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Latest release in the range Apple, we’ve been running tests onMacbook Pro 13…What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Macbook Pro 13 compatible with internet use?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Apple with this Macbook Pro 13.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 13 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Intel Core i5-7360U, is a rational choice. Apple basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
With its 256 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. Apple is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
The Macbook Pro 13- the right model for streaming and videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Apple offers the Macbook Pro 13 perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Equipped with a small screen size, 13 inches, it has a resolution format 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 1.4 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Macbook Pro 13 has good components: board and integrated speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i5-7360U sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 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.
Connectivity is unlikely to be a priority for Apple. The Macbook Pro 13 only 2 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this Macbook Pro 13 one. Apple promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
The Macbook Pro 13 to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this Macbook Pro 13 from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 13 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i5-7360U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Apple must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 13 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 2 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The Macbook Pro 13 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. With this Macbook Pro 13, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Apple has designed an interesting product. Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i5-7360U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Apple made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 256 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. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. This means that you’ll have to be patient when you decide to transfer your audio-visual mounts to an external key or disk.
It Macbook Pro 13 is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
With this Macbook Pro 13 product, Appleoffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing.
The Macbook Pro 13 for online or local games.
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this Macbook Pro 13, the engineers of Apple have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. With a resolution in 2560×1600 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 card and processor Intel Core i5-7360U, Apple has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 and the processor Intel Core i5-7360U are raised to a very good level.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Apple has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
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.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Macbook Pro 13 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Macbook Pro 13 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.4 Kg.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Macbook Pro 13 is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Macbook Pro 13 for office automation ?
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Apple may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
A laptop that won’t match the users who have been won over to Windows. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model, with its 1.4 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Apple chose the matt tile option for thisMacbook Pro 13 that does not reflect light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
About storage, this model has average space . It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
Simply put, it’s not Macbook Pro 13 the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
The Macbook Pro 13 – in summary
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Macbook Pro 13′ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– office tasks
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games