Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" review: specs and price

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" better than the average?

  • RAM

  • Resolution

    2560 x 1600pxvs1.93MP
  • Weight

  • RAM speed

  • Battery life

  • Pixel density

  • Internal storage

  • Thickness


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We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.



2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.




Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.


1.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.


The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.


1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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