Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2019)
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Apple’s latest MacBook Pro isn’t the redesign some are waiting for. But it’s a strong refinement of the existing formula, particularly in the speed department. For $200 more than a MacBook Air, you get a much faster machine.
The new entry-level MacBook Pro is a much-needed upgrade.
Nathan IngrahamJuly 17, 2019
- Much faster than previous entry-level MacBook Pro
- Already-great display is better thanks to True Tone
- Spacious trackpad
- Touch ID is included
- Speakers sound great (for a laptop)
- Butterfly keyboard with shallow travel and questionable reliability
- Starts with only 128GB of storage
- Touch Bar still doesn't feel very useful
- Only two USB-C ports
MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2019)
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2019)
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsZDNet90A welcome update for the most affordable MacBook ProYou can argue about Apple's use of the term 'entry-level' for a laptop that has a starting price of £1299/$1299, but this new entry-level 13-inch model is certainly better value for money than its Touch Bar-less predecessor. It's only slightly more expensive than the MacBook Air, but provides a major increase in performance. And, with strong battery life and lightweight design, it's certainly an attractive option for business users who need a speedy workhorse laptop that they can carry on their travels.PC Mag80Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2019) ReviewThe 13-inch MacBook Pro is Apple's best ultraportable laptop, thanks to stylish looks, an excellent touchpad, and long battery life.Laptop Magazine80MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar (2019) ReviewThe 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar delivers even faster performance and a slightly better keyboard, but the battery life could be better.Mashable80Cheaper than before, but no game changerThe MacBook Air (2019) improves on the previous version in very minor ways.The Verge80MacBook Pro (mid-2019) ReviewOverall, this latest entry-level MacBook Pro addresses some of the issues from the prior model, while still leaving the door wide open for improvement on others. This machine performs better, is quieter and cooler to the touch, and is overall more pleasant to use than the model it replaces or the current MacBook Air.AppleInsider80Ultimate refinement without revolutionThe upgrade this year is solid and does show improvements. The 2019 model isn't like the quad-core that was introduced in 2018, which was a sea-change for the size versus the dual-core 2017. But, as with most other year-to-year update, with little other in the way of an upgrade there, are always people who would prefer to hold out just a year longer.Stuff100Apple MacBook Pro 13in (2019) reviewOnce hard to love, the entry-level MacBook Pro has with this update been transformed into a great buyGood Housekeeping90MacBook Pro 13-inch (mid 2019) ReviewThis is a more affordable version of Apple's most powerful laptop that's a little slower and with less storage space. It's still not cheap but, for those that want a capable laptop, it's a great buy.9to5Mac80MacBook Pro with Touch Bar ReviewThe strong CPU provides impressive performance for multicore workloads, even if it is somewhat bottlenecked by the integrated graphics.Apple has shown over the last couple of years that it truly cares about the Mac lineup, and professional users especially. This latest update shows that Apple is set on giving even users on its entry-level machines a worthwhile boost to performance and functionality.Digital Trends70Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar reviewApple’s new MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar is a beautiful machine, but it has several flaws, and it’s far too expensive. The update to 8th-gen makes buying a MacBook Pro viable again, but only the lack of updated entry-level options is disappointing.
- 68AVERAGE USER SCORE4 Reviewspjs_boston100December 27, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Better than any Windows notebook - ever.luca_xyz100December 26, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!love itBrian60December 26, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The lack of innovation in the MBP is not as distressing as the inability to maintain feature and capability parity at a similar price point to premium Windows devices. The MBP keyboard is not a problem to my mind, the screen is great, the USB-C charging is so welcome, and the trackpad works wonderfully well. The lack of an LTE option and no touchscreen make the MBP feel old and broken. The touchbar adds unwanted girth without delivering any benefit I can identify. Between that and the thick bezels, the size of the MBP exceeds my HP 1030 x360 G3, which is silly. Compared to my new Dragonfly it feels like a giant antique. Even with an i5 instead of an i7, battery life is nothing spectacular if you want the screen to stay comfortably bright, a disappointment really. The Dragonfly is only FHD but is usable in sunlight, tablet mode or not. Even the i7 1030 has better battery life, but the screen is not Dragonfly bright. Both HPs have LTE and cost the same or less than the MBP, which is why the MBap stayed home this Christmas. Quit protecting iPad Pro sales and give themMBPs touchscreens and LTE radios, Apple!!franklin248110August 6, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
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