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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2017) review
Conclusion OUR VERDICT If you are looking for a professional Mac laptop, one you could use in the office or when working at home, then this is more than suitable. That said, in terms of your standard Office apps, such as Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote, but also the Microsoft Office software, we don’t think anyone would be better off with a MacBook Pro than a MacBook. And the same goes for Apple's consumer-oriented creative apps. The MacBook is also the lighter laptop, if it's portability you are after - although it has to be said, the Pro is a lot lighter than it was back in 2015. And you do get a lot more in terms of specs from the 13-inch MacBook Pro and we think that makes the machine better value for money than the MacBook. If you are a user who needs a decent amount of power but you are baulking at the price of the 15-inch MacBook Pro the 13-inch model may well suffice, and if you need a bigger screen you can just plug it into a separate display. But if you are a creative pro looking for a powerful machine to match your graphics needs you aren’t going to find what you want in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.