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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (early 2015)

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (early 2015)

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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.

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 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.

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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

Reviews

92
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

91
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 9
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Mac OS
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.719
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 1220
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Midsize
13.322
Other
Mac OS
Core i5
2.719
81
Trackpad
Displayport, Hdmi
Up to 1220

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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.

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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89
 

User Reviews

90
UncleLincoln
Solid and quick, like any $1500 notebook in 2015 should be. The only potential...read more
90
winterjoey
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
alexander.clark
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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