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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 313 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 design. The portability and usability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the connectivity 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 Retina 13-inch, Late 2016 (MLH12, MLVP2, MNQF2, MNQG2, MPDK2, MPDL2, MLL42, MLUQ2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = 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

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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

Expert review by (engadget.com)

MacBook Pro review (2016): A step forward and a step back

 

There's lots to like about the new MacBook Pro: its slimmed-down design, brighter screen, improved audio, faster graphics and disk speeds. But by doing things like removing full-sized USB ports, the memory card reader and even the Function row, Apple...

Attractive and well-built ; Thinner and lighter ; Retina screen is brighter and more colorful than ever ; Impressive audio quality ; Fast performance, especially the disk speeds ; Touch ID is a useful addition ; Spacious trackpad

Expensive with the Touch Bar ; Easy to accidentally hit the Touch Bar instead of the Delete key ; No memory card slot ; The only ports are USB-C ports ; Rated battery life is shorter this year ; No more MagSafe

I'm one of many Mac owners out there who has been waiting for Apple to upgrade the MacBook Pro line. Now that it finally has, I find the new laptop isn't quite what I wanted. For me, the ideal MacBook Pro is actually a mashup between this and last...

2016-11

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

13-inch MacBook Pro (2016)

 

The MacBook Pro line has long represented the pinnacle of stylish and sturdy laptop design, and the overhauled 2016 edition is a huge refinement on Apple's already great formula.

2016-11

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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

 

Apple 's taking big swings with the new MacBook Pro . Some land square, some miss their mark. Altogether, this is a beautiful, powerful machine that almost everyone will want, but consider the trade-offs carefully.

The inventive Touch Bar streamlines work and saves clicks, and Apple has improved almost every part of the thinner, lighter MacBook Pro, including a larger touchpad, faster components and a flatter keyboard. iPhone's Touch ID is handy on the Mac, too.

You're paying a hefty premium for the Touch Bar, which supports only a limited handful of Apple apps for now. The USB-C-only ports mean carrying a bag full of dongles. The lack of high-end graphics or huge RAM options in the 13-inch model may frustrate...

Apple's smart, useful Touch Bar makes it well worth splurging on the step-up version of the streamlined 13-inch MacBook Pro.

2016-11

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

MacBook Pro review: the Air apparent

 

More power, more portability, more dongles

Brilliant display ; Enormous, luxurious trackpad ; Sumptuous industrial design ; Balances performance, battery life, and size superbly well

No SD card slot or regular USB ports ; High price is compounded by the catalog of extra dongles you have to buy ; Carrying the dongles is annoying, forgetting them is doubly so

2016-11

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016) review

 

Editors' note (June 8, 2017): At this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple gave its laptop line a modest makeover with some updated components -- faster, more powerful Intel processors across the board, and more robust graphics chips for the...

A massive touchpad dominates this incredibly skinny, high-powered laptop. The screen really pops, with less bezel and wider color range. Adding space grey as a color option gives it a bold, mod look.

This version leaves out the amazing new Touch Bar. It's more expensive than the model it replaces and has only a pair of USB-C ports plus a headphone jack for wired connectivity. The shallow keyboard takes getting used to.

While it's missing the buzzworthy Touch Bar, the entry-level MacBook Pro is effectively the redesigned and updated 'Retina MacBook Air' that you've been waiting for.

2016-10

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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

2016-11

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
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)
Standby time:30

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Embedded DRAM (eDRAM) memory:64
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 32
Maximum Resolution:5120 x 2880
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version: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
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 0x1927
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel Iris Graphics 550 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
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 / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:N / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type: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 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
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 / No

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:N / No / Y
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2 / 4

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+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 i7-6xxx / 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 / FCBGA1356
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:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: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 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes

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
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra / macOS Sierra / macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

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