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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 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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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Has a Front Camera

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Apple notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on MacBooks that have been available 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the bigger total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Wide Quad HD, which is typical of many MacBooks that are a similar age to 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 MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

Most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina only have one thunderbolt port, however the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has two thunderbolt ports.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other MacBooks that came out more than two years ago. The average flash memory of MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 300GB.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Old PCI Express Slot Version

At only 2, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.5.

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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 keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB. The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have between two and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.1 gigahertz) amongst MacBooks of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz.

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7 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 2.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include the Apple Macbook Pro which has better reviews.

If this Apple portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 (2.66GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (16GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most MacBooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a relatively typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to 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 average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina (£2,990.00) (15.4" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Glossy Display
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Networking Standard
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Thunderbolt Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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 TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format
Thunderbolt Technology

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Expert Reviews

(143)
7 December 2015

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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)

You need a DNS server to view remote...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

Sadly you can't find too many reviews of this machine. I'm not a professional reviewer so take mine with a grain of salt. Frankly I'm being generous by giving this machine a 4/5 eggs. The price is... Read more…

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

We bought this camera to setup as a baby monitor. It works wonderfully for this purpose. The tablet app works well for checking on the baby when he sets off the audio baby monitor at night, but... Read more…

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

I use my android phone or web browser to peek on my daughter to see if she is awake. No more tip toeing around or having to listen closely at her audio baby monitor. I use my VPN connection for... Read more…

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2 core Intel Core i5 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 13.3"
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£ 1,699.00
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