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The 13-inch MacBook Pro vs. the competition: Small but effective

It's the thinnest and lightest one yet, but what do you do if you want an SD card reader?
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It's been a while since we've seen a revamp of the MacBook Pro, and this year's models are definitely a big change thanks to the new OLED touch bar. Meanwhile, rival companies have been busy releasing machines that are increasingly more powerful, slimmer and even a bit sexy. We've highlighted some of the more outstanding small and light machines on the market here to see which slim chassis brings the most thunder under the hood.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Surface Book i7 Dell XPS 13 HP Spectre 13.3
Price $1,499 / $1,799 / $1,999 $2,399 / $2,799 / $3,299 $800 / $1,000 / $1,150 / $1,300 / $1,400 / $1,650 / $1,850 $1,100 / $1,170
Dimensions 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 (304.1 x 212.4 x 14.9 mm) 12.30 x 9.14 x 0.90 inches (312.3 x 232.1 x 22.8 mm) 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33 inches (304 x 235 x 15 mm) 12.8 x 9.03 x 0.41 inches (325.12 x 229.36 x 10.41 mm)
Weight 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg) 3.63 pounds (1.65 kg) 2.7 (non-touch) or 2.9 (touch) pounds (1.2 or 1.29 kg) 2.45 pounds (1.11 kg)
OS macOS Sierra Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10
Display 13.3-inch IPS LED
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID
13.5-inch PixelSense touch 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touch or non-touch 13.3-inch BrightView LED / IPS LED
Resolution 2,560 x 1,600 (227 ppi) 3,000 x 2,000 (267 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (166 ppi) / 3,200 x 1,800 (276 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (166 ppi)
Processor Intel Core i5 (2.0 GHz) / Core i5 (2.9 GHz) Intel Core i7 Intel Core i3 (2.4 GHz) / Core i5 (3.1 GHz) / Core i7 (3.5 GHz) Intel Core i5 (2.5 GHz) / Core i7 (2.7 GHz)
Memory 8 GB 8 / 16 GB 4 / 8 / 16 GB 8 GB
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 540 / 550 NIVDIA GeForce GTX 965M Intel HD Graphics 620 Intel HD Graphics 620
Storage 256 / 512 GB 256 / 512 GB / 1 TB 128 / 256 / 512 GB 256 GB
Ports Thunderbolt 3 (x2) / Thunderbolt 3 (x4) USB 3.0 (x2), Mini DisplayPort, SD card reader USB 3.0 (x2), Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader USB Type-C (x3)
Wireless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 54.5 WHr, 10 hours / 49.2 WHr, 10 hours 16 hours 60 WHr, 18 hours 38 WHr, 9.75 hours

* Specs listed are for default configurations and do not include upgrade options available at checkout.

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