Apple MacBook Pro 13: the expectations created




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Excellent screen
Long battery life
Good construction Hansa
Silent cooling


Components are not replaceable
Expensive upgrades

In October 2013, Apple released a series of revamped MacBooks. The design of the laptop remained virtually unchanged from the previous generation, but under the hood was the Ivy Bridge by Haswell hardware replacement and the wifi speed was boosted to 802.11ac. Some time back reviewden we the 15 “model, where we came to the conclusion that the new hardware was only faster, but also did good business for the battery life. Moreover, Apple revealed the Retina display, that was not wrong, yet to have. better calibrated In this review we take the 13 “MacBook in hand and we study this model is as good as its more expensive big brother.

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In 2008, Apple released the first MacBook Pro unibody and since then the typical aluminum housing has become synonymous with MacBook laptops. In models with Retina display are super drive and hard disk omitted, so that the thickness of the housing could be reduced to about 11 millimeters, 17 millimeters where that was in previous versions. According to rumors, Apple will soon stop altogether incidentally producing 13 “MacBooks without Retina display.

The unibody is consist of two pieces of aluminum produced, wherein the bottom can be removed. This construction has the effect that the laptop is very firm to the touch, it already knows to springs. The outside of the aluminum lid under pressure That strength will come with a price; namely the weight is 1541 grams, while comparable ultrabooks often sit under the 1400 grams.

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Keyboard and touchpad

Apple seems to have the keyboards of laptops over the years has not changed and we can therefore say that the keys feel like that of a typical MacBook. This means that the buttons are smooth with a light dimple that you should keep. Fingers in place The sturdy construction of laptop implies that the keys have a clear attack. The travel is an ultrabook laptop like okay, but allow themselves to further press anything. Keys of the old, thicker MacBooks

The glass touchpads on previous MacBooks, we still have the very pleasant working experience and precise, and this MacBook Pro does not change this. All possible multitouch gestures are easy to perform and the system responds accurately. Naturally, not only by the touchpad, but also by the implementation of the movements in the operating system.

The older MacBooks were equipped with a slot for the SuperDrive on the right side of the laptop, making all connections were left. In Retina MacBooks are the connections better distributed. Links we find two Thunderbolt ports to which via mini display port monitors can also be connected. In addition, there is a USB 3.0 port and a headphone output. The latest generation of MacBook Pro is recognizable by the two holes, which form stereo microphone and located next to the headphone jack located on the right.

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Right so no SuperDrive, but the second USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port and a SD card reader. Conduct the cable from Thunderbolt to Ethernet and Firewire are not included but are loosely to purchase. Those who still have monitors with d-Sub or DVI connector can also purchase before adapter cables.

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