Thin, light, and stylish. Excellent trackpad. Long battery life. Brilliant display. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Relatively expensive, even in starting config. Limited connectivity for peripherals in lower-end models. Polarizing keyboard lacks vertical travel. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is Apple’s best ultraportable laptop, thanks to stylish looks, an excellent touchpad, and long battery life. On paper, through the lens of its specs, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro might not seem like a compelling ultraportable laptop. For a starting price of $1,299, this silver clamshell offers an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and just 128GB of boot-drive storage. Our review unit bumps this up to a 256GB SSD for a total of $1,499, but it’s still not a great look taken against similarly priced competitors that offer Core i7 CPUs, 16GB of memory, and 256GB or even 512GB drives at that price level. Dig deeper, though, and you find an exquisitely designed ultraportable that performs very well on everyday computing tasks, has good looks to spare, and will almost certainly last all day without being plugged in. Here in 2019, this is the best general-purpose Apple laptop for most us...