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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and usability. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the price. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 review: Ideal for the power user

 

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 review: Here's what we thought of Apple's latest and more powerful MacBook.

2016-12

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13in with Touch Bar review

 

Does the Touch Bar elevate the excellent 13in MacBook Pro to portable computer perfection?

A beautifully made, fantastically compact device ; The screen is fabulous ; There’s nothing nicer to type on ; Touch Bar looks awesome and has loads of potential ; More ports can only be a good thing

Lack of Touch Bar-supported apps limits its usefulness right now ; Not a huge real-world jump in power from entry-level model ; You’ll need adapters - at least in the early days

The new MacBook Pros are generally awesome, but this isn’t the pick of the range - at least not yet

2016-12

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Apple MacBook Pro 13in 2016 review

 

It may not have the Touch Bar, but this entry-level Pro is still a belter

Super compact ; Truly beautiful, sharp, punchy screen ; Larger trackpad for your gesturing pleasure ; Fabulous keyboard

Two ports won’t be enough for everyone ; Trackpad could do with more ‘click’ ; Significantly higher price for entry-level ; Some might want to wait for that sexy Touch Bar

Beautiful, compact and a pleasure to work on - the Touch Bar version is the attention grabber, but this entry-level model hits a very sweet spot indeed

2016-08

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro review

 

Apple's leading laptop finally catches up – and then some

Super-thin and light ; Touch Bar smartly designed ; Loads of USB-C ports ; Huge trackpad

Touch Bar needs more app support ; Direct light washes out Touch Bar display

To say the new MacBook Pro is a massive improvement over the previous model would be an understatement. It's more portable and more powerful, not to mention more enjoyable to use. But it's tough to justify the premium for that Touch Bar, no matter how...

2017-06

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2.9 GHz i5, Touch Bar) Notebook Review

 

The better 13-inch Pro? The MacBook Pro 13 Touch Bar is Apple's new 13-inch flagship model. Besides the obvious OLED display above the keyboard, however, there are more differences compared to the entry-level model with function keys. Is it worth the...

excellent chassis and build quality ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer speeds ; very good display with perfect scaling ; good speakers ; good battery runtimes ; steady performance, also on battery ; 4x...

...but reduced bandwidth for the ports on the right side ; neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issues with attached USB-C device ; poor webcam ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The two models of the new Apple MacBook Pro 13 are – as expected – similar in many respects. This includes the excellent chassis, which is still extremely sturdy despite the diet. You also get one of the best and brightest displays on the market,...

2016-12

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016) review

 

Thrifty shades of space gray

Alluring design ; Vibrant display ; Fast SSD ; Huge trackpad

Two USB-C ports forces compromise ; Keyboard too shallow for some

It's not without flaws, but the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a solid laptop that combines a highly attractive design with snappy storage, a gorgeous display and a trackpad the size of a saucer. But, if you didn't like the 12-inch MacBook's shallow...

2016-11

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Late 2016, 2 GHz i5, without Touch Bar) Laptop Review

 

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...

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

connectivity issues with 2.4 GHz WLAN and USB-C devices ; clattering fan on our test model ; only 3 ports ; very expensive – especially the upgrades ; poor webcam

Before we can get our hands on Apple's highly praised Touch Bar, we can review the entry-level model of the new MacBook Pro 13, which is already available. It is also supposed to replace the less expensive Air models in the medium-term if you ask...

2016-11

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) review: Air apparent

 

Apple's new entry-level MacBook Pro that is likely to woo MacBook Air users looking to upgrade without pushing the budget too hard. The entry-level MacBook Pro delivers a flagship laptop design from Apple that many will be happy with, without getting...

Great keyboard, stunning screen, big trackpad,

Lack of ports

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.

2016-10

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar: Thinner, brighter, faster, and very touchy feely

 

Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro range delivering a device that is thinner, lighter and more powerful, and we were at the Apple Event at the company's headquarters to check it out ahead of it going on sale in November.

2016-10

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Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2016, with Touch Bar)

 

The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup represents Apple's biggest laptop shake-up in years, taking what was already a a premium brand and pushing it up a notch.

2017-01

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):49.2 / 54.5
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:30

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:50 / 500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:64
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 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:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics / Intel Iris Plus Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 0x1927
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
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 / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:64 / 65 / 78 / 79
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:N / Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board
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
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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 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

Combo headphone/mic port:N / Y
DC-in jack:N / Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
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

Power

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

Processor

Bus type: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
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 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 / 2.9 / 2.90 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-6267U / I5-6287U / I5-6360U / i7-6567U / I7-6660U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 28
Tjunction:100

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 Flex Memory Access:Y
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 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):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:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:91156 / 91164 / 91166 / 91167 / 91169
Processor code:SR2JJ / SR2JK / SR2JL / SR2JM
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:- iMovie\n- GarageBand\n- iBooks\n- Safari\n- FaceTime\n- Time Machine\n- Photo Booth\n- iTunes\n- Game Center / 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
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: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
Solid-state drive capacity:1000
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:212.4 / 219
Height :14.9 / 18
Weight:1.37 / 1.58
Width:304.1 / 314