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Pro Thunderbolt 2 is faster than USB 3.1
Thunderbolt 2 has a bandwidth capacity of up to 2500 MB/s, while USB 3.1 can reach 1250 MB/s.
Pro Sturdy construction and elegant design
The MBP has an all-aluminum body that looks great and is sturdy enough that worries of accidentally damaging are mostly alleviated. It has a robust lid, well-spaced back-lit keyboard with speakers on each side of the keyboard and an excellent button-less trackpad.
Pro Great battery life
The battery drains in about 10 hours of typical use.
Pro Very light and thin
The 13" MBP is just 0.71 inches thin and 3.46 pounds light.
Pro Accurate display
13" MBP has a sharp, color accurate 2560 x 1600 IPS display. It's bright at 286 nits, has great viewing angles (viewable at up to 178 degrees) and capable of displaying 87.3% of sRGB color gamut.
Pro PCI-E flash storage makes PS more responsive and loading/saving quicker
MBP comes with 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of SSD storage. SSD storage is faster than HDD storage. Additionally, PCI-E SSD storage is faster than typical SATA SSD storage.
Pro Power connector is hard to accidentally damage
All Macbooks use a MagSafe power connector that is held in place via a magnet. It means that if the power cord is accidentally pulled, it doesn't damage the laptop or the power connector, but instead simply disconnects.
Pro Great backlit keyboard and trackpad
The MBP has a well-spaced, back-lit keyboard and best-in-class button-less trackpad.
Pro Great performance
The 13" MBP has Intel's HD 5100 "Iris" GPU and a 2.6 GHz Dual-Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM that together provide a significant performance output. Additionally, since Apple's OSX, unlike Windows or Linux, has limited amount of hardware to keep in mind, it can be optimized to get a lot more out of its hardware. Overall, unless it's used for hardcore gaming, it can handle almost anything thrown at it.
Pro Can run up to 3 external monitors and output 4K
With 2 Thunderbolt (DisplayPort) plugs and 1 HDMI, MBP can run up to 3 external monitors and output 4K over HDMI.
Con Glossy screen
Con SD Card sticks out
Con No Ethernet or FireWire ports
An adapter is required to transfer data over FireWire or connect to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.