Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (early 2015)

89
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

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

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MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2015)

The refreshed Retina display MacBook Pro brings faster performance and longer battery life, along with the same stunning screen and comfortable keyboard. This time around, though, Apple also traded in its already-best-in-class trackpad for a new, pressure-sensitive one. While it's almost as comfortable to use as its predecessor, we're not convinced these new touchpad tricks were worth making the switch. That said, the 13-inch Retina MBP remains one of the few laptops of this size that offers such long battery life and this kind ofgraphics clout.

Pros
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Long battery life
  • Good graphics, even faster SSD speeds
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • New trackpad takes getting used to; Force Touch gestures aren't that useful
  • Discrete graphics still not an option on the 13-inch Pro
  • The machine isn't any thinner or lighter than it was a year and a half ago
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Portability (size / weight)

87
 

Battery life

92
 

Expandability

78
 

Design and form factor

88
 

Durability

100
 

Speed and features

94
 

Display

100
 

How It Stacks Up

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84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
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78
 

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89
 

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86
 

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80
 
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87
 

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93
 
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