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Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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We wanted a screen as vivid as your imagination. A screen where everything you see is vibrant, detailed and sharp. With the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, we created the world's... More
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,046 expert and owner reviews, Apple has excellent reviews for its notebook PCs. Apple also has excellent reviews specifically within its MacBooks range compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on MacBooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is a two thunderbolt port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina only have one thunderbolt port.

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is 280mm wide, the widest is 370mm, and the average width is 340mm. At only 314 millimeters, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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5 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Short Battery Life

Across all the MacBooks that came out around the same time as the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina the battery lifes range from 5h to 720h. At only 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The smallest L2 cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 3MB and the biggest is 6.2MB. With a L2 cache of only 3,072 kilobytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the smaller L2 caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago is 3MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average L3 cache is 4.3MB. With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst laptops of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a relatively typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Features
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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
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Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Expert Reviews

(8)

Techreviewsource.com

19 November 2013

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2013) uses Intel's Haswell-based Core i5 processor to give power users a system that can last over 11 hours under continuous use and still process graphics and...

Brilliant Retina display
Over 11 hours of battery life
Comes with iLife and iWork software suites
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
HDMI
Glossy screen
Ethernet requires adapter
Only upgradeable at time of order
Have been issues with a number of elements (now fixed), not as powerful as some would like, glossy screen, no discrete graphics, this or the Air
Virtually no upgradeability
5 June 2013

Malgré un design particulièrement soigné et des finitions poussées, il est agréable de constater que les MacBook Pro gamme Retina ont encore une marge confortable de manoeuvre pour évoluer,...

Dazzling Retina display, reduced screen glare
USB 3.0 support HDMI connectivity, drastic price reduction
Faster processor over predecessor
Finition et design
Puissant
Users will need to adjust for missing features, memory and storage not user upgradeable, limited to 8GB of memory
Politique de prix des SSD, puce graphique sous dimensionne
Limit 8 Go de mmoire vive
Pas de processeur Quad Core
SSD de 128 Go pour l'entre de gamme
11 November 2011

Ce MacBook Pro 13" compte parmi les machines qui ont reçu une petite révision fin octobre (lire Apple sort discrètement de nouveaux MacBook Pro). Ce modèle succède à celui que nous avions... Read more…

Incremental updates to the CPU help keep the MacBook Pro line a step above the nowmainstream MacBook Air
The trackpad and gesture controls are still the best of any current laptop
Processeur trs puissant
Puce graphique polyvalente
Port Thunderbolt
Unless you need an optical drive, the MacBook Air may be a better fit for most, and the Pro still lacks things we'd like to see, such as HDMI
Bluray, and USB 3.0
Disque dur moyen
Une baisse sensible de l'autonomie
Dfinition cran infrieure celle d'un MacBook Air 13"
1 March 2011

Les performances générales des MacBook Pro sont revues à la hausse au prix d'une partie graphique plus faible sur la moitié des nouveaux modèles. Le laboratoire de Macworld aux États-Unis a... Read more…

Core 5 processor is a long time coming
Gorgeous Unibody enclosure
Thunderbolt is in its early stages, but it looks promising
Webcam now streams in HD and works with Facetime app
Backlit keyboard
Pricey
No improvement in graphics performance
Higher screen resolution not available
Graphics performance is slightly worse than last year's 13-inch Pro
13-inch screen resolution still low compared with the MacBook Air
29 October 2012

Ik heb deze laptop halverwege 2011 overgenomen van een andere vriendelijke tweaker! dus ik heb nu iets meer als een half jaar ervaring met mijn MacBook.Reden voor aanschafIk ben na de... Read more…

Latest processor technology
Excellent battery life
Good value
Notable speed bump
Thunderbolt port offers faster storage
Intel graphics are a step down from prior models
No Bluray drive
No highresolution display option
No Thunderbolt drives available yet
13inch not much faster
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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 8 October 2012 by Dibbs303
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop with much the same fear as everyone else. Should I buy a Mac over a windows computer? Could I adapt to a Mac? I took the plunge. On opening the box there was little in there... Read more…

Reviewed 11 April 2013 by CL

I took the plunge on a MacBook pro after becoming a little disillusioned with Windows 8. I will admit to being quite anti-Apple for some time - I thought they were for those more interested in... Read more…

Reviewed 6 March 2013 by Jonathan Wheeler
(Verified Purchase)

This MacBook Pro is a well made, attractive piece of kit. It's taking me a while to become fully au fait the OS, having used Windows right from the word go, but that is no fault of the product. I... Read more…

Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Sakinah rais
(Verified Purchase)

Good communication with seller. Item is in excellent condition & is working perfectly. Many thanks...

Reviewed 7 December 2014 by The i robot # 1 fan
The i robot # 1 fan would recommend the IRobot Roomba 870

I use it 4 times a week and I am always amazed what this picks up. its by far the best appliance I have in my house...

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