Latest release in the range Apple, we’ve been running tests onMacBook Pro…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We’ve put this MacBook Pro through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
MacBook Pro compatible with internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the MacBook Pro, Apple offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
With a 13 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. Unlike some competitors, this model does not have a touch screen. It’s not prohibitive, but you may find it MacBook Pro less easy to use when you’re on the go.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Apple paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i5 1,4GHz. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it MacBook Prois a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 128 Gb. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
MacBook Pro the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this MacBook Pro a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Apple. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 13 inches, with a 2560×1600. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.37 kilogram.
Glossy screens are best suited to the indoor environment. Enhanced contrast, sharpness and color brightness are the main benefits you will get from this MacBook Pro. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
On the sound side, it MacBook Pro has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i5 1,4GHz. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Apple installed by default. There’s only the operating system. As a standard, you have some Mac OS on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.With 10 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
The MacBook Pro to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the MacBook Pro. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s hard to have a large, lightweight laptop; the compromise is made according to your use. The 13 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this MacBook Pro. You’ll have to remember to always carry a mouse with you. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
The backlit keypad of this MacBook Pro is simple and convenient for when you’re in a taxi or a dimly lit subway. In addition, the materials used are of good quality.
This model is supplied with a shiny slab. The rendering on screen is good. On the other hand, this last characteristic will be less interesting for outdoor use because of the sun reflections that will occur.
This model does not have a matt or anti-reflective tile. Also, you will avoid using this laptop outdoors or with too much light.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i5 1,4GHz, this model has a very low power consumption. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to reach that figure, because it’s an average estimate indicated by the manufacturer.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 10 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 128 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. Equipped with a compact 13 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
On the connector side, it MacBook Pro has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Apple clearly provides with this MacBook Pro a very good choice for the trip.
The MacBook Pro for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this MacBook Procorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Apple, there have been many improvements on the components. It is a laptop designed for multitasking presented with Mac OS, which will allow to manage at the same time the audio-video applications consuming calculations.
With this laptop, Apple has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Intel Core i5 1,4GHz and disk size of 128 Gb will be more than sufficient.
The designers of Apple have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. Here with 128 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 10 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Apple.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Apple made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
By choosing this MacBook Pro, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The MacBook Pro for online or local games.
Considering that today’s games involve a lot of fast movements, with thousands of calculations per second and requiring a lot of resources, this laptop can be made for that. Gone are the days of having to play where the computer is fixed; now you can play anywhere. On this MacBook Pro, Apple has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 2560×1600 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
The graphics card, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, and the processor Intel Core i5 1,4GHz, are of last generation, and allow to display beautiful images. This new chip increases gaming capacity and is perfectly suited for this type of use. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
What is expected from a gaming laptop is speed performance. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.With 128 Gb it MacBook Prois below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
A better access to wifi on this MacBook Pro that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.37 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
An excellent autonomy of 10 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 10 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
MacBook Pro the right choice for office automation ?
Apple has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their MacBook Pro. It is a mature product.
For those familiar with Microsoft Windows, this MacBook Pro may be a little unsettling. It has indeed an operating Mac OS system .
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Apple in this product line. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.37 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Equipped with a slab without specific treatment, we unfortunately see many reflections on this MacBook Pro. If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you will experience more eye strain. For bright areas, they are clearly cut out, the colours are intense, with a high degree of brightness and image sharpness.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the MacBook Pro.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 128 Gb. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive MacBook Procan be quickly filled.
Ultimately, this MacBook Pro is an intermediate choice. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.
What about the MacBook Pro ?
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. And it’s all at an affordable price – MacBook Pro from Apple.
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games