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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop with Touch Bar Intel Core i7 8559U, 16GB, 2TB SSD

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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop with Touch Bar Intel Core i7 8559U, 16GB, 2TB SSD

  • Intel Core i7 8th Gen. Processor
  • 13.3 in Screen Size , 2560 x 1600
  • 16 GB RAM , 2 TB SSD
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics GPU
  • Mac OS
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Condition: Refurbished

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A Grade. These are Open boxed / returned units in pristine condition. They are professionally tested and restored to Factory default state. Cosmetically they would be in excellent condition. They have original accessories and come with Warranty for customers peace of mind.


1 Year

Design: Solid but no longer sleek

The MacBook Pro 13-inch has an identical design to its predecessor, which is good and bad. On the positive side, the aluminum design still feels solid, and the Touch ID button makes it a cinch to log in with a touch of your finger. The speakers still sound rich and full, too, with no distortion at top volume.


Ports: Thunderbolt only

If you're looking for a full-size USB port or a microSD card slot, this is not the laptop for you. Apple continues to offer four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.


Keyboard: Quieter and (probably) more durable

The most controversial aspect of Apple's modern MacBook Pros has been its keyboards, and not just because they offer a shallow 0.55mm of travel.


Display: TrueTone makes a difference

 On the surface, the 13-inch display (2560 x 1600 pixels) on the 2018 MacBook Pro doesn't look any different, but with True Tone turned on, the screen is easier on the eyes. That's because the system leverages a dedicated sensor to dynamically change the whitepoint on the display to match the color temperature in the room. 

The result can be a more yellowish tint to things like Google Docs, but that actually makes for more comfortable viewing. You can always toggle this setting on or off in System Preferences if it proves distracting.

Otherwise, the Retina Display on this MacBook is just as good as its predecessor. When viewing a trailer for Pose on FX, I could make out every crevice in a character's lips during a close-up.

Based on our testing, this panel covers a good 119 percent of the sRGB color gamut. That's better than the Spectre 13 (111 percent), but the MateBook X Pro (124 percent) and XPS 13 (130 percent) scored higher.


Touch Bar: It works

 The Touch Bar above the keyboard also gets the True Tone treatment to match the main display. This mini touchscreen (2170 x 60 pixels) does come in handy at times, such as for using music controls in the Spotify app, scrubbing through images with your finger in the photos app, and picking a favorite site to launch in Safari by touching its icon.

Performance: This is crazy fast

It's rare that I don't believe the results coming out of our lab, but in this case I had to do a double take. Based on our file copy test, which involves duplicating 4.97GB worth of files, the 2018 MacBook Pro has the fastest SSD I've ever seen in a laptop.


It took the system just 2 seconds to complete this task, which translates to 2,519 megabytes per second. Incredulous, we found another synthetic benchmark to test the SSD called BlackMagic Disk Speed Test. The result? An average write speed of 2,682 MBps.


The SSDs in competing Windows ultraportables are six times slower, with the otherwise speedy Dell XPS 13 offering 399.4 MBps and the average premium laptop hitting 279.3 MBps.


With its 8th-gen, quad-core Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, the 13-inch MacBook Pro also smoked the competition on Geekbench 4, which measures overall performance. Apple's laptop scored 17,348. The next closest finisher, the XPS 13, notched 14,180.

In terms of real-world performance, I haven't experienced any spinning balls so far in my testing, even as I've juggled 21 tabs in Chrome while I streamed Spotify in the background and used the Stride messaging app on the side.




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Product Identifier
SSD Capacity2 TB
Storage TypeSSD (Solid State Drive)
RAM Size16 GB
Processor Information
ProcessorIntel Core i7 8th Gen.
Processor Speed2.70 GHz
Operating System
Operating SystemMac OS
Screen Size13.3 in
Resolution2560 x 1600
Optical Drive
Optical driveNo DVD Drive
Primary DriveNo DVD Drive
Graphics Processing TypeIntegrated/On-Board Graphics
GPUIntel Iris Plus Graphics
FeaturesIntel Core i7 (8th Gen) 8559U / 2.7 GHz Max Turbo Speed 4.5 GHz Quad Core Processor, 13.3" Retina Display (2560 x 1600 Resolution), Backlight Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, Light Weight 1.38 kg
Most Suitable ForCasual Computing
Backlit KeyboardYes
Warranty1 Year
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