Updated 14 Feb 2018

Apple

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)

Snapshot: The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (MPXQ2X/A) laptop has a 13.3-inch screen. It has an Intel Core i5-7360U processor and 8GB RAM. How good is its display?

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2199

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Test results

Overall score
81
Design and use
?/10
Performance
?/10
Battery life
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good design and use.
  • Good battery life.
  • Very good performance.
  • Excellent colours on the screen.
  • Little reflectance.
  • Excellent brightness and contrast.
  • Very good video playback.
  • OK audio.
  • Excellent viewing angles.
  • Has 2 USB-C ports.
  • Has a light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness.
  • Fast overall charging time.
  • Large trackpad.

But

  • Front camera only.
  • Only two USB-C ports.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.

Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.

Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.

Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.

Price is from a July 2018 survey.

Key data

Brand survey results

Brand reliability (%)
93
Brand satisfaction (%)
90
Brand value for money (%)
65

Model

Avg price
$2199
Type
Standard
Full model number
MacBook Pro 13-inch (MPXQ2X/A)
Body type
Clamshell

Specifications

Screen size (in)
13.3
HDD (GB)
n/a
SSD (GB)
128
Available user space (GB)
98
RAM (GB)
8
Processor type
Intel Core i5-7360U
Cores
2
Processor model
Intel Core i5-7360U, 2.3GHz
Video type
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Video RAM (GB)
Shared
Native resolution
2560 x 1600
Weight with / without keyboard (kg)
1.4
Weight of power supply (kg)
0.3
Size HxDxW (mm)
15 x 212 x 304
Trackpad size (mm)
136 x 84
Average heavy use battery life (hr:min)
4:59
Average light use battery life (hr:min)
21:39

Features

Operating System supplied
macOS Sierra 10.12.6
Stylus included
No
Optical (DVD or CD) drive
No
USB 2.0 ports
0
USB 3.0 ports
0
USB-C ports
2
Thunderbolt port
2
Ethernet port
No
Headphone / microphone port
No
Microphone port
No
Headset port
Yes
HDMI
No
Mini DisplayPort
No
WiFi (GHz)
2.4 / 5
WiFi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
No
Memory card reader
No
Front camera
Yes
Rear camera
No
Backlit keyboard
Yes - 16 levels

More Info

Notes
Thunderbolt and USB-C are the same port.