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Is the MacBook Pro 9.2 for you?Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
MacBook Pro 9.2 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Apple has developed this MacBook Pro 9.2.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Material that seem to be well-designed.
You will be able to carry it easily thanks to its 13.3 inches size. With a processor Intel Core i5-430M, Apple offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
For hard drive sizing, Apple decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Apple comes with this MacBook Pro 9.2 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 10 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. That’s a good thing in case you want to take it on vacation. A feature that will keep you surfing for a long time.
MacBook Pro 9.2 the right choice for watching movies ?
This MacBook Pro 9.2 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
In order to see if it will meet your needs, we have tested it for audio and video use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 13.3, in 2880×1800, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 1.8 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this MacBook Pro 9.2. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-430M that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
With Intel HD Graphics 4000, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Apple has made efforts with available 4 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.With 10 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. No need to constantly check the battery level; you’ll be able to watch movies and listen to music for a long time.
The MacBook Pro 9.2 to use while travelling.
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. With this in mind, we tested the MacBook Pro 9.2. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
It MacBook Pro 9.2 weights 1.8 Kg which makes it a computer in the average of its category. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. A 13.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
No backlit keyboard on this MacBook Pro 9.2. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i5-430M is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 10 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 256 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. With a screen of 13.3 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The MacBook Pro 9.2 to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this MacBook Pro 9.2corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Apple puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-430M does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Apple made the choice to put only one SSD. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The MacBook Pro 9.2 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 256 Gb. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Apple.
Too bad this model does not benefit from Usb 3.0 technology. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
It MacBook Pro 9.2 is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And for the right price/quality ratio.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing.
MacBook Pro 9.2 the right choice to play online?
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. And this MacBook Pro 9.2 is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. This model is proposed in resolution 2880×1800, that is to say one of the best on the market.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this MacBook Pro 9.2 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 256 Gb drive. A feature that interested those, and there are still many, who want to install and play locally.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.8 Kg and is 13.3 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
It MacBook Pro 9.2 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
MacBook Pro 9.2 the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. This MacBook Pro 9.2 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. Neither too heavy nor too light. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
This MacBook Pro 9.2 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 256 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Finally, the MacBook Pro 9.2….
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the MacBook Pro 9.2 remains reasonable in terms of price.
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks