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Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
6.7 out of 10

Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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Apple Macbook Pro MB990LL / A 13,3-tommer Laptop Review

IT Posts
8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: MacBook Pro MB990LL / A er perfekt til hvem, der ønsker en fuld-kendetegnet laptop på en gå. Det bruger en enkelt blok af aluminium unibody-design er både smuk og praktisk. Præcisionen konstruktion giver enheden en følelse af soliditet. Tastaturet automatisk lyser op som det rum mørkere baggrund.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.3
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 9
8.5
Gaming performance 7
7.1
Connectivity 6
6.1
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 8
7.8

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 2.5 GHz Mid 2012 Notebook

Notebookcheck
8 August 2012
  • Summary: Entry-level "Pro". Apple's MacBook Pro series has been enjoying great popularity for many years now. The notebooks from Cupertino offer high performance, look great, and seem to retain their value better than any competitor's product.
  • Pros: - excellent build quality, - good display, - large trackpad with comprehensive gesture support, - long battery life, - compact dimensions, - comparatively high performance, The construction is exemplary. The notebook is sturdy yet compact. Even though the display lid is very thin, it's torsionall...
  • Cons: - low display resolution, - slow hard drive, - SSD at a premium, - battery not user exchangeable, - fan is loud under load
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2012)

PC Magazine
3 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2012) gives us the familiar MacBook design with speedier performance and new faster USB 3.0 connections.
  • Pros: Solid construction and classic design. New Intel Core i7 processor gives performance a boost. Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 offer speedy connectivity.
  • Cons: No HDMI without an extra dongle. Boilerplate resolution.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 9
8.8
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.3
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 8
8.4
Gaming performance 6
6.3
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)

Notebookcheck
17 April 2011
  • Summary: The Little Guy. The smallest MacBook Pro with a 2.3 GHz Core i5 is the least expensive of Apple's MacBook Pro series. Not much has changed on the outside, but a whole new world awaits within. Will these novelties help or hinder the featherweight contender?
  • Pros: Low System Noise Under Light Use, Unibody Case, Keyboard, Bright, High-Contrast Display, Color Space, Performance, Battery Life Under Light Use, An overall well-rounded laptop with very high-quality case and excellent display
  • Cons: Few Ports, Few Options, Relatively Heavy, Small Enter Button, Loud Under Heavy Use, CPU Clock Downsampled Under Very Heavy Use, Reflective Screen, Short Warranty, More ports and the option of a matte screen
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.7
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 8
8.3
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 9
8.7
Gaming performance 7
6.6
Connectivity 7
6.9
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
8.7

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.7 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)

Notebookcheck
17 April 2011
  • Summary: On the Edge. The speediest dual-core processor in a compact 13" case with quiet fans? Find out why this might be a problem for Windows (Bootcamp) users but of little significance for Mac OS X users.
  • Pros: Unchanged Excellent Aluminum Case, Outstanding Keyboard and Touchpad, Good Screen (except for reflections), Quiet Under Light Use, The seamless unibody case
  • Cons: No Matte Screen Available, CPU Downsampling und Heavy Use (Windows), No CPU Turbo Boost in Windows, A matte screen .  But then who'll buy the 15" version?
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Expert Review

HotHardware
28 March 2011
  • Summary: All in all, the new MacBook Pro impressed us on many fronts, not just its performance. It’s got a great-looking design, has one of the sturdiest chassis we’ve seen, a fantastic-looking display, and a keyboard and trackpad that are a pleasure to use.
  • Pros: Great overall performance, Decent 3D gaming performance, Amazing battery life, Excellent-quality display, Elegant design, Thunderbolt technology, Sturdy "unibody" design, Multi-touch gesture trackpad, Great Keyboard
  • Cons: Battery is not removable, 1,280x800 native resolution, Fan Can Get Noisy Under Load, No Thunderbolt peripherals available yet
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Apple MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge 13.3" Review (2011 Model)

PC Perspective
11 March 2011
  • Excerpt: After Apple released their new line of Macbook Pros on Feb. 24, many users thought Apple would do a basic performance bump of the system's hardware and send it out the door to consumers.
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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
1 March 2011
  • Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Thunderbolt) will continue to be Apple's best selling laptop, thanks to a component overhaul and new technologies like Thunderbolt and FaceTime HD.
  • Pros: Core i5 processor is a long time coming. Gorgeous Unibody enclosure. Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising. Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app. Backlit keyboard. Glass Clickpad has no equals.
  • Cons: Pricey. No improvement in graphics performance. Higher screen resolution not available.
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 8
7.8
Battery performance 9
8.9
Display 8
8.1
Weight 9
8.7
Noise 10
9.5
Gaming performance 7
6.8
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 9
8.5

Review Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2010-04 2.66 GHz Notebook

Notebookcheck
10 July 2010
  • Summary: Graphics Update. With the newest update to the MBP13 family, Apple has chosen to stick by the older Core 2 Duo processors in favor of new GeForce 320M graphics card. In the following review we will determine just how good the new graphics card is and if the surcharge for the 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo is...
  • Pros: Excellent unibody chassis, Very good input devices, Long battery life, Quiet during normal use with Mac OS X, Excellent mobility thanks to a low weight, compact dimensions and large battery capacity.
  • Cons: Reflective display, Few options for connectivity, No UMTS, Expensive premium for more powerful version, Utilizes an "older" generation processor, A matte display.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz)

PC Magazine
6 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Though it's only a component bump, the MacBook Pro 13-inch (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) is still a solid back-to-school, mainstream laptop.
  • Pros: Better battery life than its predecessors. Speed and memory bumps help performance. Unparalleled multi-touch gestures., Backlit keyboard. Excellent software bundle. Sturdy. Best looking chassis in its class.
  • Cons: Intel Core 2 Duos are an aging processor technology. Heavy for a 13-inch laptop.
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