Read full 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro review
Powerful 13-inch laptop with an innovative trackpadKey features:
- 13-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display
- Excellent Force Touch trackpad
- Lovely screen
- Zippy performance
Undoubtedly one of the best laptops available, the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2015
is a brilliant machine. Though it follows the same design blueprint as previous models, it still looks fresh, while the aluminium unibody is tough, as well as attractive.
The big talking point is the new Force Touch trackpad. It replaces the standard click mechanism with four force sensors and an electromagnet, which detect how strongly you press down. For example, you can zoom quickly or slowly through videos by adjusting your finger pressure. Meanwhile, Force Clicking on a word brings up a dictionary definition, while clicking on a link or address will bring up a preview window of the page or a map. It’s both great to use and mesmerising.
Its 13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IPS screen is exceptional too, offering accurate, punchy colours and deep blacks. The 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor powering the entry-level model delivers super-slick performance. Anyone who tackles lots of video and photo editing will enjoy the extra clout on offer here, and it’s tough enough for light gaming too. Price: