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7.8 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)

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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. In the past, the 13-inch MacBook Pro appeared to be the unloved stepchild of the family. Have things changed in 2012?
  • 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 torsionally rigid. Keyboard and touchpad are top-notch.
  • 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 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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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 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro (15 inch, Summer 2012)

CNET
21 February 2011
  • Summary: Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro help it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
  • Pros: A faster processor, improved graphics, and USB 3.0 highlight a series of internal improvements in the new 15-inch MacBook Pro .
  • Cons: The unchanged design is starting to feel a little dated. Any real structural changes, HDMI, higher-res displays, were reserved for the Retina display version of the MacBook Pro.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2012)

PC Magazine
8 November 2010
  • 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
8.0

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

PC Magazine
7 November 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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Overall 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (Thunderbolt)

PC Magazine
7 November 2010
  • 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 7
7.0

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Review

thinkdigit.com
4 October 2010
  • Summary: At Rs. 89,900, the latest Mac Book Pro 13 inch is certainly not for everybody. But its a rugged, highly functional piece of equipment that is also very easy on the eye. Not exactly value for money, but one would need to think very hard to find an Apple product that is. Just try to skip the Core 2 Duo version, if your budget permits it.
  • Pros: Built like a tank. We kid you not, Good performer, Great, polished interface
  • Cons: Not a significant hardware upgrade over its predecessor, Minor issues like sharp edges on the palm rest have been ignored, Not exactly value for money
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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 worth the price of admission.
  • 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 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 worth the price of admission.
  • 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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