Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch - Spring 2010 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo

  • Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 inch - Spring 2010 Edition - Intel Core 2 Duo
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Based on 26 scores, 37 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Unibody, backlit keyboard, display, multi-touch glass trackpad, performance
  • Better battery life than its predecessors. Speed and memory bumps help performance. Unparalleled multi-touch gestures, Backlit keyboard. Excellent software bundle. Sturdy. Best looking chassis in its class.
  • Strong battery life; improved Nvidia graphics.

Cons:

  • Price
  • Intel Core 2 Duos are an aging processor technology. Heavy for a 13-inch laptop.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Advisor on 80

You can save half a kilo on the 15in version with the 13in Apple MacBook Pro, although last season’s CPU and integrated graphics means you lose the faster performance. Yet the baby MacBook Pro still offers build quality, attention to detail and...

By ConnectReviews on

It is perhaps one of the most popular notebook computers on the market today, with its sleek aluminum unibody enclosure and LED-backlit keyboard. We're talking of course, about the 13" MacBook Pro from Apple, and we're featuring it to kickoff...

By NotebookCheck on 88

The current 13-inch MacBook Pro has only improved itself with the graphics update, though the processing performance has only come up a few percent since Apple stuck to using older Core 2 Duo technology. The battery life has increased thanks to a...

By TechRadar on 70

The spring of 2010 saw Apple's entire MacBook Pro range updated, though this 13-inch model didn't get as extensive an upgrade as the 15- and 17-inch versions. Unlike its stable mates, it didn't make the switch to Intel's new Core...

By AnandTech on

I'm convinced that there's no perfect mobile form factor. You can make arguments in favor of and against everything from the smartphone and tablet to 17" desktop replacement notebooks. There's simply a time and a place for...

By AnandTech on

Anand has already given the latest Apple MacBook Pro 13 a comprehensive review, but I wanted to give a different take on it: I wanted to evaluate it as a Windows laptop. Oh yeah. Basically, I wanted to take the vaunted MBP and put it in an...

By V3.co.uk on 60

Very pleasant to use, but not quite cheap enough or powerful enough to be good value Good points Superb trackpad; good connections Bad points Annoying Apple keyboard; not cheap enough for its power or powerful enough for its price...

By PC Pro on 83

Apple fans will be enraptured, but poor battery life in Windows limits its crossover appeal....

By CIOL on

Apple’s Macbook Pro range has always been considered one of the best notebooks for professionals. However, the user community always had a couple of issues with the Macbook pro in terms of battery life and lack of an integrated card slot. With the...

By PC Mag on 80

Though it's only a component bump, the MacBook Pro 13-inch (Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) is still a solid back-to-school, mainstream...

By SlashGear on

Apple’s recent MacBook Pro update brought a long awaited processor update and new GPU options, but much of the attention was lavished on the larger models in the company’s professional notebook range. In contrast, the 13-inch MacBook Pro saw...

By CNET Asia on 81

The new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro uses a faster version of last year's processor, but a graphics chip upgrade and better battery life give it more value for the same price....

By IT PRO on 83

Apple’s new 2.66GHz MacBook Pro sports excellent network connections but it’s not so great if you need to connect a lot of USB peripherals. Unless you genuinely see a need for extra speed and don’t want to step up to a heavier 15in...

By T3 Magazine on 60

Not as significant an upgrade as that enjoyed by the larger MacBook Pros, but a welcome processor boost and graphics...

By LaptopMag on 80

An updated processor and graphics chip make this MacBook Pro even more powerful while still delivering all-day battery...

By cnet on 81

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses a faster version of last year's processor, but a graphics chip upgrade and better battery life give it more value for the same...

By Computer Shopper on 91

Apple takes what was already good and makes it even better, with the inclusion of a slightly better processor, improved graphics, and unbeatable battery life....

By About.com on 60

Pros: have recently received the updates, Apple has left the MacBook Pro 13 to use the older Core 2 Duo processors and this was a poor move on their part. The Core 2 Duo P8600 may be a fine processor but it falls short of the performance of the newer Core i3350

Cons: Core 2 Duo Processor Really Shows Its Age, Glossy Screen Difficult To Use In Certain Lighting Conditions, DisplayPort Adapters Not Included

By Macs Only on

Last week I finally pulled the trigger and picked up a shiny new unibody (spring 2010) at my local Apple Store along with a VGA/mini-displayport adapter to hook up a digital projector, a frequent need. I also ordered a (SSD) and plus a gray ....

By Macworld on 80

If you already have the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, there’s not a lot of reason to upgrade unless you simply must have the newest version of everything. The changes to the 13-inch lineup are mostly about improved graphics and battery life, and...