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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2018)

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MacBook Pro Review (2018): Apple’s apology to prosumers

MacBook Pro Review (2018): Apple’s apology to prosumers

Posted   07.22.18
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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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The 2018 MacBook Pro is precisely the upgrade Mac fans have been waiting for. It’s faster, and fixes one of the most common keyboard issues from the last generation, that error-prone keyboard. But the upgrades come a little too late, and Apple is basically just trying to keep up with more innovative and powerful PC laptops.

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Pros
  • Faster than before thanks to 8th gen Intel CPUs
  • Better battery life
  • Refined keyboard
Cons
  • Still stuck with 4 USB-C ports (get your dongles ready)
  • No dedicated graphics on the 13-inch model
  • Touch Bar still needs work to truly replace function keys
  • PC competition offers more compelling 13-inch laptop hardware

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
13.3in
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.3ghz
System RAM
8GB
Pointing device
Trackpad
Maximum battery life
Up to 10hr
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Maximum battery life
Midsize
13.3in
Other
Mac OS
Core i5
2.3ghz
8GB
Trackpad
Up to 10hr

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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