
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 7 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:30


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


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


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


Aspect Ratio:1.60:1 / 16:10
Display brightness:50 / 500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:227


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:64
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160 / 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 / 11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0x1926 / 0x1927 / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel Iris Graphics 5100 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


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 / 79
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Touch Bar:N / Y


Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-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


Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500 / 0 - 4570
Operating altitude:0 - 3000 / 0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-24 - 45 / -25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / USB Type-C
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
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
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


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


Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
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 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.3
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4278U / I5-5257U / I5-5287U / i5-6267U / I5-6287U / I5-6360U / i5-7287U / I7-5557U / i7-6567U / I7-6660U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / F0 / K1
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
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 Fast Memory Access:Y
Intel FDI Technology:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
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 / 84985 / 84988 / 84993 / 91156 / 91164 / 91166 / 91167 / 91169 / 97531
Processor code:SR1ZV / SR26E / SR26H / SR26K / 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


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y


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\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center / 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 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X Mavericks / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12


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
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:212.4 / 219 / 227
Height :14.9 / 18 / 24.1
Weight:1.37 / 1.57 / 1.58 / 2.06
Width:304.1 / 314 / 325