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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.4GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Apple is one of the best notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its MacBooks.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

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1,666MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina supports a 1,666MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 800MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina processor memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for around the same time as 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a two thunderbolt port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina only have one thunderbolt port.

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Light

Across all the MacBooks that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 920g to 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is quite light compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Early 2013 Retina (1.6kg).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and spec is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

At only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is fairly narrow compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 280mm to 370mm, and the average width is 340mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age. Laptops that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have screen sizes of between 11" and 16".

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina that we have checked, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina's PCI Express slot version of only 2 is one of the oldest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.9 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The maximum turbo frequencies of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.3GHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The maximum internal memories of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 16GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The L3 caches of MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 3MB to 8MB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

Apple released the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(143)
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Quality design and finish
Backlit keyboard
Sound quality
Display
Battery life
Not enough ports for a computer this size
No integrated optical drive
No matte screen option
No discrete graphics in this model
Expensive
23 December 2014

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Doubles the RAM
Processor speed bump
Cheaper price
Processor upgrade
Serious gaming is possible
Not a huge update over previous MBP
No Quadcore processor
No discrete graphics, (these are only available in the 15in models)
Iris still only average
Capacity comes at a premium

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User Reviews

(35)
Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
(Verified Purchase)

After watching the price dip and doing a risk assessment on whether i should buy this due to security issue posted at #TrendnetExposed (twitter), i decided to go with it and I'm fairly happy with... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Dan H.
(Verified Purchase)

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Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Joseph H.
(Verified Purchase)

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Reviewed 15 January 2014 by Keith B.
(Verified Purchase)

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