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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 2.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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9 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

MacBooks manufactured by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other MacBooks that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a full-size keyboard.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a comparable age 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.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 5h, the longest is 720h, and the average battery life is 17h.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Narrow

MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have widths of between 280mm and 370mm, and the average width is 340mm. With a width of only 314 millimeters, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is fairly narrow compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst MacBooks of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that 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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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small L3 cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average L3 cache of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 4.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller flash memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The flash memory of MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 300GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a four processor thread laptop. Most of the other MacBooks that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have between two and seven processor threads.

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

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most MacBooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum 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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
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
Technical Details
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
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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.
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 by Keith B.
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