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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.

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).

Engadget Review

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
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).

Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

100
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
60
Digital Trends
The MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar is beautiful, but flawed.
 
80
PC Mag
A pricey but superior tool for creative pros, 2018's Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro brings four-core moxie to Apple's handsome ultraportable, with options for cavernous local storage.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
The 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch is super fast and the keyboard is improved, but the battery life could be better.
 
90
Gizmodo
If you’re willing to pay the Apple tax for the 13-inch MacBook Pro you no longer have to feel quite so ashamed. This machine is so good the price almost feels worth it.
 
90
AppleInsider
The 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro is ultimately the sum of its parts, and that's what makes it a winner. Rather than trying to hang its hat on one thing, it builds on many things. Thankfully, it turns out the foundations Apple laid back in 2016 were pretty darn solid.

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