Though MacBook Pro is not like the pro we’d like, but it is still the best mid-sized Mac laptop Apple offers. It can be bought from $1,299. The MacBook Pro is of two types – MacBook Pro 13″ i5 and the MacBook Pro Retina 16GB/512GB Flash/15″ i7. Both bring with them Intel’s 7th generation Retina displays, solid-state Flash storage, Kaby Lake chips, and Apple’s design expertise. There are, however, some crucial differences. In many ways, the 15-inch MacBook Pro deserves to be named ‘pro’ than its smaller sibling which is not the same machine in more miniature form. We offer both MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15″ at www.macrentalcompany.co.uk.
In fact, it had been argued to that the 13-inch MacBook Pro supposed not to be sold as a pro laptop. This actually depends on the definition of a pro and that it is not a good choice for non-pro users.
Price and Availability
The price for the 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at £1,249/$1,299 for the entry-level 2.3GHz model. The MacBook Pro 13-inch i5 is designed exactly like the previous generation, but there is one crucial difference. The kick-off price for the 13-inch model was £1,249/$1,299 when Apple launched the 2016 MacBook Pro – this was for an older 13-inch model with a 5th generation Intel processor (known as Broadwell). At that same time, the price of the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Skylake, which is the 6th generation Intel chip, was £1,449/$1,499.
Design and Build
What matters most in a laptop is what is on the inside, but let’s take a look at the outside of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro 13-inch has a premium design (as expected anyway). It comes in a darker, classic silver finish or an iPhone-inspired Space Grey. There is a stunning, eye-catching Retina display, which is a standard across all Apple laptops. Although, one may have to press harder on the keyboard of the MacBook Pro 13-inch for the keys to register – the keyboard is full-sized, and typing on it is pleasant.
The MacBook Pro 13-inch has a larger trackpad, and it is full of functionality, and it offers several gestures that may not be new to you if you are an iPhone user such as pinch to zoom. The same Touch Bar stripe that was designed in the previous generation is the same that is used at the top of the keyboard on all of the 15-inch models and the two of the 13-inch models.
If you decide to get a MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar, you will get a Touch ID fingerprint reader which will give you the ability to unlock your laptop with your fingerprint rather than the use of passwords. You will also make use of your fingerprint to pay for things using Apple Pay. You can use this to pay in stores but for online shopping.
The MacBook Pro is certainly not chubby even though, not as thin as the MacBook. It is just 1.49cm when closed, and it measures 30.41cm by 21.24cm. Alternatively, the MacBook is 1.31cm when closed, and this gives it an appearance of being even thinner as it tapers towards the edges to 0.35cm.
Features and Specs
The three main features of the MacBook Pro models that were introduced by Apple at WWDC in June 2017 include improved graphics, Kaby Lake processors, a new, lower price for the entry-level 13-inch model. The processor is the best of all, and it will make the new MacBook Pro rise above the previous versions. We have tested 2017’s 3.1GHz 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it works perfectly.
The RAM is another part of the 13-inch MacBook Pro which makes it seem lower than the 15-inch models. All the 13-inch models offer 8GB RAM which can also be increased to 16GB RAM. The 15-inch models ship with 16GB RAM as standard. You may not even need up to 16GB RAM in your laptop, but if you do think you might need more RAM in the future, you should upgrade it at the point of purchase because you might not be able to upgrade it later. If in case, you will need more than 16GB RAM, you will have to look elsewhere because the 15-inch model doesn’t even yet offer 32GB RAM.
The MacBook 13-inch models offer only integrated graphics cards, the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 or 650 (depending on your choice). The MacBook 15in models offer discrete graphics in the form of the Radeon Pro 555 or 560. Intel’s graphics use the computer’s RAM while the dedicate graphics or the discrete graphics cards have their own memory. This then shows that the 15-inch model can do a much better graphics intensive work than the 13-inch model.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a gorgeous, backlit Retina display which supports millions of colors and it looks amazing just like the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Though the 15-inch resolution has a native resolution that is a lower than 220 PPI, the display of the 13-inch MacBook Pro measures 13.3in diagonally, and it has 2560×1600 native resolution at 227 PPI. The brightness is 500 nits, and the screen is not bad though it does not have support for 1 billion colors and 8-bit dithering.
There are three types of 13-inch MacBook Pro model regarding storage. The first has 128GB storage. This may though be enough if you are only using it for document savings, but it will surely be filled up if you make a lot of home videos or have a large photo library. You can go for the next MacBook Pro which has a storing space of 256GB or 512GB or the last one which has 1TB of storage.
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