Reviews and Problems with Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2nd Gen (2008-2012)
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13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro Review
25 March 2011
Excerpt: MacBook Pro refreshes aren’t as predictable as the faithful yearly launches of the iOS devices. They tend to come out of nowhere, like a bolt of lightning—and this one brought a surprising bolt of thunder, too. Yes, the MacBook Pro now sports a Thunderbolt port. Developed by Intel and Apple, it lets you attach external displays with a Mini DisplayPort connector, delivering audio and video.
Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.7 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)
22 December 2010
Conclusion: The powerful Core i7 version of the MacBook Pro 13" from early 2011 reveals various qualities in review. the high clock-rated Core i7-2620M pushes the cooling system to its limits , especially in Windows. Compared to the 2010 MBP 13, the model here shows substantially improved processor performance. The high energy consumption and fan kicking in earlier make their mark on the battery life. Nevertheless, the battery lasts a good while under typical everyday...
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
Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 2.5 GHz Mid 2012 Notebook
22 December 2010
Conclusion: The Apple MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 is, just like its predecessor, a powerful notebook with great battery life and outstanding build quality . But is has competition from two sides: the modern Ultrabooks on one, and Apple's own MacBook Air 13 Mid 2012 on the other. As the smallest member of the Pro-series, this notebook is supposed to deliver the correct balance between performance, mobility, and last but not least, price.
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
Review Apple MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 (2.3 GHz dual-core, glare-type screen)
22 December 2010
Conclusion: The high-quality case and price have not changed. While the quality of the case serves as an example , the high price to pay for this premium quality should come as no surprise. Among other highlights are the comfortable and conviently backlit keyboard as well as the high-quality screen, which does however reflect bright surroundings and for which the choice does not exist be replaced with a matte screen.
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
Conclusion: Bringing in an SD slot and bringing back the FireWire port—while also lowering prices—eliminated Apple's weakest links in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Add bigger, better battery life and you've got yourself a winner.
Pros: Very good processing parts for an entry-level machine. Unparalleled multi-touch gestures. Best-looking chassis in its class. Sturdy. Return of the FireWire port. Bigger, better battery life than its predecessor's. Lower prices. Backlit keyboard. Loaded with green cred. Now with an SD slot.
Cons: Base memory is little low for this day and age.
Excerpt: Looking for a new notebook for college or work? The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is the perfect edition to this luxury notebook family. In this article, I review this new addition to the Mac lineup and share my experience with this notebook.
Excerpt: With the new MacBook Pro lineup, the features on Apple's latest 13-inch aluminium laptops have been brought up to equal those found on the new 15-inch MacBook Pros. And the unit has been renamed MacBook Pro accordingly.
Pros: Has FireWire 800 port; improved battery life; high quality display; bootable SD card slot; entry-level price tag.
Cons: No matte screen option; no video adapters or Apple Remote included; no CPU or 7,200 rpm upgrade options available